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Bug 1688332 - Text interface on VT/kernel console broken for non-latin languages
Summary: Text interface on VT/kernel console broken for non-latin languages
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Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda
Version: 8.1
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
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Target Milestone: rc
: 8.0
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Release Test Team
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2019-03-13 14:50 UTC by Martin Kolman
Modified: 2019-03-13 14:50 UTC (History)
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Japanese characters shown as squares in the TUI on a VT. (deleted)
2019-03-13 14:50 UTC, Martin Kolman
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Description Martin Kolman 2019-03-13 14:50:54 UTC
Created attachment 1543685 [details]
Japanese characters shown as squares in the TUI on a VT.

Description of problem:
The Anaconda text interface is broken for some non-latin languages (such as Japanese) when running on a virtual terminal (kernel console). Serial consoles are apparently unaffected and can display at least Japanese just fine.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
29.19.0.38-1

How reproducible:
always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. start the installation withe these boot options added:
inst.lang=ja_JP inst.text

Actual results:
The virtual terminal shows squares in place of Japanese characters. Serial console looks fine.

Expected results:
The virtual terminal falls back to English instead of showing squares. If serial console is used, fallback to English is not activated.

Additional info:
This was fixed in RHEL 7 in the past (bzg 1182562), but the fix has likely regressed since then.


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