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Re: Bug#274396: pre-RC2 successful install

On Fri, Oct 01, 2004 at 03:34:45PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> Tapio Lehtonen wrote:
> > Still X Window has pc104 and us layout. Same for Gnome. 
> > 
> > I booted from floppies, chose finnish keyboard. Looked like choosing 
> > country did not work, seemed it does not open a submenu. Finnish text 
> > was strange, I think it is missing all ä-characters, that is a with 
> > umlaut. Also most of the text was in english, but they should be 
> > translated to finnish. After CD was used finnish got better.
> > 
> > If the floppies do not have room for proper translation, it is better to 
> > make them english only. Now finnish was lousy when so many characters 
> > were replaced with a space. 
> What was the first screen where you saw (broken) finnish text? I guess
> it was after you loaded one of the driver floppies? Which one?
> -- 
> see shy jo

The Debian Installer Main Menu after loading cd-drivers -floppy. It is
in english, except after Choose Country or Region is a line of broken
finnish. Menu lines 6 11 are also in finnish, but they are correctly
written because they contain no a with umlaut characters.

I tried with choosing swedish as language at the beginning. In this
case the choosing country or region works, it asks me if I'm FI or
SV. But the problem with a with umlaut characters replaced with spaces
persists. When I get to Debian installer main menu screen, it has some
lines in swedish. The a with umlauts are wiped out, but there are o
with umlaut and a with ring. Strange, this is not a font or display
only in ASCII problem, it is just the a with umlaut that will not

I installed another machine yesterday also, booting from usb-memory
(with grub, luckily found instructions on
debian-boot@lists.d.o). There finnish worked correctly and all texts
displayd as they should. The problem with choosing country being a
no-op was there.

Tapio Lehtonen
GPG public key from http://www.iki.fi/Tapio.Lehtonen

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