Character problem with code editor

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Character problem with code editor

Postby FireFoxII » 2017-11-02 10:34

I have this problem on my system with Debian installed

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This problem shows up on code editor Atom and Visual Studio Code, also with fresh install...

Seems that the characters are slightly moved to the left...

Anyone can help me? Thanks

Some info of my system:

Linux debian 4.9.0-3-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.30-2+deb9u5 (2017-09-19) x86_64 GNU/Linux
Version buster
- x-session-manager: /usr/bin/startxfce4
- x-window-manager: /usr/bin/xfwm4
DM : /usr/sbin/lightdm
CPU0: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz (family: 0x6, model: 0x2a, stepping: 0x7)
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Re: Character problem with code editor

Postby L_V » 2017-11-02 14:33

Can you compare what happens when using xfonts-terminus (Fixed-width fonts).
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Re: Character problem with code editor

Postby mor » 2017-11-02 15:33

That seem exactly like the issue triggered by the new libfreetype6 in Testing/Unstable, however judging by you kernel it looks like you're on Stable so you shouldn't have the 2.8.1-0.1 version that triggers the problem in certain apps, Atom being one as I seem to remember, together with Seamonkey where I noticed the problem.

Have a look at these bug reports to see if they lead you somewhere:
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1409188
https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugrepo ... bug=878929
https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugrepo ... bug=878870
https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugrepo ... bug=878834
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1400721
https://hg.mozilla.org/releases/mozilla ... e8227e5080

So far it seems like it is something that needs to be patched on the non working apps, as they did on Thunderbird already for instance, but don't quote me on that.

Bye ;)

EDIT
I see now you wrote you're indeed on Buster so maybe you do have the new libfreetype6 regardless of kernel. A solution could be to revert libfreetype6 to 2.8-0.2 and pin it (as I did), although it would be temporary before at some point it is gonna block other major upgrades.
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Re: Character problem with code editor

Postby None1975 » 2017-11-02 17:36

FireFoxII wrote:This problem shows up on code editor Atom and Visual Studio Code, also with fresh install...

According Debian Wiki
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Re: Character problem with code editor

Postby FireFoxII » 2017-11-02 22:48

mor wrote:That seem exactly like the issue triggered by the new libfreetype6 in Testing/Unstable, however judging by you kernel it looks like you're on Stable so you shouldn't have the 2.8.1-0.1 version that triggers the problem in certain apps, Atom being one as I seem to remember, together with Seamonkey where I noticed the problem.


Thanks a lot!

With downgrade to version 2.8-0.2 the problem seems to be resolved :wink:
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