Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 107215
Accented characters are not displayed properly at boottime and shutdown
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:39:33 EDT
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Description of problem:
If you configure the machine for using a language with accented characters (eg
French or Spanisk) as the default and then reboot you will notice that about the
first half of the booting messages and the last half of the shutdown messages
are not displayed properly: instead
of accented characters it displays some crap. It seems as if the
font allowing their display is activated way after messages in national
language (and at shutdown time it is inactivated way too soon)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Do an installation where you include support for French
2. Change the defauly system language to French
3. Reboot. (The problem will also happen in spanish, provided
there are messages who require accented characters). However
unlike French, in Spanish the words for start and stop don't
Additional info: Problem has been present in all versions of Severn and, I
think, in every version of Redhat. (I usually use English so not sure)
What does your /etc/sysconfig/i18n look like?
Is this with graphical or text boot?
Created attachment 95232 [details]
my i18n file
Bugs only appears in graphical boot(with details). Also due to having used four
versions of RedHat or Severn in the same day I got all mixed up.
1) There is no gibberish at shutdown
2) The gibberish in Severn 3 is not <b>before</b> a certain point but <b>after</b>
a certain point. More exactly it appears after the "Starting keytables" step.
Before that display is normal.
Ah, ok. This is fixed in a later kbd package by removing the superfluous
keytable init script.