[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#820487: fonts-font-awesome: Some icons don't render properly in gtk applications

James Murphy james.murphy.debian at gmail.com
Sat Apr 9 00:07:19 UTC 2016

Package: fonts-font-awesome
Version: 4.5.0~dfsg-1
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

On March 30 2016 after an upgrade the FontAwesome symbols U+f176 
(fa-long-arrow-up) and U+f175 (fa-long-arrow-down) stopped rendering properly 
in some applications.

I believe it is gtk related because terminal based applications still
render the arrows fine. Opening a file with both arrows in vim works as
expected, but opening the same file in gvim makes the arrows fail to
draw properly. Similarly, asking i3bar to draw the symbols also renders
improperly. However, other symbols still render fine both in and out of
gtk applications.

I mailed this to the debian-user mailing list with no response, and I'm
not sure who else to report it to. I should note that the upgrade in
question did not include an upgrade to the fonts-font-awesome package.
The upgrade did include libgtk2.0-bin, libgtk2.0-0, and libgtk2.0-common.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.4.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

-- no debconf information

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