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Thai support in framebuffer d-i


Thanks to the recent grub-pc break down, I had a chance
to test d-i when trying to recover one of my machines.

I happened to run /bin/sh in the partition to recover,
in which th_TH locale is set by default, and Thai
messages are just displayed perfectly, even in
full-screen dialogs, thanks to the font and terminal

So, Thai can be enabled in text-mode d-i.

Another thing I found counter-intuitive is the locale
and timezone choosing based on the installer language.
What if g-i cannot run on my hardware (which is likely
to be the case if it's switched to X11, due to the broken
i830M support [1], for example) but I need to install
Debian on it with my locale and timezone selected?
It's impossible with the current UI design.

  [1] http://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=17902

Theppitak Karoonboonyanan

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