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Bug#123388: boot-floppies: dialog boxes for i18n need to be fixed

Package: boot-floppies
Version: N/A; reported 2001-12-11
Severity: normal

dbootstrap dialog boxes don't take translatoins into account.  Specifically the
nf_select_server() box chops off characters for the French instalation, I'm
sure it does similar meanness to other languages.  I expect there are other
boxes with similar English-centered behavior.  Taking a look at the code for
this one in particular:

  l[0] = newtLabel(1, height + 2, _("Download URL"));
  e[0] = newtEntry(14, height + 2, txtbuf, 58, &s[0], NEWT_FLAG_SCROLL);
  l[1] = newtLabel(1, height + 4, _("Proxy"));
  e[1] = newtEntry(14, height + 4, nf_state.proxy.hostname, 34, &s[1], NEWT_FLAG_SCROLL);

Maybe some strlen's are in order?

I leave this 'normal' and consider raising it to 'important' because in some
cases people actually do need to read the labels on the boxes, having them
chopped off can make the installation difficult.


-- System Information
Debian Release: 3.0
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux oink 2.4.9 #1 Mon Sep 24 12:10:45 PDT 2001 i686

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