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Bug#218485: cdebconf: bug caused by pt_BR strings

On Tue, Nov 04, 2003 at 11:44:50PM +0100, Denis Barbier wrote:
> [Note to myself: do not send messages to -quiet when asking for help!]
> On Mon, Nov 03, 2003 at 06:48:49AM +0100, Denis Barbier wrote:
> > Package: cdebconf
> > Severity: normal
> > Followup-For: Bug #218485
> > 
> > I reproduced this bug with d-i-demo; when switching fr and pt_BR
> > translations in /usr/lib/debian-installer-demo/var/lib/dpkg/info/
> > *.templates, French now hangs and Portuguese runs fine.
> > This shows that something (newt?) is confused by pt_BR strings.  My
> > plan is to determine which string causes this bad behaviour and to
> > provide a simple test case.  I will continue tracking this bug down
> > tonight, but any help is welcome.
> Update:  this bug disappears when removing the Portuguese translation
> of debian-installer/main-menu-title in main-menu.templates, but I could
> not find why.
> The more I am looking for this bug, the more I get confused, and now
> I do not even remember how I did run d-i-demo.  Do TERM or LANG need
> special values, or could d-i-demo be run from any xterm?  Currently
> non-ASCII characters are not displayed during my tests.

As I was the one who did the Portuguese translation (actually, it is
Brazilian Portuguese, or pt_BR, or Portuguese as spoken in Brazil) I
would like to know if there's something I could do to help track down
the cause of this bug.

Please, let me know if I could do something (testing, etc) which would
help you.

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