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Matthias Bläsing commented on NETBEANS-346:
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I just checked with a master build from yesterday on these combinations:

OpenJDK 8u151 on Ubuntu Linux

Oracle JDK 10 on Ubuntu Linux

Oracle JDK 8 on Windows 10

On all these platforms I see correct alignment of one tab character and 8 
spaces and I also see the margin line exactly between the 80. and 81. character.

As I don't own a mac, here end my options to check this further. Thinks that 
might be relevant to check:
 * which JDK is installed (version, vendor)
 * is the selected editor font present on the system? (maybe you are seeing a 
fallback)
 * Check if it helps to switch the editor font to a different monospaced font

> Tabs, characters, and the right Margin don't line up
> ----------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: NETBEANS-346
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/NETBEANS-346
>             Project: NetBeans
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: editor - Other
>    Affects Versions: 9.0
>         Environment: Mac OS 10.10 (at least)
>            Reporter: Austin Stephens
>            Priority: Critical
>             Fix For: 9.0
>
>         Attachments: Screen Shot 2018-01-29 at 4.58.35 PM.png, Screen Shot 
> 2018-02-28 at 11.27.32 AM.png, linewidth.png
>
>
> When the Right Margin is set at 80 chars, it is drawn at 8*2* chars. This is 
> annoying because I have a 1440x900 screen that I split vertically in to two. 
> This results in two editing areas that are about 80 chars wide. I could see 
> the margin line in both editors when scrolled all the way to the left. Since 
> Netbeans (9.0 beta) is now drawing them at char 8*2*, it is not possible to 
> size those editors so I can see the line in both windows and it is driving me 
> crazy.
> This is a first world issue at the moment, but you might find code coming 
> from mac programmers coming in two or more chars too wide in the Netbeans 
> source code.



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