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Bug#138995: libcw: text entry widget duplicates characters during quick typing

Package: libcw
Version: N/A; reported 2002-03-19
Severity: important

I usually type between 60 and 80 words per minute.  As I use cooledit to edit my
LaTeX documents, I use it quite often.  Sometimes, when I press a key in the
main text edit widget in cooledit, it prints the previously-entered character
(or, sometimes, the character before that) in place of the character which I
pressed.  This occurs consistently, although not at every keypress.  Also, the
problem happens most notably during inter-word spaces.

For example, the following is a sample of a quote which I typed in cooledit, and
the version on the following line(s) is what I actually typed:

``I try to learanas much as I canabecause I know nnthini cocpared totwwat I
need totknow.''

``I try to learn as much as I can because I know nothing compared to what I
need to know.''

As you can see, this is a very annoying problem, and manually fixing it after it
occurs can become very time-consuming (especially when a (^H + char) combination
inputs two ^H's).

Some more info:

I installed the bin pkgs of libcw and cooledit...

$dpkg -l cooledit libcw libcw-dev
ii  cooledit       3.17.1-3.1     A portable, fast X Window text editor with b
ii  libcw          3.17.1-3.1     The Cool widget library used by cooledit/coo
No packages found matching libcw-dev.

-- System Information
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386
Kernel:	Linux cpp 2.4.18-swsusp #7 Wed Mar 13 13:06:40 UTC 2002 i686

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