Bug 80120 - gnome-terminal not displaying Japanese characters at all
Summary: gnome-terminal not displaying Japanese characters at all
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: vte
Version: 1.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
QA Contact:
Depends On:
Blocks: 79578
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-12-20 07:59 UTC by Jens Petersen
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-01-21 02:21:29 UTC

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Description Jens Petersen 2002-12-20 07:59:31 UTC
Description of problem:
The current gnome-terminal is displaying Japanese characters at all
in a Japanese locale.  Whitespace appears instead.

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

How reproducible:
Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
Start a new gnome-terminal session in ja locale
  % killall -9 gnome-terminal
  % LANG=ja_JP gnome-terminal
  % date
Actual results:
2002   12   20          16:55:13 JST

Expected results:
2002<nen> 12<gatu> 20<nichi> <kinyoubi> 16:55:13 JST
where the words in <>'s represent kanji

Additional info:
Has been working until quite recently.
Korean and Chinese seem to be ok.

Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2002-12-20 14:49:49 UTC
Please, file all terminal emulation/behavior bugs against vte, 
gnome-terminal is just the menus and dialogs and command line options.

Comment 2 Akira TAGOH 2002-12-24 07:28:56 UTC
It works for me. I've installed it with freshly Everything install from

Comment 3 Leon Ho 2002-12-27 02:24:34 UTC
A bit strange. I got a desktop install and it couldn't display. FC_DEBUG=1 
shows that it uses Luxi Mono. Actually look like fontconfig font matching has 
changed. Has the latest update changes anything on that?

Comment 4 Jens Petersen 2003-01-21 02:21:29 UTC
I think this was actually due to fontconfig problems that
got fixed in Phoebe beta2.

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