[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#698173: xfce4-terminal: fails to render nagari script properly

Michaël Meyer biwoute at gmail.com
Mon Jan 14 20:37:32 UTC 2013

Package: xfce4-terminal
Version: 0.4.8-1+b1
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

Nagari is the script used to write down some indian languages.
It is not letter-oriented, but syllabic, so that a given set 
of characters represents, not a letter, but a syllable with
one or more consonants and a vowel. The thing is that, in this
script, in-word vowels are written down either on top, or on
the bottom, or again to the left or the right of the consonant
to which they are attached, and the consonants, when in
combination, form a complex sign.

I noticed, while trying to type nagari characters on xfce4-terminal,
that the above-mentioned complex signs do not show as they should,
though some of them are rendered properly. The same problem has already
been reported for gnome-terminal and Ubuntu here:
See also (with images) :

It seems it is a specifically terminal-related problem. Even mousepad
- which is not, to speak properly, and "advanced" text-editor - is able
to render the characters correctly.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 7.0
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (600, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-4-686-pae (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages xfce4-terminal depends on:
ii  exo-utils           0.6.2-5
ii  libatk1.0-0         2.4.0-2
ii  libc6               2.13-37
ii  libdbus-1-3         1.6.8-1
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2    0.100-1
ii  libexo-1-0          0.6.2-5
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0  2.26.1-1
ii  libglib2.0-0        2.33.12+really2.32.4-3
ii  libgtk2.0-0         2.24.10-2
ii  libpango1.0-0       1.30.0-1
ii  libvte9             1:0.28.2-5
ii  libx11-6            2:1.5.0-1
ii  libxfce4util4       4.8.2-1

Versions of packages xfce4-terminal recommends:
ii  dbus-x11  1.6.8-1

xfce4-terminal suggests no packages.

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