the text cursor remains the same regardless of the context it is inserted into. in italics contexts, this makes it hard to find its exact position. I think this issue could be mitigated by slanting the cursor to the same degree the text is slanted.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. open a file
2. write something
3. make sure parts of the text are in italics and parts are in normal font
4. move the cursor between the parts in italics and the parts in normal font
the text cursor does not change in any way.
I think it would help if the text cursor changed to reflect the text's slant
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Yes, applying the slant to the caret makes sense.
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #1)
> Yes, applying the slant to the caret makes sense.
For a difference, I'm objecting against something. Not really against.. but reluctant. Kind of same topic to what Formatting Marks should show..
Why Italic and not for bold/underline/font color/highlighting color (without going into details how this should be implemented).
A hairy topic: not as simplistic/straight forward, IMHO
for what it's worth, I'd be all for extending this to other formatting contexts, too. it may not be necessary for highlighting contexts (except possibly in case of block cursors?), since that's a feature of the _background_ and not of the text characters themselves. italics just seemed to be one context (perhaps the only one?) where this issue has _some_ impact on usability, if only a minor one.
Don't see the point of a "formatted caret". What advantage should it have when the caret becomes red on red text color? Or bold on bold text? The italic slant makes sense because of the running direction but nothing else.
Unconfirmed means your request requires confirmation (which was the fact with my New for the narrow scope).
apologies, that was unintentional.
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #4)
> Don't see the point of a "formatted caret". What advantage should it have
> when the caret becomes red on red text color? Or bold on bold text? The
> italic slant makes sense because of the running direction but nothing else.
I give in :P. Looking at MSO right now, it's indeed better
For the case of the cursor slanting to match surrounding italic text, I believe this bug is a duplicate of bug 117305. But I am reluctant to change the state of this bug because Comment 3 starts raising the idea of modifying the cursor appearance in other formatting ways, which isn't in that bug.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 117305 ***