Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 51170
Pound sign invisible in gnome-terminal
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:35:35 EDT
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Description of problem:
The pound sign is not visible when shift-3 is pressed in gnome-terminal,
although the cursor does move one place to the right.
It is visible when the key is pressed in a normal xterm.
Steps to Reproduce:
2. open a gnome-terminal
3. press shift-3
Actual Results: cursor moved one place to the right but with no visible
Expected Results: a pound sign should have been printed
LANG is set to en_GB
works on every beta install I can find
Created attachment 26915 [details]
results of pressing shift-1234567890 x3 in gnome-terminal
Created attachment 26916 [details]
results of pressing shift-1234567890 x3 in xterm
With others looking on in amazement at your screenshots the first thing that
came to mind is that you have a broken keyboard. Does this happen in a virtual
console as well? (CTRL-ALT-F1)
No, there's no problem on the console or in the seawolf installation on the same
Just tried changing between runlevels 5 and 3, and there is no such problem
in runlevel 3, so it seems to be caused by gdm. There are actually some other
problems with my gdm setup on this installation e.g. the aliases, colour ls etc.
are not being sourced.
In Red Hat 9:
Typing shift-3 (the British pound sign) in gnome-terminal does not give me a
pound sign - instead I get a strange looking "t" character.
It looks like a line drawing of a t.
When I paste it here I *do* get a pound sign: Â£
The pound sign appears fine when I use the console.