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Terminal font spacing issue with TinkerTool System
The terminal's font spacing (even for monospaced fonts) suddenly went wacky and I haven't had any luck getting things back to normal.

Typed entries at the command line and even in editors like vi are offset by half a character to the right (relative to a normally positioned text, as output by "ls" for example). Pressing backspace returns the remaining characters to the "correct" position.

After deleting the terminal preferences, things go back to normal until the font size is changed from the default size.

Has anyone seen the following problem? If so is there a recommended remedy?
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Authored by: klerg on Aug 31, '01 11:34:05PM

I have indeed had this problem, but unfortunatly I have no remedy for it. For me, the problem didn't fix itself until I re-wrote the zeroes on my HD, did a low-level format and did a clean install of X (which I had to do anyway).

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Authored by: wluh on Sep 01, '01 02:15:55AM

After hours of experimenting, I suspected the problem had to do with anti-aliasing of fonts. So I looked all over--environment variables, etc.

The root of my problem was TinkerTool. It set some setting (unfortunately I don't know what exactly it does to achieve this change) that controls in cocoa apps what point size below which no anti-aliasing occurs. If I just turn off this feature. Then my problems went away!

So the key, I think, is knowing how to set when cocoa apps choose to anti-alias fonts or not. Anyone have any idea why tinker tool messed things up?

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