Red Hat Bugzilla – Full Text Bug Listing
|Summary:||Improper handling of variable-width fonts|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Christopher Beland <beland>|
|Component:||gnome-terminal||Assignee:||Behdad Esfahbod <behdad>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2007-08-27 14:42:51 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Christopher Beland 2005-01-19 23:05:23 EST
gnome-terminal-2.7.3-1 gnome-terminal appears to be positioning characters in variable-width fonts as if they were fixed-width. The font is adjusted at: Edit -> Current Profile -> General (tab) -> Font: If you choose, for example, Sans 10 Regular, you will see the "@", "m", and "w" characters overlap with and occasionally be clipped by other characters. Similar problems occur with these characters and some others (e.g. "P") with URW Chancery L 12 Regular, in addition to there being an excessive amount of vertical space with this font. Actually rendering characters with variable widths in a terminal window would likely cause all sorts of horizontal alignment problems. If rendering for variable-width fonts cannot be cleaned up so that characters position without overlap, clipping, or excessive spaces, perhaps the best thing to do would be to restrict the choice of font to fixed-width varieties only.
Comment 1 Matthew Miller 2006-07-10 17:05:14 EDT
Fedora Core 3 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for security updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please reopen and reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a security issue and hasn't been resolved in the current FC5 updates or in the FC6 test release, reopen and change the version to match. Thank you!
Comment 2 Christopher Beland 2007-08-26 15:32:58 EDT
Originally reported for Fedora Core 3. This is still a problem with Fedora 7 and gnome-terminal-2.18.1-1.fc7.
Comment 3 Christopher Beland 2007-08-26 15:38:07 EDT
Bugzilla crashed on the last edit...trying to clear "NEEDINFO" since this is still present in Fedora 7.
Comment 4 Behdad Esfahbod 2007-08-27 14:42:51 EDT
Terminal emulation programs work with a grid and hence assume a fixed-width font. Not going to change.
Comment 5 Christopher Beland 2007-08-27 15:13:01 EDT
That makes sense. Can the list of fonts in the chooser be restricted to fixed-width only?
Comment 6 Behdad Esfahbod 2007-08-29 14:03:16 EDT