Bug 135537 - Display corruption in gnome-terminal
Display corruption in gnome-terminal
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: vte (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
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Reported: 2004-10-13 07:35 EDT by Egmont Koblinger
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-11-09 08:14:01 EST
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Description Egmont Koblinger 2004-10-13 07:35:45 EDT
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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):

How reproducible:

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:  ��� appears on the screen, the first accented letter 
is duplicated

Expected Results:  �� should appear on the screen

Additional info:
Comment 1 Egmont Koblinger 2004-10-13 07:37:19 EDT
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.
Comment 2 Joe Orton 2004-11-09 07:24:25 EST
Reproduced with vte-0.11.11-11.
Comment 3 Ray Strode [halfline] 2004-11-09 07:53:54 EST
Hi Egmont,
Thank you for the reproducable test case and patch.  I will
investigate this problem soon.
Comment 4 Ray Strode [halfline] 2004-11-09 08:13:17 EST
Hi Egmont,

This should be fixed in rawhide, soon.

Thanks again.

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