Bug 12334 - Wrong calculation of length of translated strings
Wrong calculation of length of translated strings
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Brock Organ
Winston rc1
: 13047 13220 14772 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2000-06-16 14:41 EDT by Enrico Scholz
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-08-22 08:50:26 EDT
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Description Enrico Scholz 2000-06-16 14:41:42 EDT
When choosing another language the english, the length of the string in the upper right corner will be assumed to be the length of the English string.

E.g. the screen "Welcome at Red Hat Linux!", translated in German as "Willkommen bei Red Hat Linux", will show in the upper right corner "Willkom" only (it should be "Willkommen").
Comment 1 Chris Evans 2000-06-26 18:15:13 EDT
Try this in BETA2 for fun!
Select A language other than English to install. Hit forward. Hit back. Choose
another non-English language. Repeat a few times.
Now start the install in English as normal
-> Note how all the text is spaced far too much. The buttons in the GUI are huge
and overlap each other sometimes. A lot of text is overlayed. All very ugly.
Comment 2 Christian Rose 2000-07-01 12:37:46 EDT
*** Bug 13220 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Christian Rose 2000-07-13 17:30:45 EDT
This bug is still alive and well in beta3.
Comment 4 Christian Rose 2000-07-22 20:38:25 EDT
This bug is still present in beta4.
Comment 5 Glen Foster 2000-07-31 08:34:35 EDT
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Winston Release-Candidate #1
Comment 6 Matt Wilson 2000-07-31 08:44:41 EDT
Fix checked in CVS -- QA, please verify fix in next tree.
Comment 7 Matt Wilson 2000-07-31 10:51:47 EDT
*** Bug 14772 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 Matt Wilson 2000-07-31 14:20:29 EDT
*** Bug 13047 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 9 Arenas Belon, Carlo Marcelo 2000-08-02 00:13:44 EDT
there is on pinstripe at least with LANG=es
Comment 10 Matt Wilson 2000-08-04 15:50:54 EDT
Fixed in CVS.
Comment 11 Christian Rose 2000-08-22 08:50:24 EDT
Fix verified in RC2. It now works like it should.
Comment 12 Brock Organ 2000-08-22 16:48:17 EDT
thanks for the report!

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