Bug 84730 - gnome-terminal will not display ASCII bold characters
gnome-terminal will not display ASCII bold characters
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-terminal (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Havoc Pennington
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Reported: 2003-02-20 17:12 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-02-20 17:39:47 EST
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Description Need Real Name 2003-02-20 17:12:29 EST
Description of problem:
I am unable to get gnome-terminal to display bold characters (as interpreted by
'ul' and 'less' for example).

xterm and KDE's 'konsole' handle this fine.

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

How reproducible:
in gnome-terminal:
echo -e 'T\bTE\bES\bST\bT' | ul

Then repeat the above in xterm, noting that the characters appear in bold face
only in the latter.

Steps to Reproduce:
See above.
Actual results:
Normal-appearing characters

Expected results:
Bold characters

Additional info:
This is probably a little-known feature, but it is important in some applications.
Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2003-02-20 17:39:47 EST
In 8.0 it does bold by darkening the character color, so bold isn't visible 
if using black text. 

In current rawhide (upcoming release) it double-draws the characters at 
an offset as in 7.3.

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