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Running vim-Qt

If you are running from the source directory, the vim binary is built under src/vim To run vim-Qt you can either call vim with the "-g" argument

$ ./vim -g

or you can create a symlink, or rename the binary, to either gvim or qvim

$ ln -s vim qvim
$ ./qvim

Running vim under any of those names should launch the GUI automatically.

Known Issues

If you have issues rendering fonts in vim-Qt try setting the QVIM_DRAW_STRING_SLOW environment variable, e.g. in Unix systems:

$ QVIM_DRAW_STRING_SLOW=1 ./vim -g

or in the windows console

set QVIM_DRAW_STRING_SLOW=1
vim.exe -g

this will be slower, but should resolve most font drawing issues that you have.

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