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Bug#235184: display glitch with very long title

On Fri, Feb 27, 2004 at 02:28:11PM -0500, Joey Hess wrote:
> Package: cdebconf
> Severity: normal
> partman had a very long title, and in the newt frontend, cdebconf did not
> display any title at all at the top of the dialog box, just a uninterrupted
> border. And there was a display glitch, it displayed a line drawing character on
> the far left hand side of the screen. It's a vertical line with a horizontal
> line intersecting it from the right:
>   |
>   |--
>   |
> Shortening the title some fixed it.

Looks like a newt bug, try
  whiptail --yesno 'Foo' 7 20 --title 'This is a long title'

The title does not accept embedded newlines, so I am afraid that the
only option for cdebconf is to shorten titles with ellipsis.  Do
you want so, or should this bugreport be reassigned to newt?


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