Bug 68819 - German Umlaut characters not displayed correctly after install in console
German Umlaut characters not displayed correctly after install in console
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-07-14 16:17 EDT by Olaf Schnapauff
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:28 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-08-12 18:00:01 EDT
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Description Olaf Schnapauff 2002-07-14 16:17:54 EDT
Description of Problem:

German Umlaut characters not displayed correctly after install in console
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How Reproducible: install german as default language

Actual Results:
Console upon boot does not display umlauts, they are replaced
by garbage characters

Expected Results:
vd|VD\_ displayed corretly

Additional Information:
	
might be the font chosen for console is not supporting umlauts.
Comment 1 Olaf Schnapauff 2002-07-14 17:10:42 EDT
Checking revealed its not the font, that works fine.

Aparently e.g. ifup eth0 results in a 
Bestimmen der IP Informationen f<weird broken character instead on |>r Interface
eth0

Upon startup, several such broken messages appear, looking pretty unprofessional
at once.

(The whole localization is still _very_ rudimentary, you get a serious 
German-English mix all over, with occasional broken German, when switching
default to German).

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2002-07-14 21:57:34 EDT
vt1 or vt2->vt6?
Comment 3 Olaf Schnapauff 2002-07-15 02:13:44 EDT
all VTs, including 1. Its not  [Bug 68827] with unicode init on vt2-6. 

Olaf
Comment 4 Michael Fulbright 2002-08-12 17:59:56 EDT
I don't think this is an anaconda issue.
Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2002-08-12 18:54:02 EDT
This should be fixed with current initscripts and kbd. Please reopen if it's not.

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