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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[1], but I have not been able to
reproduce it on my systems and I don't know what's going on.


1. https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=858142

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).

David Griffith

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