Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 139390
GDM language selection...
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:54 EST
Description of problem:
In GDM, you have a nice little box in which you can select which
language you want the next session to be in. Which is nice an all - EXEPT:
- It shows a lot more languages than those who are acctually installed
(but they still work somehow - partilally)
- Some of the languages has acctually not supported all its characters
But this is not the worst - i have many times seen (as a school admin)
somebody just change the selection to something completely
ununderstandable for all the users, and walked away. When a new user
then logs in, he/she get presented with two options:
- Use as default
- Don't use as default (only for this session)
+ which language is selected
What i propose, is an "abort" button - something that will abort the
login, and "reset" the language selector to default.
Same goes to the session selector. You don't want people to get thrown
into "failsafe" beckause somebody thought they where funny...
A box asking if you want to use the language as default or only for
A button asking for confirmation of USING a non-standard language and
a timeout, resetting the language and the username text entry box
after say 1 minute (and notifying)
An inexperienced user with his/her display set to persian might find
that the reset button on the machine is the only way to log out.
I don't think this should be too hard to fix. I may work on it
sometime in the next few weeks.
Implementation wise, I think that all that will need to be done is to
check for the SUPPORTED environment variable, parse it into a list,
and check that list before adding a language.
It is *just* as important to also give a "cancel, i dont want
hebraic!" button. Having a timeout, so that if you dont touch the
console (ie. alter fields, not move mouse around for 1 minute), all
fields are reset.
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