gfxboot: The "Boot Options" (F6) string does not fit in given space for all languages

Bug #213457 reported by Ioannis Ramfos on 2008-04-07
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu Translations
gfxboot (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gfxboot-theme-ubuntu

When pressing F6 on the boot menu, the boot options appear. There is the string "Boot Options", a small space and the kernel options follow.

For many languages the string "Boot Options" does not fit in the given space, and the translated text is cut-off. Also there is no space between that an the kernel options, making the latter hard to read.

I attach 2 screenshots, one for English (correct) and one for Greek (incorrect). The Greek text should be "Ρυθμίσεις εκκίνησης" and it only shows "Ρυθμίσεις εκκί".

Ioannis Ramfos (isr81) wrote :
Ioannis Ramfos (isr81) wrote :
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Confirmed; unfortunately this is messy to fix for 8.04. Perhaps 8.04.1.

Changed in gfxboot-theme-ubuntu:
importance: Undecided → High
milestone: none → ubuntu-8.04.1
status: New → Triaged
drgonzo (jabgonzo) wrote :

I'm new to Linux, so I'm having some trouble understanding how to fix this issue.

I look at at the pic that was posted above and the "boot options" looks the same way as the pic.
Not sure if im suppose to change something. please help! thank you.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

This is in a particularly hairy part of the operating system; if you're new to Linux I would not advise starting here.

I have an approximate idea of what to do, and expect to fix it when I have some spare time.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2008-05-20
Changed in gfxboot-theme-ubuntu:
assignee: nobody → kamion
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

I'm not going to be able to manage this for 8.04.1, unfortunately.

Changed in gfxboot-theme-ubuntu:
milestone: ubuntu-8.04.1 → later
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Just so that I don't have to work it out again: the problem is that boot.ed (and boot.ed.width) need to be adjusted for different text widths, and that isn't being done at the moment.

ronny (ronny-standtke) wrote :

German users have the same problem (see attached screenshot). The F6 option should read "Weitere Optionen", but just "Wei" is readable. Maybe changing "Tastaturbelegung" to just "Tastatur" would help a bit. Maybe the translators can also find a shorter word for "Barrierefreiheit"...

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

ronny: No, that's a different problem, namely bug 81458.

David Planella (dpm) on 2010-08-15
Changed in ubuntu-translations:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
David Planella (dpm) on 2010-09-20
Changed in ubuntu-translations:
importance: High → Medium
Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2012-05-18
Changed in gfxboot-theme-ubuntu (Ubuntu):
assignee: Colin Watson (cjwatson) → nobody
wangyan (253914333-g) on 2013-01-15
affects: gfxboot-theme-ubuntu (Ubuntu) → gfxboot (Ubuntu)
summary: - The "Boot Options" (F6) string does not fit in given space for all
- languages
+ gfxboot: The "Boot Options" (F6) string does not fit in given space for
+ all languages
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