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Bug#62878: Screen display problems with terminals

I think it's the font.

I tried lucidatypewriter, courier, terminal and fixed (misc)

lucidatypewriter and courier had the problem, terminal displayed some
characters as questionmarks, and fixed (misc) (the default, by the way)
worked perfectly.

On Sun, 23 Apr 2000, ross wrote:
> Package: general
> Version: N/A;
> Severity: normal
> There seems to be some general problem with the display of terminal (that is
> vt100 style, not X windows and not command-line) oriented programs.  I make this
> sweeping statment on the basis of 2 programs:
> dselect
> mutt
> For both, I have garbage characters floating around.  In the case of dselect, areas
> in the headers which should be blank (e.g., the left hand side of the major group
> headings on the top of dselect--I don't mean the column headings, but the rows
> which mark aggregations of packages) have text in them (among other problems).
> In the case of mutt, I notice the problem particularly in threaded sorting; again
> strange characters and text appear where they shouldn't.
> Frankly, I have little idea what system to point the finger at.  Here are some 
> facts which may be relevant:
> Running GNOME terminals under GNOME.
> I have changed the default font of the terminals (it is now -b&h-lucidatypewriter-bold-r-normal-*-*-120-*-*-m-*-iso8859-1; I don't know what it was originally).  My initial suspicion was that the programs couldn't handle this kind of font change.
> I've noticed the problem for at least a couple of weeks, during which I've been
> keeping up with the current potato.
> I think I've seen the problem with other text based programs, but these are
> the ones I'm sure of.
> ii  dpkg           1.6.12         Package maintenance system for Debian
> ii  mutt           1.0.1-9        Text-based mailreader supporting MIME, GPG,
> Both depend on libncurses5
> un  libncurses-dev <none>         (no description available)
> ii  libncurses4    4.2-9          Shared libraries for terminal handling
> pn  libncurses4-db <none>         (no description available)
> pn  libncurses4-de <none>         (no description available)
> ii  libncurses5    5.0-6          Shared libraries for terminal handling
> pn  libncurses5-db <none>         (no description available)
> pn  libncurses5-de <none>         (no description available)
> un  ncurses        <none>         (no description available)
> ii  ncurses-base   5.0-6          Descriptions of common terminal types
> ii  ncurses-bin    5.0-6          Terminal-related programs and man pages
> un  ncurses-dev    <none>         (no description available)
> un  ncurses-develo <none>         (no description available)
> pn  ncurses-hexedi <none>         (no description available)
> un  ncurses-runtim <none>         (no description available)
> ii  ncurses-term   5.0-6          Additional terminal type definitions
> un  ncurses21-dev  <none>         (no description available)
> pn  ncurses3.0     <none>         (no description available)
> pn  ncurses3.0-alt <none>         (no description available)
> pn  ncurses3.4     <none>         (no description available)
> pn  ami-gnome      <none>         (no description available)
> pn  giram-gnome    <none>         (no description available)
> pn  giram-gnome-me <none>         (no description available)
> ii  gnome-admin    1.0.3-2        Gnome Admin Utilities (gulp and logview)
> ii  gnome-apt      0.3.7          Gnome front-end to apt
> ii  gnome-audio    1.0.0-3        Audio files for Gnome
> ii  gnome-bin      1.0.56-3       Miscellaneous binaries used by Gnome
> ii  gnome-card-gam 1.0.51-6       Gnome card games - Solitaire games (FreeCell
> pn  gnome-chess    <none>         (no description available)
> ii  gnome-control- 1.0.51-4       The Gnome Control Center
> ii  gnome-core     1.0.55-1       Common files for Gnome core apps
> un  gnome-desktop  <none>         (no description available)
> ii  gnome-dev-doc  1.0.56-3       Gnome developers documentation
> ii  gnome-faq      1.0.56-3       Frequently Asked Questions about GNOME
> ii  gnome-games    1.0.51-6       Empty package that requires the installation
> ii  gnome-games-lo 1.0.51-6       The locale databases for the gnome-games pac
> ii  gnome-gataxx   1.0.51-6       This is a GNOME port of the old game ataxx.
