Call for friendly-recovery testing

Nobuto MURATA nobuto at nobuto-murata.org
Sat Feb 19 16:04:26 UTC 2011


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Hello Ubuntu Translators,

I'd like to ask translators to test whether your locales are affected by
Bug #573502[1]. This bug is related to "friendly-recovery" which is used
in order to solve unbootable situation that X setting is broken or disks
are fully filled. It can be accessed from an entry on bootloader.

Currently in some locales like Chinese, Japanese and Korean, the menu
has unreadable characters. You can see the example screenshot[2]. This
issue comes from limited fonts which we can use on console.

To show all characters properly, friendly-recovery is needed to use
framebuffer. Implement of the solution would take some time. So we are
going to make loading translations disable on affected locales as a
workaround.

To do so, we need complete list of affected locales. You can test
whether your locale is affected along with the steps below. Currently
zh_*, ja_JP and ko_KR are confirmed as affected, so no need to test on
that locales.

1. Open gnome-terminal. Then execute the line below.
    $ /usr/share/recovery-mode/recovery-menu

2. You can see menus fully translated. Then press Esc.

3. Go to the console by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F2 and input username and
password to login.

4. Execute the line below again and see whether unreadable characters exist.
    $ /usr/share/recovery-mode/recovery-menu

5. Then press Esc, and you can go back to the desktop by pressing Alt+F7.


Please feedback your result by replying to this e-mail like below.
Thanks in advance.

Locale: (output of locale command)
Affected: YES/NO
Percentage: (percentage of unreadable characters)

[1] https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/573502
[2]
http://launchpadlibrarian.net/47192384/Ubuntu%2010.04%20LTS%20Lucid%20Lynx%20%28Installed%29%20%5B%E5%AE%9F%E8%A1%8C%E4%B8%AD%5D%20-%20VirtualBox%20OSE_001.png

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Nobuto MURATA / 村田信人


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