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Language choice in initrd now translated

May 22, 2023 — BarryK

The first time that you boot Easy, there is text-mode GUI asking for choice of language. There is a snapshot here:

The names of the countries are all in English. The problem I had then was the 'dialog' utility was not displaying UTF-8 characters. It is supposed to be able to, but wasn't.

The initrd is using PSFU console fonts, but that is not the problem. I discovered that 'dialog' does not like LANG=C, it wants LANG set to a UTF-8 locale. OK, I set "LANG=en_US.UTF-8" just to run 'dialog', and that fixed it. Snapshot:


Also, I am currently experimenting with the 'zap' 512-glyph PSFU fonts:

Here are the relevant github commits:

There are still two English words at the top, "Choose language", they will have to stay.    

Tags: easy