Bug#376798: very poor spacing next to the letter 'm'

Drew Parsons dparsons at debian.org
Wed Jul 5 05:30:39 UTC 2006

Package: libpango1.0-0
Version: 1.12.3-1
Severity: normal

Hello, I am experiencing extremely poor spacing in gnome-terminal around the
letter 'm'.  Forgive me if libpango1.0-0 is the wrong place to deal with it,
but since gnome-terminal uses libpango1.0-0 I thought this would be the more
appropriate package to send the bug, since pango is supposed to handle
character spacings.

The problem is that nearly every letter placed to the right of a letter 'm'
ends up being squashed right up against it.  This makes for extremely poor
readability, for instance is it m3 or m8?  cane or came?  Really, it's not

I first thought it might have been the font I used (default Sans, 8pt), but
after trying others (using gnome-terminal's Edit-Profiles) I found that
basically every one of them is affected.

Sans 8pt seems to be the font I want to use, apart from this m problem. I'm
using 1024x768 24bit colour on a 15in laptop (IBM Thinkpad R51 LCD) screen.

I'm really at wit's end about it.  Can you help?

I'll add some sample screen shots later to illustrate the problem.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (990, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.17
Locale: LANG=en_AU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_AU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages libpango1.0-0 depends on:
ii  libc6                         2.3.6-15   GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcairo2                     1.0.4-2    The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libfontconfig1                2.3.2-7    generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6                  2.2.1-2    FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libglib2.0-0                  2.10.3-2   The GLib library of C routines
ii  libpango1.0-common            1.12.3-1   Modules and configuration files fo
ii  libx11-6                      2:1.0.0-7  X11 client-side library
ii  libxft2               FreeType-based font drawing librar
ii  zlib1g                        1:1.2.3-12 compression library - runtime

libpango1.0-0 recommends no packages.

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