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|Summary:||Automatic font addition dialog problematic|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Tim <ack210t>|
|Component:||gnome-terminal||Assignee:||Behdad Esfahbod <behdad>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2010-06-28 10:21:00 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Tim 2009-08-28 03:26:08 EDT
Description of problem: When displaying the content of a file with binary data, gnome-terminal often tries to interpret the data as some kind of text encoding and offers to let the user download an appropriate font. Although this may be helpful at times, it can be annoying if the data is not encoded text. My suggestion is to make this configurable and simply provide information about how to search/install new fonts in the Help. Perhaps the dialog could be the default, but have a "Never show me this again" checkbox, though you'd want a way, in the preferences, to turn it back on again. too. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 126.96.36.199 How reproducible: Easily if you have a file with the right (wrong?) data Steps to Reproduce: 1. cat a binary file 2. 3. Actual results: Garbage to the screen, perhaps, then followed by dialog boxes offering to install some fonts. Expected results: Just the data Additional info: It's a curiosity that the fonts offered are often N'Ko, Coptic, Divehi, and Syriac. Perhaps the magic numbers of the files I sometimes display are all present in those encoding schemes. It seems odd that the first three usually appear in one dialog box, but Syriac is in a second box.
Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2010-04-28 06:02:07 EDT
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Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2010-06-28 10:21:00 EDT
Fedora 11 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2010-06-25. Fedora 11 is no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug. If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version of Fedora please feel free to reopen this bug against that version. Thank you for reporting this bug and we are sorry it could not be fixed.