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Font problem

Last post: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 8:41 PM by support, 7 reply

 
Tuesday, August 4, 2009 6:26 PM - Bambo Huang

Font problem

 
Why I can't select many font( for example Courier New) after I change my encoding into GBK(or GB2312)?
But while I use default encoding(GB2312) it can.

Program Ver. : Xshell 3.0
Wednesday, August 5, 2009 1:30 AM - Support

Re: Font problem

 
Most fonts do not have Chinese characters. So, Xshell only only shows the fonts with Chinese characters.

For this reason, you cannot select "Courier New" for Chinese encoding.


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Thursday, August 6, 2009 6:52 PM - Bambo Huang

Re: Font problem

 
The fonts support Chinese characters looks too stupid for English characters. Can you make some change to let Xshell can select other fonts even in GBK code?

You can work this way: If the character is English, just use the font selected, if the character can't find in the font, use default font.
Friday, August 7, 2009 2:14 AM - Support

Re: Font problem

 
Thank you for your idea.

We will consider adding the feature in the next version.


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Wednesday, July 4, 2012 5:04 AM - Rate

Re: Font problem

 
This problem is not fixed even three years later. Other ssh clients such as PuTTY, SecureShell and SecureCRT can render the English characters with any font (especially Courier New and Consolas) when mixed with Chinese characters in GBK encoding. XShell just looks so ugly that I have to give up it and try other alternative clients if the locale of remote server is set to GBK.
Thursday, July 5, 2012 1:41 AM - Support

Re: Font problem

 
Thank you for reporting this problem again. We have growing number of users in China and are concerned about this issue. Our developers will look into this.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 7:14 PM - Eric

Re: Font problem

 
I found this post via Google.
Time has passed 2 years! This problem is still unresolved.
Very disappointing!
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 8:41 PM - support

Re: Font problem

 
You should try Xshell 5. This is supported in Xshell 5.

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