I'm using Debian testing (stretch) with i3 running urxvt with Source Code Pro (a TTF font).

MOC (an ncurses program) as it appeared last week:

And now - notice the vertical lines:

I can "solve" the issue by reducing urxvt's lineSpace to 0, but I want that line spacing - and it worked before.

Any ideas what could cause this? urxvt bug? x11 font rendering bug?


If URxvt.skipBuiltinGlyphs is set to true in ~/.Xresources, try setting it to false. Fixed it for me.

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