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Bug#256405: crash displaying main menu in arabic

Alastair McKinstry wrote:
> I suspect that the arabic shaping code is re-writing the strings and
> using characters 
> that were not present in the original string. iso-scan saves space by
> removing all
> glyphs from unifont.bgf that were not present in the original string; if
> the code
> assumes all glyphs are present, it could crash ...

iso-scan is part of the initrd, so its template strings participate in
font reduction like those of any other udeb.

see shy jo

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