Bug#479208: debian-installer: text frontend isn't localized
reassign 479208 localechooser
severity 479208 wishlist
On Saturday 03 May 2008, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> When booting the installer (today's daily build of x86 mini.iso) with
> DEBIAN_FRONTEND=text , the language selection is reduced to C and
> English. Is there a reason for that?
The current assumption is that people using the text frontend are probably
doing so because they have a very limited environment which may well not be
able to handle characters that are not pure ASCII.
If braille devices are guaranteed to be able to handle that, we'll need to
revise that and either remove the current restriction or somehow make an
You'll need to specify what range is supported based on the language levels
defined for localechooser (e.g. are CJK languages supported; is Cyrillic or
Greek?). See the README file in the source code for localechooser and the
languagelist (4th column defines level).
If you wish to experiment with this, please take a look at the function
language_display_level() in the localechooser script (in /usr/bin).