Bug 26452 - gnome-terminal fails to use the font specified
gnome-terminal fails to use the font specified
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-core (Show other bugs)
7.1
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Havoc Pennington
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2001-02-07 06:57 EST by Sarantis Paskalis
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:31 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-07 11:54:41 EST
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Description Sarantis Paskalis 2001-02-07 06:57:39 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.76 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.0-0.99.11 i686)


gnome-terminal does not use the font specified
(-etl-fixed-medium-r-normal-*-16-*-*-*-c-*-iso8859-7).  It prints the 
following warnings:

Gdk-WARNING **: Missing charsets in FontSet creation

Gdk-WARNING **:     ISO8859-1

Gdk-WARNING **:     ISO8859-1

And falls back to using fixed.

This happens either with selecting a font through the dialog menu or
specifying a font in the command line.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select the font -etl-fixed-medium-r-normal-*-16-*-*-*-c-*-iso8859-7 from
the Settings->Preferences->font
2. Select OK/Apply whatever.
3. Nothing happens.
(the font is in the XFree86-ISO8859-7-1.0-9 rpm
Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2001-02-07 11:54:30 EST
gnome-terminal simply doesn't support a non-Latin-1 font I would guess.
Comment 2 Owen Taylor 2001-02-07 12:22:55 EST
The font used in GNOME terminal must correspond to the locale.

If you change your locale to el_GR, then the font will work
correctly. You can do this by setting the environment variable
LANG to el_GR before running gnome-terminal

If you don't want to also display messages in Greek, you can
set LC_CTYPE instead.

It might be nice if gnome-terminal would filter the fonts to
show only the ones particular to the locale, but that is
rather tricky. Future versions of GNOME will hide the encoding
of fonts better from the user.

Regards,
                                    Owen

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