Bug 88461

Summary: Firstboot doesnt show Danish special letters and cuts off ...
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Kenneth Rohde Christiansen <kenneth>
Component: firstbootAssignee: Brent Fox <bfox>
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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.

e.g.:

"Bem�rk at dette g�r noget slemt"

becomes

"Bem"

This makes firstboot unusable!

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How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set language to da_DK
2. Start it
3.
    

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.