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Bug 51170 - Pound sign invisible in gnome-terminal
Pound sign invisible in gnome-terminal
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-core (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: David Mason
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2001-08-07 20:32 EDT by adam.huffman
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:35 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-07 20:32:43 EDT
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results of pressing shift-1234567890 x3 in gnome-terminal (30.48 KB, image/jpeg)
2001-08-08 18:43 EDT, adam.huffman
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results of pressing shift-1234567890 x3 in xterm (14.04 KB, image/jpeg)
2001-08-08 18:44 EDT, adam.huffman
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Description adam.huffman 2001-08-07 20:32:39 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:0.9.2) Gecko/20010725

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.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. login
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

Additional info:

LANG is set to en_GB
Comment 1 David Mason 2001-08-08 10:30:12 EDT
works on every beta install I can find
Comment 2 adam.huffman 2001-08-08 18:43:24 EDT
Created attachment 26915 [details]
results of pressing shift-1234567890 x3 in gnome-terminal
Comment 3 adam.huffman 2001-08-08 18:44:54 EDT
Created attachment 26916 [details]
results of pressing shift-1234567890 x3 in xterm
Comment 4 David Mason 2001-08-09 10:07:40 EDT
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)
Comment 5 adam.huffman 2001-08-09 20:12:34 EDT
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.
Comment 6 Need Real Name 2003-04-27 13:46:49 EDT
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: £
The pound sign appears fine when I use the console.

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