Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 50364
Can't select Chinese(x2), Korean
Last modified: 2007-03-26 23:47:28 EDT
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Description of problem:
Users want to install with their language
but Chinese and Korean cannot.
We don't support Korean and Chinese text installer but
can support GUI installer with CDROM, nfs, etc.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to choose Korean and Chinese at the start of install.
This defect is considered SHOULD-FIX for Fairfax.
Unclear who owns this problem - we do not have the resources in Meridian to
support these languages. Who in the Japanese development office can help with this?
Um, it's not exactly hard to add another entry to the language tables, is it?
We do not support Chinese and Korean with Text mode installer for
I don't know how hard it is, that is why I'm asking who can tell me who actually
works on support for these languages.
Its is too hard to tell me I guess its too hard to add.
I'm saying that adding a language to the table of supported languages should be
easy; it's making sure the fonts are right and getting it translated that's
the hard part, yes?
email@example.com shoud know how hard this fix is.
I recommend passing 'nopass' on the boot command line for GUI NFS installs. This
is the only case it affects from what I can tell.
Paul Cormier has requested we support Korean and Japanese in Fairfax.
As kon does not include support for asian fonts other than japanese in TUI
mode, Leon Ho has developed a workaround for anaconda that allows you to
install the korean locale in text mode but shows the english text messages.
A good compromise with minimal impact, patch to follow.
Created attachment 26975 [details]
korean patch for english display in TUI
This is the modification for displaying english in Korean locale. There are some
cases like normat cdrom boot, different boot disk boots etc. This walkaround
should cover all these cases for TUI installation. Chinese (Traditional and
Simpilied) will have very simliar mod.
This isn't the right way to go about this. It's not generic at all.
Created attachment 27093 [details]
a better approach
I've committed this.
Thanks Matt great job.
Nicely done, Matt!