I am having some difficulty understanding some issues with dia, perhaps better posted as two questions, however I do get the impression that they are related in gnome somehow; they are as follows:
When I copy text to the system clipboard from vim, it is not readable by the paste function in dia.
When I output a .png file from dia, the characters of each line appear piled up on top of each other. Whilst writing this question, I have created a a small file to demonstrate the issue and I now see that the text is spaced correctly excepting that it is of the wrong length; there would appear to be a translation issue in the font scaling, or something similar.
Why is this?
How can I export the text into the png files in a more predictable way?
Thank you for your generous consideration and for any eventual assistance.