Re: [dev] [dmenu] [PATCH] Added option to prompt for passwords

From: FRIGN <>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:46:49 +0200

On Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:40:43 -0700
Eric Pruitt <> wrote:

> I see; I misread "curpos" as "cursor" when I glanced over it the first
> time. However, it still looks wrong to me, so I tested it to verify
> -- I believe the problem is that the characters aren't guaranteed to
> have a width of 8 or even be constant for every character, so if you
> type (or paste) something like "Blah blah Բարի գալուստ Վիքիպեդիա Blah
> Blah", the cursor position and the number of asterisks is not properly
> synchronized.

Yeah I just stumpled upon this issue. hmm, difficult. Still, you need
to find a simpler solution for your purpose, even though I don't think
it'll ever get merged into mainline.



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