FS#61237 - xterm (341) - Throws an error and quits immediately with terminus-font

Attached to Project: Community Packages
Opened by Mario Jaeger (j00n) - Tuesday, 01 January 2019, 17:22 GMT
Last edited by Alad Wenter (Alad) - Saturday, 09 February 2019, 13:18 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
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After an update from xterm-340 to xterm-341 I get the following error when trying to start xterm with terminus font:

xterm: Selected font has no non-zero height for ISO-8859-1 encoding

Additional info:
* package version affected: 341

Steps to reproduce:
Update xterm to 341 and use the following .Xresources/.Xdefaults file (attached).
If the line "xterm*faceName: xos4 Terminus:size=12:antialias=true" is commented, xterm works respectively.
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Closed by  Alad Wenter (Alad)
Saturday, 09 February 2019, 13:18 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  xterm 342-1
Comment by Thomas Dickey (dickey) - Thursday, 03 January 2019, 23:34 GMT
I see - this is using fontconfig to ask for a bitmap font by size.
(I hadn't considered that). It's a small change to allow this,
though reportedly there are some mis-encoded color-bitmap fonts
that will cause problems.
Comment by WhoTouchaMySpageth! (tuxfusion) - Sunday, 06 January 2019, 16:54 GMT
I have no idea what's going on I'm just pissed simple *?$% like this breaks my system once a year.
Productive comment: running: xterm -fa "xos4 Terminus" without any size request prints the same error message and stops operating.
Comment by Thomas Dickey (dickey) - Sunday, 06 January 2019, 16:58 GMT Comment by Ivy Foster (escondida) - Tuesday, 08 January 2019, 22:02 GMT
j00n, do you still see the issue with xterm 342-1? If not, seems like this can be closed.

tuxfusion, that's why I keep two terminals around: Just In Case™ (-: