Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 520056
Automatic font addition dialog problematic
Last modified: 2010-06-28 10:21:00 EDT
Description of problem:
When displaying the content of a file with binary data, gnome-terminal often tries to interpret the data as some kind of text encoding and offers to let the user download an appropriate font. Although this may be helpful at times, it can be annoying if the data is not encoded text.
My suggestion is to make this configurable and simply provide information about how to search/install new fonts in the Help. Perhaps the dialog could be the default, but have a "Never show me this again" checkbox, though you'd want a way, in the preferences, to turn it back on again. too.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Easily if you have a file with the right (wrong?) data
Steps to Reproduce:
1. cat a binary file
Garbage to the screen, perhaps, then followed by dialog boxes offering to install some fonts.
Just the data
It's a curiosity that the fonts offered are often N'Ko, Coptic, Divehi, and Syriac. Perhaps the magic numbers of the files I sometimes display are all present in those encoding schemes. It seems odd that the first three usually appear in one dialog box, but Syriac is in a second box.
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