Sam Varshavchik wrote:
Whose bright idea was it to change gnome terminal (actually vte), so
that spaces are no longer underlined?
$ echo -e '\e[4mHelp me\e[24m'
The two words get underlined, the space character does not.
Does anyone realize just how many terminal applications use underlines
to visually indicate text-entry fields? Now, they all disappear, and
everything looks like crap.
I can't think of any valid reason for this change in behavior, since
xterm still gets it right -- the space character is underlined. I can't
wait to hear what was the urgent reason for this change that uglifies so
many existing terminal apps.
I wouldn't assume it was a deliberate decision. File a bug report.