Bug SS-40
4 votes

Invisible empty text subscripts

Created by Martin Kraska on 3/23/2014 1:47 PM Last Updated by Martin Kraska on 5/15/2014 8:27 PM
Logged: 0   (hrs)


If a text subscript exists (just a dot) but is empty, then it is completely invisible. It reveals itself if by the separation of the horizontal cursor line. Marked as high priority because this is a really nasty error which is hard to detect.

Proposal: Do not hide orphan dots in text subscripts. See attachment.

    Martin Kraska (Thursday, May 15, 2014 8:27 PM) #

Here is another victim of this bug: http://en.smath.info/forum/yaf_postsm13097_Resizing-Matrix.aspx#post13097

I would not recommend to mark the issue as completed unless the fix is available to the users. Or did I miss the roll-out?

    smath (Sunday, March 30, 2014 2:39 PM) #


    smath (Saturday, March 29, 2014 3:07 PM) #

Note: to prevent a backward compatibility issue *.sm/*.smz (and *.xmcd?) files handling must be updated to remove orphan dots on file open.

    smath (Saturday, March 29, 2014 3:01 PM) #

Thanks. If orphan dot will be always visible, then it will be visible everytime user started specifying subscript which is not actually good - user will think that something goes wrong if he will see a dot instead of cursor changed for subscript input.

I would suggest another approach - orphan dot must be removed automatically from variable/function/unit name on region focus lost.

Will use this approach for the fix.