On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 02:29:26PM -0400, Kevin Dwyer wrote:
> Well Point can't really be extended as it only indicates one location.
Right. And there is never any doubt -- once you've become
accustomed to seeing several spaces with black -- where the
Point is. But sometimes the black extends from the Point
backwards, and sometimes it extends forwards, quite a few
spaces when it feels it has to cover the space from the beginning
of a line to the Tab setting.
> However, you can mark sections of text and have it highlight that text as
> marked. Is that what you're seeing?
Not at all. When I want to mark sections of text, that is done
with a blue shading. That works fine.
> Are you doing this in a terminal or with the X version of
<G> Both! I use X of course, but mostly in a terminal. For
instance, here is the relevant mutt entry:
set editor="/usr/bin/emacs -nw" # editor to use when
> If the former, does it happen in different types of terminals
> (I've seen some terminals get screwed up when emacs is doing
> the reverse video and such, most notably with syntax
I think the terminal may be the problem. I am using
rxvt, BUT it is set so that it is Unicode capable. This is
possibly the difficulty. To be sure, I'll have to do some
work to reverse this setting. It has brought difficulties
in other areas, for instance while trying to run mutt when
I'm logged in to gwyn.tux.org.
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