I have Vim 8.0 running on Arch Linux (last updated 3rd of January) and have installed the package powerline-fonts using pacman as well as vim-airline using Vundle. I have also set let g:airline_powerline_fonts=1 in ~/.vimrc. The problem is; there's a tiny gap to the right of the the arrow-like symbols on the right part of the status bar. As can be seen below, this damages the looks of Vim Airline. It does not affect the arrow-like symbols on the left part of the status bar (probably because the spacing is to the right). This seems like a bug to me?! Does anyone know a workaround?

Kind regards.

vim-airline spacing

EDIT: By the way, this is a nearly minimal .vimrc when using Vundle:

set nocompatiblefiletype offset rtp+=~/.vim/bundle/vundlecall vundle#begin()Plugin 'gmarik/vundle'Plugin 'vim-airline/vim-airline'call vundle#end()let g:airline_powerline_fonts=1

    For others encountering similar problems, some hints to how to make this work can be found in the following Github issue:


    Notice that vim-airline with powerline fonts is very fragile in the sense that it depends on the exact font settings of your system. There is no attempt to avoid that.

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