Bug#376798: very poor spacing next to the letter 'm'
dparsons at debian.org
Wed Jul 5 05:30:39 UTC 2006
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
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 18.104.22.168-8 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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