Bug 70681 - Some special char's display wrong
Summary: Some special char's display wrong
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: vte (Show other bugs)
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Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
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Blocks: 67218 79579 CambridgeTarget
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Reported: 2002-08-03 23:16 UTC by P Jones
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:45 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-11-10 20:15:24 UTC
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Description P Jones 2002-08-03 23:16:43 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20020724

Description of problem:
Gnome terminal displays the 7 charactor as umm...
| |
(Sorrta a "A" with the middle line at the bottom)
instead of the "centered ."  that other term's (console, xterm, etc) display
(note echo 7 | xxd  gives 0000000: b70a           ..)

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.open gnome-term
2. hit AltGr-.
3. You do have AltGr mapped, right?

Additional info:

Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2002-08-04 15:39:06 UTC
Can you add information about your current locale (echo $LANG)?

Comment 2 P Jones 2002-08-04 16:59:09 UTC
I've tried it with en_US.iso885915 and en_GB (modified $GDM_LANG and restarted X).  
Actually, I'm not really sure where $GDM_LANG is supposed to be set, so I set it
in ~/.i18n.  I noted that /etc/profile.d/lang.sh overrides $LANG with $GDM_LANG,
but can't find where it gets $GDM_LANG from in the first place.
[root@blip etc]# grep GDM_LANG $(find) -c | grep -v :0$
But it's SET in none of these.

Comment 3 Havoc Pennington 2002-08-04 17:08:37 UTC
GDM_LANG is set by gdm.

Note that the default en_US locale is en_US.UTF-8 not iso885915; 
the problem is possibly a mismatch where the X server is sending UTF-8.

Comment 4 P Jones 2002-08-04 18:58:04 UTC
Ok. for some, unknown reason, it wasn't setting $GDM_LANG to that- I selected
American English manualy and it did set $GDM_LANG (and thus $LANG) to
en_US.UTF-8, but it still mis-displaied the char.

Comment 5 P Jones 2002-08-04 19:06:38 UTC
as a side note, AltGr-. and Compose-.-. seem to both give the centered dot
(0xC2B7) in xterm, while in Gnome-terminal Compose-.-. gives 0xCB99 (a centered
dot) and AltGr-. does the 0xC2B7 ( The Wedge)

Comment 6 P Jones 2002-08-04 20:30:21 UTC
a few other things along the same vein that don't work are Non-Breaking space (
d compose-SPACE-SPACE d should be three non-whitespace letters) Compose-1-2
should give =, and Compose-1-4 should <.  

The Compose-.-. in my previous message looks more raised then centered, but I'd
be willing to beleive that's a font thing.

Comment 7 Ray Strode [halfline] 2004-11-10 20:15:24 UTC
This looks fixed now.

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