gnome-terminal displaying boldface even when set to disallow

Bug #1752769 reported by Daniel Benoy on 2018-03-02
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-terminal (Ubuntu)
vte2.91 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

/org/gnome/terminal/legacy/profiles/<ID>/allow-bold is set to false in dconf, but the terminal continues to display boldface, rendering some fixed-width fonts barely readable.

$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu Bionic Beaver (development branch)
Release: 18.04

$ apt-cache policy gnome-terminal
  Installed: 3.27.90-1ubuntu1
  Candidate: 3.27.90-1ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 3.27.90-1ubuntu1 500
        500 bionic/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
Package: gnome-terminal 3.27.90-1ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.15.0-10.11-generic 4.15.3
Uname: Linux 4.15.0-10-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia_uvm nvidia_drm nvidia_modeset nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.20.8-0ubuntu10
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: GNOME
Date: Thu Mar 1 22:12:06 2018
InstallationDate: Installed on 2018-02-12 (17 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" - Release amd64 (20180105.1)
SourcePackage: gnome-terminal
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to bionic on 2018-03-02 (0 days ago)

Daniel Benoy (daniel-benoy) wrote :
Daniel Benoy (daniel-benoy) wrote :

mate-terminal and terminator have the same problem. The checkboxes for 'allow bold text' can be clicked but they do nothing.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in vte2.91 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Egmont Koblinger (egmont-gmail) wrote :

Indeed, thanks for the report.

Forwarded upstream:

I'll take a look.

Egmont Koblinger (egmont-gmail) wrote :

Will be fixed in vte2.91 version 0.51.92.

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