Re: [dev] [st] wide characters getting cropped

From: NRK <>
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2021 20:55:46 +0600

On Tue, Nov 09, 2021 at 02:00:57PM +0100, Laslo Hunhold wrote:
> I'm always wondering: What do you suggest to improve the
> latency-situation?

If I knew the answer to that, then I would've ditched XTerm and patched
ST already. Unfortunately I know next to nothing when it comes to the
inner workings of a terminal.

On Tue, Nov 09, 2021 at 10:09:48PM +0100, Страхиња Радић wrote:
> I'm wondering what's the use case for such critical need for low latency?

I wouldn't say it's "critical need". And if we judge from that pov then
one could ask, "What's the critical need for a dynamic window manger or
minimal softwares in general?".

XTerm has many (visible) problems. Maybe I've misconfiuged it, but I
cannot get it to fallback to other fonts reliably, and thus some glyphs
don't render. It also chokes badly when it tries to render some unicode
glyphs for the first time.

I have neither of those problems on ST. But those situations are far
less common for me compared to situation where I'm typing into the
terminal (which is always). So if I can get a better experience out of
the most common workflow out of a certain software, then it's going be
the one I will end up using.

Also just to clarify, I wouldn't say ST has "latency issues", that
implies the situation is _bad_. As I've said, it's the 2nd most
responsive terminal I've tried and _MILES_ better than these "gpu
accelerated" terminals. It's also the only other terminal that I still
have installed in my system.

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