I paste this text, copied from IBM's social responsibility, into an Emacs buffer where the frame is 80 characters, or is small enough to cause a line-wrap:
02 Education and skills We are reinventing education for the era of AI and helping to prepare young people around the world for the jobs of tomorrow.
I select lines 1-4 until the middle of the last sentence. I do
C-x r t for string rectangle. The first three lines vanish! Here is a screenshot before the string rectangle command:
And a screenshot after string rectangle (
C-x r t):
This also happens when launching with
emacs -Q to skip customizations. It also happens when the last line is longer than the current fill. It does not happen when the frame is wide enough or when the last sentence is reflowed to fit on two lines.
Am I doing something wrong or is this a bug worth reporting?