utf-8 mode persists over reset, conflicts with UI

Bug #1089782 reported by Erno Kuusela on 2012-12-13
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gnome-terminal (Ubuntu)

Bug Description


When I manually select ISO-8859-1 charset, the escape sequence to select UTF-8 mode (ESC % G) will throw off
the gnome-terminal character set in the following ways:

1) theUTF-8 mode persists even over a reset (tput reset or manually echoing ESC c).

2) the UI still erroneously shows that 8859-1 is selected in the menu, even though the terminal has reverted to UTF-8.

It took me a while to track down why my terminal stopped working when the other end upgraded to a CentOS version
that for some reason started sending out the UTF-8 mode select sequence in screen init with TERM=xterm,
since I trusted the terminal reset and gnome-terminal UI about the charset...

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: gnome-terminal
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-34.53-generic 3.2.33
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-34-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu15
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu Dec 13 08:37:00 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release amd64 (20101007)
MarkForUpload: True
SourcePackage: gnome-terminal
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-07-24 (141 days ago)

Erno Kuusela (erno-iki) wrote :
Erno Kuusela (erno-iki) wrote :

Still happens in 13.10 beta.

tags: added: saucy
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