Bug 123503 - Resolutions not using proper multiply sign in firstboot [NEEDINFO]
Summary: Resolutions not using proper multiply sign in firstboot
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-display
Version: 19
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Orphan Owner
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Blocks: 132514
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-05-18 21:29 UTC by Christian Rose
Modified: 2018-04-11 09:19 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-02-18 11:56:21 UTC
mcepl: needinfo? (menthos)

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Description Christian Rose 2004-05-18 21:29:13 UTC
Tested with Swedish.

On the firstboot "Display" screen, a dropdown box with resolution
choices is shown. The resolutions are written on the form "1024x768",
i.e. with an x character.

In both the ISO-8859-1 and UTF-8 character sets, there is a real
multiply sign (Ã) that can be used instead. All sane fonts also
include this sign by default.

The character is in Unicode called "U+00D7 MULTIPLICATION SIGN" and is
in UTF-8 coded as "0xC3 0x97" or in octal "\303\227".

I propose that either the firstboot source be changed so that the
resolutions are written with a real multiply sign, or that the
resolutions be marked for translation so that translators can correct
this in their translations.

Comment 1 Paul Nasrat 2004-09-15 09:42:34 UTC
This is more complicated that it might appear the settings are very
closely tied to Xorg based on what avaialable resolutions are. 

To the best of my knowledge xorg.conf does not support U+00D7 within a
resolution string.  As x is what will be in the xorg.conf this doesn't
seem like a show stopper.  Adding to tracking bug. but as we're in
freeze for test2 will look at post freeze.

Comment 2 Göran Uddeborg 2004-09-15 20:34:05 UTC
It is not my report from the beginning, but I do not think Christian's
intention was to use a multiplication sign in the generated xorg.conf
file.  I believe he only referred to the user interface.  There it
would appropriate with a multiplication sign.

Comment 3 Christian Rose 2004-09-23 23:02:38 UTC
Yes, I'm talking about UI only.

Comment 4 Matthew Miller 2005-04-26 15:21:11 UTC
Fedora Core 2 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for
security updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please
reopen and reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a
security issue and hasn't been resolved in the current FC3 updates or
in the FC4 test release, reopen and change the version to match.

Comment 5 Göran Uddeborg 2005-04-26 19:45:43 UTC
This is still the case in the current release.

I did take a quick look at the code.  The available resolutions are apparently
not explicitly listed in there.  But I don't know Python well enough to
understand how they are computed.

Are the strings taken more directly from the X configuration?  If so, comment 1
could be more relevant than I understood before.  But I would like to understand
what actually happens here.

Comment 6 Adam Jackson 2006-07-12 18:23:37 UTC
(In reply to comment #5)
> Are the strings taken more directly from the X configuration?  If so, comment 1
> could be more relevant than I understood before.  But I would like to understand
> what actually happens here.

They are, but we do get a chance to munge them before display.  Strictly
speaking X doesn't care about unicode, at least for this.  0xC397 doesn't look
like a string termination, so it'll still strcmp right.  In order to really fix
this you need to also fix rhpxl to know how to split up mode names on the
unicode X too; but my quick hack attempt does not appear to have worked.

Comment 7 Matěj Cepl 2009-11-05 17:11:01 UTC
Since this bugzilla report was filed, there have been several major updates in various components of the Xorg system, which may have resolved this issue. Users who have experienced this problem are encouraged to upgrade their system to the latest version of their packages (at least F12Beta, but even better if the very latest versions).

Please, if you experience this problem on the up-to-date system, let us now in the comment for this bug, or whether the upgraded system works for you.

If you won't be able to reply in one month, I will have to close this bug as INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Thank you.

[This is a bulk message for all open Fedora Rawhide Xorg-related bugs. I'm adding myself to the CC list for each bug, so I'll see any comments you make after this and do my best to make sure every issue gets proper attention.]

Comment 8 Matěj Cepl 2010-02-26 12:22:52 UTC
Could you please reply to the previous question? If you won't reply in one month, I will have to close this bug as INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Thank you.

[Note please, that this is machine generated comment for large amount of bugs; due to some technical issues, it is possible we've missed some of the responses -- it is happens, please, just a make a comment about that; that we will see. Thank you]

Comment 9 Göran Uddeborg 2010-02-26 21:51:01 UTC
I started up system-config-display-2.2-1.fc12.x86_64 and it certainly still looks like an "x" rather than a multiplication sign to me.  So this enhancement (it's not really a "problem") could still be done.

Comment 10 Fedora End Of Life 2013-04-03 20:03:04 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 19 development cycle.
Changing version to '19'.

(As we did not run this process for some time, it could affect also pre-Fedora 19 development
cycle bugs. We are very sorry. It will help us with cleanup during Fedora 19 End Of Life. Thank you.)

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