Devanagari text rendered incorrectly in VTE apps

Bug #310053 reported by Venkatesh Srinivas on 2008-12-20
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This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Gnome Virtual Terminal Emulator
New
Undecided
Unassigned
vte (Ubuntu)
Low
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: libvte-common

Under Ubuntu 8.10 Gnome-terminal and xfce-terminal incorrectly render devanagari script. Gedit (with the same font) renders the same text correctly. See example in screenshot. Using libvte 0.17.4-0ubuntu1.

(Font is Liberation Mono in both applications).
http://acm.jhu.edu/~me/devanagari-err.png

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

could you send this upstream at bugzilla.gnome.org since youre having the issue? for forwarding instructions please have a look to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Upstream/GNOME ; thanks in advance.

Changed in vte:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Low
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in vte (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
arunj (engineerarun) wrote :

It seems this is still not fixed! I am on Ubuntu 16.04 facing exactly the same problem!

http://askubuntu.com/questions/8437/is-there-a-good-mono-spaced-font-for-devanagari-script-in-the-terminal

Nikhil Verma (nikhilweee) wrote :

I am still facing the bug in 2017. I don't intend to install konsole anytime soon.

Egmont Koblinger (egmont-gmail) wrote :

VTE (libvte-2.91-0) version 0.56 mostly addresses this issue, spacing marks are now combined as desired with the preceding base letter.

(Dotted circles still might be displayed around line wraps, as well as under the rectangle cursor. For the latter problem, a workaround is to choose a different cursor shape.)

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