Devuan bug report logs - #414
devuan-installer: [I18N] Language selection dialog missing glyphs

Package: devuan-installer; Maintainer for devuan-installer is Ralph Ronnquist <>;

Reported by: Olaf Meeuwissen <>

Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2020 11:18:01 UTC

Severity: normal

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Dear Maintainer,

Using Devuan GNU/Linux 3.0 (beowulf) amd64 - server 20200313, I noticed
that the "Select a language" dialog is missing glyphs for the translated
names of several of the available languages.


 - Chinese (Simplified)
 - Chinese (Traditional)
 - Georgian
 - Japanese
 - Korean
 - Lao

no glyphs are displayed at all.

For (at least)

 - Kazakh
 - Tajik
 - Uyghur

some of the glyphs appear to be missing.

I have no idea how badly affected other languages and dialogs are.

I suspect this issue may have been caused by missing font packages on
the system that builds the installer and/or ISO images.

I normally use "C - No localization" for my installs so this is not a
problem for me.  My Japanese colleagues may be less pleased though ;-)

-- System Information:
Architecture: x86_64

Kernel: Linux 4.19.0-8-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=C.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=ja_JP.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=C.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: sysvinit (via /sbin/init)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled

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