> ii  gnome-glines   1.0.51-6       This is a version of the color lines program
> ii  gnome-gnibbles 1.0.51-6       A cute little game that has no description
> un  gnome-gnobots  <none>         (no description available)
> ii  gnome-gnobots2 1.0.51-6       Second Gnome version of robots game for BSD 
> ii  gnome-gnometri 1.0.51-6       A tetris clone.
> ii  gnome-gnomine  1.0.51-6       Classic find the mines in the minefield game
> un  gnome-gnothell <none>         (no description available)
> ii  gnome-gnotrave 1.0.51-6       A game based on Tetravex.
> ii  gnome-gtali    1.0.51-6       Gnome version of Yahtzee Dice Game
> ii  gnome-gturing  1.0.51-6       Turing game
> ii  gnome-guile    1.0.1.cvs.1999 Guile-Gtk scheme interpreter (part of Gnome)
> ii  gnome-gv       0.82-2         GNOME PostScript/PDF viewer
> un  gnome-gyahtzee <none>         (no description available)
> ii  gnome-help     1.0.55-1       GNOME help browser
> ii  gnome-help-dat 1.0.55-1       GNOME help browser data
> ii  gnome-iagno    1.0.51-6       Gnome version of Othello (Reversi) board gam
> ii  gnome-libs-dat 1.0.56-3       Data for Gnome libraries
> ii  gnome-mahjongg 1.0.51-6       Classic Chinese Tile Game (from Gnome)
> ii  gnome-media    1.0.51-2       Gnome Media Utilities (gmix, gtcd)
> un  gnome-metatris <none>         (no description available)
> pn  gnome-napster  <none>         (no description available)
> ii  gnome-network  1.0.2-5        The gnome network utilities.
> ii  gnome-panel    1.0.55-1       Launch and/or dock Gnome applications
> ii  gnome-panel-da 1.0.55-1       Data files for GNOME panel
> ii  gnome-session  1.0.55-1       The Gnome Session Manager
> ii  gnome-stones   1.0.51-6       Stones games
> ii  gnome-terminal 1.0.55-1       The Gnome terminal emulator application
> ii  gnome-think    0.1.3-3        Hierarchical organizer and outliner
> ii  gnome-users-gu 1.0.6-1        GNOME User's Guide
> pn  gnome-users-gu <none>         (no description available)
> ii  gnome-utils    1.0.50-4       Gnome Utilities (gtt, ghex, and more)
> ii  gnome-xbill    1.0.51-6       Fight the infection.
> ii  gnomehack      1.0.5-1        A port of NetHack for GNOME
> ii  gnomeicu       0.90b-1        Small, fast and functional clone of Mirabili
> un  gtksamba-gnome <none>         (no description available)
> pn  icewm-gnome    <none>         (no description available)
> un  libglade-gnome <none>         (no description available)
> ii  libglade-gnome 0.11-2         Library to load .glade files at runtime (Gno
> pn  libglade-gnome <none>         (no description available)
> ii  libgnome-dev   1.0.56-3       The Gnome libraries -- development package
> pn  libgnome-gnorb <none>         (no description available)
> pn  libgnome-perl  <none>         (no description available)
> un  libgnome0      <none>         (no description available)
> un  libgnome31     <none>         (no description available)
> ii  libgnome32     1.0.56-3       The Gnome libraries
> pn  libgnomemm     <none>         (no description available)
> pn  libgnomemm-dev <none>         (no description available)
> ii  libgnomesuppor 1.0.56-3       The Gnome libraries (Support libraries)
> ii  libgnomeui32   1.0.56-3       The Gnome libraries (User Interface)
> pn  libobgnome-dev <none>         (no description available)
> ii  libobgnome0    1.0.40-2       Objective-C - Gnome bindings
> pn  penguineyes-gn <none>         (no description available)
> ii  python-gnome   1.0.50-5       PyGNOME -- Python bindings for GNOME.
> ii  sawmill-gnome  0.20.1-2.1     GNOME components for Sawmill
> iU  ssh-askpass-gn 1.2.3-2        under X, asks user for a passphrase for ssh-
> ii  task-gnome-app 1.0.3          GNOME applications and utilities
> ii  task-gnome-des 1.0.7          GNOME basic desktop
> ii  task-gnome-gam 1.0.5          GNOME games
> ii  task-gnome-net 1.0.4          GNOME network applications
> pn  wmaker-gnome   <none>         (no description available)
> ii  xchat-gnome    1.4.2-1        IRC client for GNOME similar to AmIRC
> pn  xkbsel-gnome   <none>         (no description available)
> -- System Information
> Debian Release: 2.2
> Architecture: i386
> Kernel: Linux wheat 2.2.14 #1 Sun Apr 16 18:51:46 EST 2000 i586
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