gnome-terminal displays "missing font" glyph very poorly

Bug #1048441 reported by Tv on 2012-09-10
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-terminal (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I was wondering why some of my log lines did not contain a final closing doublequote, if the quoted string contained some funky UTF-8. In fact, they did -- the quote glyph was just drawn in the same space as the "font missing" glyph.

Attaching a screenshot to demonstrate. Run

python -c "print u'\U000ffff0X <- the X is obscured'"

to see for yourself.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: gnome-terminal
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-29.46-generic 3.2.24
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-29-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu12
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sun Sep 9 19:06:35 2012
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120425)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: gnome-terminal
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Tv (tv42) wrote :
Steve Kieu (msh-computing) wrote :

Only in my epc 900 the char u dislpayed as ' ' in gnome-terminal. No problem with xterm or any other apps or other computer or even other Ubuntu version.

Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS

Paul White (paulw2u) wrote :

We are sorry that we do not always have the capacity to review all reported bugs in a timely manner.

Ubuntu 12.04 (precise) reached end-of-life on April 28, 2017.

Do you still see a problem related to the one that you reported in a currently supported version of Ubuntu? Please let us know if you do and in which version of Ubuntu otherwise this report can be left to expire in approximately 60 days time.

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Paul White
[Ubuntu Bug Squad]

Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Tv (tv42) wrote :

I'm attaching a screenshot of Ubuntu 18.04.1 with gnome-terminal 3.28.2-1ubuntu1~18.04.1 having the bug.

Paul White (paulw2u) on 2018-12-27
tags: added: bionic
removed: precise
Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
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