Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 135537
Display corruption in gnome-terminal
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:51 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; U) Opera 7.54 [en]
Description of problem:
The vte engine of gnome-terminal has a bug which causes data to be
often displayed incorrectly if separate bytes of one character are
not read and processed at once. This causes hard-to-reproduce screen
corruptions when editing text files or such.
Detailed description and a fix with explanation is available here:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
The core of the problem can be most easily caught with this command,
inside UTF-8 mode gnome-terminal:
bash$ echo -ne '\0303\0241\0303'; sleep 1; echo -e '\0251'
Actual Results: ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ appears on the screen, the first accented letter
Expected Results: ï¿½ï¿½ should appear on the screen
Seems bugzilla or my browser fscks up accented letters. So...
Actual result: aae appaers on the screen, all letters having an
acccent acute. The first accented a is duplicated.
Expected result: ae with accents should appear on the screen.
Reproduced with vte-0.11.11-11.
Thank you for the reproducable test case and patch. I will
investigate this problem soon.
This should be fixed in rawhide, soon.