Bug 16979 - Anaconda localized labels can be truncated
Summary: Anaconda localized labels can be truncated
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Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda   
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Version: 1.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Matt Wilson
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Reported: 2000-08-26 02:42 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-10-09 19:51:43 UTC
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Description Need Real Name 2000-08-26 02:42:24 UTC
The labels (such as "Welcome") that print in the upper right
corner of the Anaconda window can be truncated.  This occurs
when using some locale other than English, and the localized
string to display there is longer than the English version.

The displayed localized version is truncated to the length of
the English version.  For example, I am seeing (in German)
the Welcome string labeled with "Willkom", which should be

Suggested fix - calculate length of this string using the
localized version, by changing the anaconda-7.0/text.py
                self.screen.drawRootText (0 - len(step[0]),
                                         0, _(step[0]))
to be instead
                self.screen.drawRootText (0 - len(_(step[0])),
                                         0, _(step[0]))

This still results in multibyte strings being left indented
too far, but that's much less of an issue than truncation.

Comment 1 Matt Wilson 2000-10-09 19:51:39 UTC
Fixed in CVS.

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