Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 88461
Firstboot doesnt show Danish special letters and cuts off ...
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:52:55 EDT
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Description of problem:
Firstboot doesnt show Danish special letters and cuts off the labels just before
the first occurance of a Danish special letter.
"Bemï¿½rk at dette gï¿½r noget slemt"
This makes firstboot unusable!
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set language to da_DK
2. Start it
After some digging, it turns out that the problem was being caused by non-UTF-8
po files in redhat-config-date and redhat-config-soundcard. Firstboot calls
these modules to draw the date and soundcard screen, so the broken encoding were
being passed up the line to firstboot, which started truncating the strings once
it reached a char that it didn't understand. My guess is that it was happening
in a few other languages besides Danish too. This should be fixed in
redhat-config-date-1.5.9-9 and redhat-config-soundcard-1.0.4-3.
Thanks for your report.