Bug#506338: gnome-terminal: Fixed-10 font is borken

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Thu Nov 20 18:19:33 UTC 2008

Package: gnome-terminal
Version: 2.22.3-3
Severity: important

Hi all,

after upgrading all the fontconfig packages to 2.6.0-2 (or -3) suddenly
the Fixed-10 font in the gnome terminal is completely broken.

I thought that might be an error of fontconfig, and I reported this 
problem there. There was another bug report concerning this, and in the
other a solution was suggested. Please see bug reports 506124 and 505994
for details. (Cc-ing these bug reports)

The interesting thing is that when I open gedit and select the Fixed-10
font I get the correct one, while in gnome terminal I get something 
really bad.

Please see attached screen shot for an open gedit with font selection 
dialog and an opened gnome terminal with font selection dialog, both 
have Fixed-10 selected, but the difference in appearance is striking.

I consider this important because for my gnome terminal I want and need
to use fixed since I am using ssh and working on remote servers 
permanently. Using other fonts creates a garbled output in this case.

If you have any suggestion how that mess could be cleaned up, please let
me know.

Best wishes


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

Kernel: Linux 2.6.28-rc5-sony (SMP w/2 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages gnome-terminal depends on:
ii  gnome-terminal-data        2.22.3-3      Data files for the GNOME terminal 
ii  libatk1.0-0                1.22.0-1      The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libbonobo2-0               2.22.0-1      Bonobo CORBA interfaces library
ii  libc6                      2.7-16        GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libgconf2-4                2.22.0-1      GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libglade2-0                1:2.6.3-1     library to load .glade files at ru
ii  libglib2.0-0               2.16.6-1      The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnome2-0          The GNOME 2 library - runtime file
ii  libgnomeui-0         The GNOME 2 libraries (User Interf
ii  libgtk2.0-0                2.12.11-4     The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  liborbit2                  1:2.14.16-0.1 libraries for ORBit2 - a CORBA ORB
ii  libpango1.0-0              1.20.5-3      Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libstartup-notification0   0.9-1         library for program launch feedbac
ii  libvte9                    1:0.16.14-4   Terminal emulator widget for GTK+ 
ii  libx11-6                   2:1.1.5-2     X11 client-side library
ii  libxrender1                1:0.9.4-2     X Rendering Extension client libra
ii  scrollkeeper               0.3.14-16     A free electronic cataloging syste

Versions of packages gnome-terminal recommends:
ii  yelp                          2.22.1-8   Help browser for GNOME 2

gnome-terminal suggests no packages.

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