My My, Hey Hei

I held off on updating my iMac to 10.7.4 until yesterday. It went smoothly, except for one very weird change to my Terminal settings. The same thing happened in Terminal on my MacBook Air when I upgraded it a week or so ago.

The first time I launched Terminal after the update, this is what it looked like:

Terminal after 10.7.4 update

The font has changed from DejaVu Sans Mono to Hei, a Chinese font that’s r e a l l y  w i d e (to accommodate wide glyphs, I assume). Luckily, a quick visit to the Preferences changed it back.

Why did the update do this? I have no idea. Maybe there’s a conflict with some internal ID value, maybe Apple, keeping track of my age, thinks my vision is even worse than it is. Whatever the reason, I thought it odd that it happened to both my computers, but I haven’t heard of anyone else having this problem.

3 Responses to “My My, Hey Hei”

  1. Carl Johan Berglund says:

    I experienced the same thing. I restarted Terminal, and all was back to normal. Strange.

    I’m more annoyed by Terminal’s habit of keeping a ghost view of my bash history in all open terminal windows, but not actually restoring my history in more than one of them, though.

  2. Matt says:

    Yep, it happened here too.

  3. Ryan Irelan says:

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    So, I’ll do it for you.