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Bug 65922 - Wrong font of initialization messages for non-latin1 languages
Wrong font of initialization messages for non-latin1 languages
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-06-04 08:45 EDT by Walery Studennikov
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:27 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: FC3
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Last Closed: 2005-09-29 16:00:16 EDT
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Description Walery Studennikov 2002-06-04 08:45:20 EDT
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Description of problem:
When non-latin language is selected for the system
(For example, Russian: LANG=ru_RU.koi8r),
then during the initialization BEFORE system font is set to the
right one, ALL the system init. messages are displayed with
international characters but with wrong font.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RH 7.x linux choosing Russian language for the system
2. Boot the system

Actual Results:  Look at the broken initialization messages with wrong font.
The language of messages is Russian, but russian font is not set
yet, so all non-latin1 characters are shown as garbage.

Expected Results:  Right system font MUST be set BEFORE printing ANY
international messages.
Use only english messages before setting the right font
or set the right font at the FIRST step, before any messages
are printed.

Additional info:

This bug is inherited from older 7.x distributions.
Really, this problem appeared just after RH decided to print
init. messages in non-english languages.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2005-09-29 16:00:16 EDT
Closing bugs on older, no longer supported, releases. Apologies for any lack of
In current releases, we set the font *very* early, so this should be fixed.

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