Bug 14104 - text-utils display all wrong when run in gnome
Summary: text-utils display all wrong when run in gnome
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-core
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Havoc Pennington
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-07-17 09:06 UTC by Telsa Gwynne
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2000-07-17 14:54:53 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
jpg showing weird display of textmode tools in GNOME (21.86 KB, image/jpeg)
2000-07-17 09:07 UTC, Telsa Gwynne
no flags Details

Description Telsa Gwynne 2000-07-17 09:06:16 UTC
I should not have seen 'textmode utilities' as a menu
option when running GNOME as non-root, but I did, 
so had to try it out. The display is wrong. This may
be X, GNOME, or textutils itself: I am not competent
to judge. 

jpg attached (I hope). Look at the borders, with YYY
UUU RRR all around the edges.

Comment 1 Telsa Gwynne 2000-07-17 09:07:38 UTC
Created attachment 1209 [details]
jpg showing weird display of textmode tools in GNOME

Comment 2 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-07-17 11:04:36 UTC
This has nothing to do with textutils (that package contains cat, cksum, sort
and stuff).
The screenshot shows the setup program from the setuptool package; since it uses
normal newt library calls to generate its interface, it seems to be a problem
with newt or gnome-terminal.

Comment 3 David Mason 2000-07-17 14:40:43 UTC
hp - can you see if this is gnome-terminal related?

Comment 4 Telsa Gwynne 2000-07-17 14:54:52 UTC
Yeah, I'm stupid. I do know what textutils is when I'm awake.
Additional info and suggestion: I changed various themes and
fonts to try and shrink the size of things on my 640x480 display. 
Suggestion is that the font I picked can't display fancy characters 
and is producing the garbage instead.  Font name was 'clean', I 
believe: shows up as
[hobbit@trouble hobbit]$ grep -i font .gnome/*

Any help?

Comment 5 Havoc Pennington 2000-07-24 16:12:21 UTC
I think newt just uses those funny characters if the font lacks the 
border characters. Not much else it could do, maybe there are more attractive 
fallback characters it could use.

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