Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1303773
The SemiCondensed style of the Fixed font isn't correctly handled on app start or window open
Last modified: 2017-03-27 08:36:30 EDT
Description of problem:
The Fixed font has a SemiCondensed style that is the default font for the xterm program. It is possible to make konsole display in this font - so that's not a problem.
However, whilst the setting in the profile to use this font is persistent between runs of the program, when konsole is exited and restarted, it renders with the uncondensed Fixed font, despite the setting in the profile.
Going into the profile and re-applying the font selection will adjust the displayed font to the right thing, and subsequent windows opened by the still running application will display the right font from the start - until the application is restarted.
Further, even when the windows open *displaying* the correct font, they're still *sized* initially according to the uncondensed font metrics if you disable the "Configure Konsole->General->Use current window size on next startup" option to force the initial size.
Yet further, setting "Draw intense colours in bold font" should probably use the Condensed Bold style, but just seems to change the colour.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install ucs-miscfixed-fonts, kill all konsoles and start a new konsole.
2.Disable "Configure Konsole->General->Use current window size on next startup".
3.Edit the current profile.
(a) Go to the Appearance tab and Select Font. Set the font to Fixed, style to SemiCondensed and size to 10.
(b) Go to the General tab and set the terminal size to 80 x 24.
Apply the changes and click OK to exit the profile editor. You should now see the shell contents displayed in the xterm default font.
4.Close all konsoles and then start a new konsole. The font will now rendered as uncondensed and the terminal will be sized for 80x24 in that font.
5.Edit the current profile again. Go to the Appearance tab and Select Font. It should be showing Fixed font, SemiCondensed style. Hit OK and then OK again to close the profile editor. The font the shell contents are rendered in should now have changed to SemiCondensed.
6.Keeping the window opened in (5) open, create a new konsole window. Assuming this is run from the same konsole process, the font should now be rendered as SemiCondensed - however, the window is still sized for the uncondensed font.
The font is initially rendered as uncondensed Fixed when the konsole process is started, until the font is reselected - after which it is persistent across all windows opened under that process.
New windows are always opened sized for the uncondensed font.
The font should be always rendered as SemiCondensed when that is the setting in the profile.
New windows should be opened sized for the SemiCondensed font when that is the setting in the profile.
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This is still there in konsole5-16.12.3-1.fc25.x86_64
Thanks for the upstream report, let's continue tracking this there.