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Author tetelevm
Recipients terry.reedy, tetelevm
Date 2021-03-28.15:26:40
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Hi! I'm not sure if it's an IDLE, library, Xserver or font error, but either way, IDLE is behaving incorrectly. I have installed 3.8 and 3.9 versions, and on both it works, I do not know about the others, but I suspect that on the others, this error also occurs.

The error occurs in the following way: if you type any of the characters '\u270(5-f)' in IDLE, its work will stop unexpectedly. I suspect that for many other symbols there will be the same error, but so far noticed only on these. 

This is what the output to the terminal says:
X Error of failed request:  BadLength (poly request too large or internal Xlib length error)
  Major opcode of failed request:  139 (RENDER)
  Minor opcode of failed request:  20 (RenderAddGlyphs)
  Serial number of failed request:  2131
  Current serial number in output stream:  2131

I think the error is somewhere in the system error handler or in the incorrect behavior of the fonts display (or both :) ), it would be more correct to catch the error and display it in the output, rather than suddenly terminate.

My system is Ubuntu 20.04, KDE 5.
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