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(103/231) 3040827 - Incorrect size of tabulators (i.e. \t symbols)

jEdit 4.3.2 server mode, using java 1.6.0_20 on
Linux ubuntu-vladimirs 2.6.32-24-generic #39-Ubuntu SMP Wed Jul 28 06:07:29 UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux

Output of tabulators (i.e. \t symbols) is incorrect in text area (when tabulators are not replaced with spaces).
Try to put following line into text area when tab stop = 4 symbols


second line will be wrongly formatted (will be enormous short because of incorrect size of tabulators).

Submitted brain-my - 2010-08-06 - 20:00:55z Assigned nobody
Priority 5 Category text area and syntax packages
Status Open Group normal bug
Resolution None Visibility No


2010-08-06 - 21:17:46z
Please goto "Utilities -> Global Options -> Text Area" and turn off "Fractional Font Metrics". Now a mono-spaced font should be displayed correctly. If so, You have re-discovered bug #1256255 ;-)

When turning off "Fractional Font Metrics", it may be that the display isn't correct immediately. It may need some playing around..
2010-11-25 - 02:40:07z
This may help or it may be a red herring. I think the tabs work as expected in the 4.4.x branch; but the bug is present in the trunk branch. The 4.4.x branch does not have the ElasticTabStop classes/files; but removing these from the trunk does not seem to help.