Bug#272136: [URGENT] Debian Installer: Bug#272136: countrychooser: db_go fails when choosing Arabic as language
Could you have a look at 272136 ?
This bug has a very long story. It started by "Debian installer
crashes on Arabic menu for countrychooser". Now, after a lot of
investigation, Eugeniy reduced it to "something crashes when trying to
display Arabic with whiptail".
If I understand properly what is mentioned by Evgueniy, this even
happens without libfribidi installed.
This is somewhat important as it currently makes the Arabic
translation of D-I completely useless....
I re-attach the test script for you to test. I have been able to
reproduce the crash.
I want to have your advice before reassigning this to newt.
Quoting Eugeniy Meshcheryakov (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> Christian Perrier написав:
> > Do you by chance have an idea of what is causing this problem. I
> > suspect a missing character in the attached file, this character being
> > indeed used after shaping of the translations for Syria and Saudi
> > Arabia.
> As I can see this is not a bug in debian-installer, I can reproduce it
> with attached script (UTF8-encoded). Probably, it is not a bug in
> shaping/bidi code, I can reproduce it without /usr/lib/libfribidi.so.0.
> So this is bug in newt or slang.
> Eugeniy Meshcheryakov
> Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University
> Information and Computing Centre
> #! /bin/sh
> /usr/bin/whiptail "--menu" "menu" "20" "33" "12" "--" "???????????????? ????????????????" ""
/usr/bin/whiptail "--menu" "menu" "20" "33" "12" "--" "ألمانيّة سويسريّة" ""