Keywords: italics, text
BYOND Version:493
Operating System:Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
Web Browser:Chrome 17.0.963.46
Applies to:Dream Seeker
Status: Unverified

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Descriptive Problem Summary:

Italicized words appear to have no spacing after them, even if you do place a space. The italicized words pretty much bleed into the next word over, as seen here:


Numbered Steps to Reproduce Problem:
  1. Write out a word surrounded by the italics tags. Then hit space and write another word.
  2. Italicized word bleeds over into the next word as if no space were present.

Code Snippet (if applicable) to Reproduce Problem:

Expected Results:
Italicized words have some sort of spacing between themselves and trailing words.

Actual Results:
Italicized words have no spacing at all it appears.

Does the problem occur:
Every time? Or how often? Every time.
In other games? Yes.
In other user accounts? Untested.
On other computers? Untested.

When does the problem NOT occur?
If you add a few more spaces.

Did the problem NOT occur in any earlier versions? If so, what was the last version that worked? I can recall it being an issue as far back as 355.

Add multiple spaces between words.
I'm not so sure this is a bug so much as a flaw in the rich text control, but it's something we could look into. It's possible the HTML parser is pulling out a space that it shouldn't, but more likely it's the rich text output. Windows isn't really smart about kerning italics.
This appears to be built into the rich text control. It's not anything we're doing. I don't know if there's an appropriate workaround.

Interestingly though this is something that could come up in maptext, and there I can work around it.
Lummox JR changed status to 'Unverified'