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Bug#256405: crash displaying main menu in arabic

Quoting Joey Hess (joeyh@debian.org):
> Package: debian-installer
> Severity: normal
> Tags: d-i
> I booted today's sid_d-i build from a usb stick. At the language
> chooser, I chose the nice new Arabic choice, and then at countrychooser,
> it was at the full list of contries, and I realized I din't speak
> Arabic, and selected the back button.
> At this point, the installer enters a crash loop. I'm seeing it start
> the frame buffer in preparation for starting main-menu, over and over,
> only to have it crash before it ever displays any UI.

Doing the exact same with the 20040626 sid_d-i businesscard ISO image
does not trigger the problem.

Same with medium priority install, choosing language, then Arabic as
language....the main menu then redisplays properly.

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