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I don't know why my gvim windows looks like this in linux. Is there anything I need to add to my vimrc file in addition to this?

execute pathogen#infect()
syntax on
filetype plugin indent on
set nocompatible
set number
set numberwidth=1
set autoindent
set backspace=2
set backspace=indent,eol,start
set tabstop=4
set shiftwidth=4
set shellslash
set grepprg=grep\ -nH\ $*
filetype indent on
let g:tex_flavor='latex'
imap ^[OA <ESC>ki
imap ^[OB <ESC>ji
imap ^[OC <ESC>li
imap ^[OD <ESC>hi
augroup markdown
    au BufNewFile,BufRead *.md,*.markdown setlocal filetype=ghmarkdown
augroup END
colorscheme koehler 
set guifont=Consolas\ 12
set guioptions-=T "remove toolbar
if !has("gui_running")
    set guioptions=icpM
    set term=xterm
    set t_Co=256
    let &t_AB="\e[48;5;%dm"
    let &t_AF="\e[38;5;%dm"
    inoremap <Char-0x07F> <BS>
    nnoremap <Char-0x07F> <BS>
    colorscheme koehler 

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DIFFERENCE - left one is terminal and right side is gvim I didn't have this problem in windows 10


The problem is probably that you don't have the Consolas font installed and that Vim defaults to an ugly default font.

Try using a different font, for example this should work on most Linux systems:

set guifont=Dejavu\ Sans\ Mono\ 12

If you want it to work on both Windows and Linux you can use something like:

if has('gui_gtk')
    set guifont=Dejavu\ Sans\ Mono\ 12
    set guifont=Consolas:h12

Or, if you want to use Consolas on Linux, you can install it.

  • worked pretty well. Thank you for the reply (very useful) – neelabalan Sep 21 '16 at 10:57
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    As an alternative to the Consolas font one can use Inconsolata which is pretty similar. It's free (as in free beer) and available on most Linux distrutions repositories – toro2k Sep 21 '16 at 10:57
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    By the way, you can accept answers by pressing the tick next to the voting arrows, which makes it easier to find for other people with your question. – figgycity50 Sep 21 '16 at 16:30

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