Description of problem:
Xterm 227 can't display CJK characters properly. I suggest upgrade to 229.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Created attachment 185121 [details]
Some Chinese characters displayed in xterm
What exactly is the problem in the screenshot? Which font is used?
Upgrading to 229 is ok with me, just want to make sure the bug is fixed in the
If you compare å›½ with the one in the screenshot, you can see the top line is
missing in the screenshot. It looks like one pixel is missing on the top from
all characters. It looks really odd to me.
If you build a xterm 229, I can test it to see if the bug is fixed.
Ok, I tried few fonts, but couldn't reproduce it.
You can install xterm-229-2.fc8 from devel with:
yum --enablerepo development update xterm
or download manually from http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/buildinfo?buildID=15452
It looks like it is not fixed in 229.
The font I am using is:
I'm not sure that the "xft:monospace:pixelsize=15" is allowed by
the interface to freetype that xterm is using (one possible
problem). I don't have the nsimsun font - perhaps I can locate
a copy and compare results.
It looks like the fonts are rendered in different sizes. Please try increasing
the pixelsize value or specify the faceSize resource to make the double-width
the problem is gone.
However, I think the cjk font should automatically set to the same size as ascii
Thomas, do you consider the output when pixelsize is used in the font name as a
bug? Or should users use only the faceSize resource?
It depends - from the context it sounds as if xterm should
be able to detect the mismatched sizes and get the maxmimum
bounding box for the result. (It does this for the bitmap
fonts - but note the "should" - I've not always found Xft's
interface to be complete). It's on my to-do list though.
Ok, thanks. I'll keep this bug open.
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