Powerline symbol rendering

Bug #1844854 reported by Alok G Singh
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
kitty (Arch Linux)
kitty (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

kitty seems to have some trouble with rendering . I have installed fonts-powerline and the setup works correctly on tilix, as can be seen at


Without setting symbolmap in kitty.conf, the original symbol at \ue0a0 is displayed


After setting

symbol_map U+E0A0-U+E0A2,U+E0B0-U+E0B3 PowerlineSymbols

There is a spurious character being displayed but the prompt text is identical in all three screenshots.


ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 19.04
Package: kitty 0.13.3-1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 5.0.0-25.26-generic 5.0.18
Uname: Linux 5.0.0-25-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.10-0ubuntu27.1
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
Date: Sat Sep 21 11:38:16 2019
InstallationDate: Installed on 2018-12-09 (285 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 19.04 "Disco Dingo" - Alpha amd64 (20181208)
SourcePackage: kitty
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Alok G Singh (alephnull-b) wrote :
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Alok G Singh (alephnull-b) wrote :

Adding screenshots as attachments

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in kitty (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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