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Bug 84988 - gnome terminal some fonts overlap
Summary: gnome terminal some fonts overlap
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: vte
Version: 9
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-02-24 18:42 UTC by Tom Vergote
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:51 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2004-11-10 21:50:54 UTC

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2003-02-24 18:43 UTC, Tom Vergote
no flags Details

Description Tom Vergote 2003-02-24 18:42:41 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20030206

Description of problem:
In gnome-terminal i notice some fonts overlapping.
The wider letters (Q, @, ...) overlap and don't get displayed correctly, the
spacing get's it wrong

i notice this with different fonts, some are better, some are worse
it doesn't help to change the size either

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. open a terminal
2. type d@d WdQdVWR
3. look at the font overlap
4. play with the font settings (terminal font through preferences-> fonts) and
notice it doesn't go away

Actual Results:  The fonts are overlapping (see screenshot)

Expected Results:  the spacing should 've been better

Additional info:

Comment 1 Tom Vergote 2003-02-24 18:43:25 UTC
Created attachment 90315 [details]

Comment 2 Havoc Pennington 2003-02-24 18:45:57 UTC
Can you give us a specific font that comes with the distribution that 
we should test with?

Comment 3 Owen Taylor 2003-02-24 19:15:37 UTC
This is pretty much expected; you have to use a fixed-width font to
get crrect display.

(There was a bug with the "Terminal Font" setting in the font-properties
dialog that would have made it easy to trigger this; that's fixed 

Comment 4 Tom Vergote 2003-02-24 21:29:06 UTC

maybe a stupid mistake, but can the user in some way be prevented to make this

Comment 5 Marius Andreiana 2003-02-25 13:05:42 UTC
Also, new to phoebe3, the default fonts for ro_RO.UTF-8 locale ( used to be
iso8859-2 ) are very large. gnome terminal uses all the screen width ( 1024x768
) and half of the height. gEdit has the same font.

The font settings from phoebe2 were great.

Comment 6 Ray Strode [halfline] 2004-11-10 21:50:54 UTC
Hi Tom,

The font dialog presented by the terminal properties dialog doesn't currently
support the ability to filter out non fixed width fonts.

The upstream bug report is here:

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