Xfce Terminal Cure
I might have resolved two irritants with xfce4-terminal. I updated to version 0.6.92.
Thus far I have not seen the window shrink nor have I seen the hieroglyphics fonts.
With the newer version I have seen glitches such as a weird line self-wrap or the cursor not moving.
Ctrl+C restores the prompt. I haven’t been able replicate the issue sufficiently to help debug.