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|Summary:||gnome-terminal does not render line drawing characters as expected|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Michael Wardle <michael.wardle>|
|Component:||gnome-core||Assignee:||Havoc Pennington <hp>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:||Aaron Brown <abrown>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2002-12-13 21:37:09 EST||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Michael Wardle 2002-06-30 22:10:29 EDT
Description of problem: When using GNOME Terminal to access a remote FreeBSD host and run the system installation and configuration utility /stand/sysinstall), line drawing characters are rendered incorrectly. Where a box was expected, letters appear in place, similar to: lqqqqqk x x x x mqqqqqj I have tried setting the terminal type to vt100, vt102, xterm, and xterm-color using the TERM environment variable. I have tried various fixed and proportional fonts. I have tried disabling any GUI-configurable internationalization options. The box is rendered as expected when I use the versions of xterm and rxvt that ship with the system, as it is with other vt100/xterm terminal emulation programs such as PuTTY on Windows 2000. I don't think the remote host has a custom termcap/terminfo entry for gnome-terminal, but one should not be necessary. How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.log into a Red Hat system :-) 2.run GNOME Terminal from the panel 3.connect to a host running FreeBSD using ssh 4.execute /stand/sysinstall Actual Results: Dialogs appear using letters as the box borders. Expected Results: Dialogs appear using line drawing characters as the box borders. Additional info: LOCAL Red Hat Linux 7.3/x86 gnome-core 184.108.40.206-38 rxvt 2.7.6-4 XFree86 4.2.0-8 REMOTE FreeBSD 4.5-RELEASE/i386 Excerpt from sysinstall manual page: ----- sysinstall currently uses the dialog(3) library to do user interaction with simple ANSI line graphics, color support for which is enabled by either running on a syscons VTY or some other color-capable terminal emulator (newer versions of xterm will support color when using the ``xterm-color'' termcap entry). ----- FreeBSD manual pages are available at <URL:http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi>
Comment 1 Michael Wardle 2002-06-30 22:31:20 EDT
Probably a duplicate of bug 29312. A few threads on mailing lists suggest that an "ANSI" font is necessary, but there does not seem to be any ANSI fonts available on Red Hat 7.3. Perhaps Red Hat could include an ANSI character set typeface in a future release if this fixes the problem.
Comment 2 Havoc Pennington 2002-07-01 22:48:51 EDT
This is most likely addressed in Rawhide.
Comment 3 Havoc Pennington 2002-12-13 21:37:09 EST
8.0 should have resolved this issue. If not rawhide almost certainly has. Give it a try. (Totally different terminal codebase.)
Comment 4 Michael Wardle 2002-12-15 17:00:37 EST
I now see the expected behavior using Red Hat Linux 8.0. Tested using Courier, Luxi Mono, and Andale Mono fonts. Thanks.