Re: underscore in xterm sometimes invisible
On Mon, 1 May 2017, Sven Joachim wrote:
On 2017-05-01 08:58 +0000, David Griffith wrote:
When I completely log out and log back in, the underscore character
will be invisible in xterm. If I do "xrdb .Xresources", subsequent
xterms created will show underscores.
Investigating further, I tried starting with no .Xresources file.
This gave me a much-too-small xterm window. When I do "xrdb -merge
.Xresources-foobar", which is my normal .Xresources file, I get my
favored xterm settings EXCEPT that underscores are invisible. If I
don't use the "-merge" flag, then that will cause subsequent xterms to
show underscores. What's going on here? How can I fix it?
This has been reported in bug #858142, but I have not been able to
reproduce it on my systems and I don't know what's going on.
Thanks. I've been able to add some hopefully helpful information to that
bug report, to wit, I think the problem may be with xrdb(1).
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