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Bug 88461 - Firstboot doesnt show Danish special letters and cuts off ...
Summary: Firstboot doesnt show Danish special letters and cuts off ...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: firstboot
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-04-10 09:10 UTC by Kenneth Rohde Christiansen
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:52 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-05-16 19:41:12 UTC

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Description Kenneth Rohde Christiansen 2003-04-10 09:10:41 UTC
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Description of problem:
Firstboot doesnt show Danish special letters and cuts off the labels just before
the first occurance of a Danish special letter.


"Bem�rk at dette g�r noget slemt"



This makes firstboot unusable!

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set language to da_DK
2. Start it

Additional info:

Comment 1 Brent Fox 2003-05-16 19:41:12 UTC
After some digging, it turns out that the problem was being caused by non-UTF-8
po files in redhat-config-date and redhat-config-soundcard.  Firstboot calls
these modules to draw the date and soundcard screen, so the broken encoding were
being passed up the line to firstboot, which started truncating the strings once
it reached a char that it didn't understand.  My guess is that it was happening
in a few other languages besides Danish too.  This should be fixed in
redhat-config-date-1.5.9-9 and redhat-config-soundcard-1.0.4-3. 

Thanks for your report.

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