Bug 74148 - Dotted square between package name and version
Dotted square between package name and version
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnorpm (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Havoc Pennington
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2002-09-16 19:17 EDT by James Turner
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:46 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-09-16 19:31:22 EDT
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Description James Turner 2002-09-16 19:17:59 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/3; Linux)

Description of problem:
In the main window, a dotted square is printed between the package name and version number. On my system. :)

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install certain TrueType fonts (details not known)
2. Run GnoRPM

Actual Results:  In the main window, a dotted square is printed between the package name and version number.

Expected Results:  A space appears between the package name and version number, or the version number is printed on a new line.

Additional info:

The dotted rectangle is used as the default character for certain TrueType fonts, including some of those on my system. The default character is used as a placeholder for non-printing characters or characters missing from the font. It would appear that a TrueType font has been used in preference to the more usual (Type 1?) system font which would presumably display this character as invisible, causing this character to show up. Incidentally, a similar problem occurs in Gnome System Info.
Comment 1 James Turner 2002-09-16 19:31:11 EDT
This problem manifests itself when the Cygwin/XFree86 is used as the X Server. 
Current (XFree86 4.2) version with all the font packages installed, Windows 
2000. Default font/theme settings in Gnome, Red Hat 7.3.
Comment 2 Havoc Pennington 2002-09-16 20:44:16 EDT
gnorpm has been removed for the next release - closing bug since we would not do
an errata for this issue. Thanks for the report.

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