[PC-BSD Testing] PCBSD 8.2Beta1- SysInstaller title bar not showing Chinese_(Taiwan) characters

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Mon Jan 10 09:56:07 PST 2011

On Sat, Jan 08, 2011 at 10:45:09AM +1300, Sam Lin wrote:
> This is a follow-up on the previous report regarding the SysInstaller
> for non-English languages. Of the 22 available languages in the
> SysInstaller most languages except Bulgarian, Chinese_(Taiwan),
> Russian and Spanish just use English to reveal "SysInstaller" in the
> title bar. Of the four languages that translate the term
> "SysInstaller" in the title bar into their native languages, only
> Bulgarian, Russian and Spanish show this term in their characters
> correctly, and only Chinese_(Taiwan) shows squares (aka "tofu"; see
> attached snapshot).
> Whilst this can be avoided by just leaving the term in English as is
> for Chinese_(Taiwan) as a workaround, since Bulgarian, Russian and
> Spanish can be revealed properly in the title bar I cannot see why we
> really should leave the term in the title bar as in English. Any
> solution to this, Kris?
> Regards,
> Sam

For the installer the TitleBar really isn't necessary, so I may just end up removing it. The title
is drawn by the FluxBox WM, which may not show those characters properly, and I'm not sure its worth
too much effort debugging :)

Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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