Ubuntu login screen does not show full name if it's slightly too long (but not really that long)

Bug #1841810 reported by Néstor Rodríguez-Triana Domínguez
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-shell (Ubuntu)
Low
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Bug Description

I use Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with gdm3 3.28.3

My native language is Spanish and my fullname use accents and hyphens (Néstor Rodríguez-Triana Domínguez) but it not appear in the gdm3 login screen, only my username (nrtriana). My locale is configured properly as:

LANG=es_ES.UTF-8
LANGUAGE=es_ES
LC_CTYPE="es_ES.UTF-8"
LC_NUMERIC="es_ES.UTF-8"
LC_TIME="es_ES.UTF-8"
LC_COLLATE="es_ES.UTF-8"
LC_MONETARY="es_ES.UTF-8"
LC_MESSAGES="es_ES.UTF-8"
LC_PAPER="es_ES.UTF-8"
LC_NAME="es_ES.UTF-8"
LC_ADDRESS="es_ES.UTF-8"
LC_TELEPHONE="es_ES.UTF-8"
LC_MEASUREMENT="es_ES.UTF-8"
LC_IDENTIFICATION="es_ES.UTF-8"
LC_ALL=es_ES.UTF-8

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Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

I know the login screen has logic to switch between showing the full name or the user name. But I don't know what the condition for switching is...

tags: added: bionic
affects: gdm3 (Ubuntu) → gnome-shell (Ubuntu)
summary: - Ubuntu gdm3 login screen does not show Unicode characters in fullname
+ Ubuntu login screen does not show Unicode characters in fullname
summary: - Ubuntu login screen does not show Unicode characters in fullname
+ Ubuntu login screen does not show full name, only username
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Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote : Re: Ubuntu login screen does not show full name, only username

It appears the condition is length of the name!?

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Néstor Rodríguez-Triana Domínguez (nrtriana) wrote : Re: [Bug 1841810] Re: Ubuntu login screen does not show full name, only username

> It appears the condition is length of the name!?

  Right is the length of the name! I change to Lic. Néstor Rodriguez-Triana
and now I can see it in the login screen.

  Thank you for your answer.

Greetings,

--
Lic. Néstor Rodríguez-Triana Domínguez
Health Information Manager, Heroes del Baire's Hospital
Isle of Youth, Cuba
e.mail: <email address hidden>
Phones: (+53) 46323012 ext 1183 [Work]
             (+53) 46322929 [Home]
             (+53) 58650326 [Cell Phone]

summary: - Ubuntu login screen does not show full name, only username
+ Ubuntu login screen does not show full name if it's slightly too long
+ (but not really that long)
Changed in gnome-shell (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
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