Bug 53823 - GTK+ prints some chars as a dotted box
GTK+ prints some chars as a dotted box
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: gtk+ (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Owen Taylor
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-09-19 13:21 EDT by Gordon Messmer
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-09-19 13:27:06 EDT
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Description Gordon Messmer 2001-09-19 13:21:04 EDT
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Description of problem:
The GTK+ text widget displays some characters, such as the CR as a dotted
box.  I've seen this behavior off and on with various GTK+ packages (mostly
on from Ximian's packages, and off in Red Hat's).  I've never been quite
sure what the "correct" behavior was, but its changed.  Earlier versions of
Red Hat displayed nothing for those characters.  Roswell packages display
the dotted box.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. open a text file containing DOS linefeeds in gedit
Comment 1 Owen Taylor 2001-09-19 14:26:45 EDT
This is correct behavior - you have control characters, they show
up in the display. It's a bit of a missing feature in the
GTK+ text widget that it doesn't handle different types of 
line terminators. (Fixed in GTK+-2.0.)

The reason that this shows up now i that the fonts in XFree86-4.1
have been changed to show boxes for all missing characters
rather that empty characters.

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