Re: annoying changes in gnome-terminal
Christian Marillat <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > I don't know why only gnome-terminal seems to be affected, but then
> > fonts in debian are a big fragile glump to me; I guess I was lucky
> > that things worked for even a short while...:-(
> User aren't supposed to use unstable like stable. Each time you do an
> apt-get bugs are fixed some others are introduced.
Er, yeah, I understand that.
> > So ... any ideas? Has anyone heard of similar problems, or have a clue
> > where the trouble actually lies?
> If you want to use unstable you should install apt-listchanges then you
> can received what's changed in the latest upgrade like :
I just look in /usr/share/doc for recent changes.
In this case, I didn't see anything obvious, and wondered if a debian
gnome guru had a better instinct for what might have changed.
I think this is a particuarly odd problem because it only seems to
affect gnome-terminal -- other gnome apps, using the same fonts and the
same font dialog, etc., seem to do `the correct thing.'
I notice that the ChangeLog for libvte4 has this entry, which may be
tweak width calculations to handle incomplete font coverage. From HEAD.
"Though they may have different meanings, the cries of 'Yeeeee-haw!' and
'Allahu akbar!' are, in spirit, not actually all that different."