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Re: SOLVED - Re: xfce4-terminal fails to “pass through” environment variables

On Mon, Oct 02, 2017 at 01:38:07PM +0200, tomas@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> A couple of years ago or five, I switched back to xterm (from a random
> walk which included gnome-terminal at some point). Xterm had fixed its
> UTF-8 problems, could use modern fonts and all that.
> Reading your accounts remimds me why I probably won't look back!

I do have a soft spot in me heart for xterm - been using it for
years. Only recently looked into xfce4-terminal due to its better
font handling - at least after I made it look and act almost
identically to xterm :)

(Which included enabling fixed fonts.)

(On xterm I use
"-fn -misc-fixed-medium-r-normal--10-100-75-75-c-60-iso10646-1"
but have also tried "-fa Fixed -fs 8"

I'm using font "Fixed SemiCondensed" 8 pt in xfce4-term - and it
seems xfce4-terminal has some fallback to either some other font(s?)
but in any case, displays all Unicode chars I've tried to display,
whereas xterm fails on some chars I want to use. E.g.:

ƒ ("function" symbol) displays fine in both xterm and xfce4-terminal


❴ and ❵ (mathematical braces) only displays in xfce term, and not
xterm for a reason I have not been able to figure out.

Other than that, I've achieved almost identical colours, (font size
and style), and keyboard shortcuts (enabled all the tabs and etc
shortcuts in xfce term). xterm solved a bug some years back on font/
buffer scrolling, and ever since it's been the zippiest terminal of
all the ones I've tried, but I now need ‘full’ font support...