Re: Bug#282781: debian-installer: Sparc64 RC2 netboot puts console in unicode mode erroneously
Quoting Joey Hess (email@example.com):
> > Just tried the Sparc64 RC2 netboot debian-installer on an Ultra 5.
> > It puts the console in unicode mode, despite the fact that the sparc
> > console doesn't appear to do unicode. This leads to a messed up
> > display, with characters out of place (usually, text is displaced a
> > character to the left, and the right hand edge of list-boxes appears
> > ragged rather than straight). It's usable, but doesn't exactly look
> > professional. Playing around with debconf/framebuffer=false or adding
> > LANG or LOCALE=C to the boot arguments didn't appear to make any
> > difference unfortunately.
> IIRC this is fixed in the new localechooser. Currect, Bubulle?
Yes. Localechooser adds an extra field in the languagelist which will
have 0 or 1 as value. When, for whatever reason, framebuffer is
disabled, only languages withthe 1 value are displayed. This is not
automated : we will have to decide, for each language, chether it is
displayed or not. The key will be : only display languages which can
be displayed with the Altin-1 charset.
So, basically, fixing this is post-sarge as localechooser is not ready
for being included in the release (not enough testing).