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Bug#23129: marked as done (fonter: bad handling of displayed chars)

Your message dated Fri,  5 Feb 2010 12:54:34 +0000 (WET)
with message-id <20100205125434.23BE76C26@kmos.homeip.net>
and subject line Package fonter has been removed from Debian
has caused the Debian Bug report #23129,
regarding fonter: bad handling of displayed chars
to be marked as done.

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If this is not the case it is now your responsibility to reopen the
Bug report if necessary, and/or fix the problem forthwith.

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Package: fonter
Version: 1.5-1
Severity: important

When the current font is not, as the default is, cp437 encoded, the
boxes drawn using semi-graphics chars cannot be correct.  That is,
most people in non-english countries will have a bad display.

Further more, as the font to be edited does not have to contain the
semi-graphics chars, there is a bad design here, hence the important
severity of this report.

My opinion is that the font to be edited should in no case be loaded
into the kernel.  This is nonsense.  It makes bad assumptions about
the character height being the same, and about the font encoding being
the same, thus making the program basically useless (or at least a
real pain to use) for most purposes.

Maybe the upstream author would find benefit in reading the "Keyboard
and Console HOWTO" by Andries Brouwer (upstream maintainer of kbd),
and the "Linux Console Tools docs" by myself (see console-tools*
packages in slink, or http://freshmeat.net/appindex?mode=view&item=892659185)

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Version: 1.7-9+rm

You filed the bug http://bugs.debian.org/23129 in Debian BTS
against the package fonter. I'm closing it at *unstable*, but it will
remain open for older distributions.

For more information about this package's removal, read
http://bugs.debian.org/300591. That bug might give the reasons why
this package was removed and suggestions of possible replacements.

Don't hesitate to reply to this mail if you have any question.

Thank you for your contribution to Debian.

Marco Rodrigues

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