Whenever I hit the end or beginning of a line, I get this very odd character where my cursor was. Any idea what may be causing this? I believe I have my fonts and theme correctly installed. I'm using Debian with the default xfce terminal.

gif video of the cursor error

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    It says 001b, which is the escape character. There is something in your vimrc file that does this (either something you added yourself, or a plugin). See: How do I debug my vimrc file?. Commented Mar 6, 2016 at 18:28
  • I have the same problem on the ROXTerm emulator but not on the XTerm. (On ArchLinux.) Haven't tried to fix the former since the latter works fine.
    – Al.G.
    Commented Aug 23, 2016 at 8:32

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My guess is that it is your font, encoding or both that are at work. It's very hard to tell exacly what the cause is, but i recommend you reinstall font or check if you have the same problem with another font.

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