There is a typo in the name of the city Montreal (Canada) in ubiquity, the Ubuntu installer

Bug #1641327 reported by leducvin on 2016-11-12
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Bug Description

Since several Ubuntu versions, the installer asks: "Where are you?". The user is invited to type in the name of his/her city. However, there is a typo in the name of the city Montreal (Canada). The city is actually listed as "Mont-real", which is not correct. If typing "Montreal" or "Montréal", the user will never be able to find it, as the list filters "Mont-real" out. As of 16.10, the issue is still present.

Paul White (paulw2u) on 2016-11-12
tags: added: yakkety
Hans Joachim Desserud (hjd) wrote :

Thanks for taking your time to report this issue and help making Ubuntu better.

I can confirm this issue, 'Mont-real' is listed among the suggestions during this part of the 16.10 installation. I looked a bit into it, and if I'm reading the source correctly, it takes what the user typed in and tries to look it up in a list of cities with timezones. This happens over a URL, for instance http://geoname-lookup.ubuntu.com/?query=mont&release=yakkety when searching for 'mont'. On of the first matches listed here is 'Mont-real', so I gather that it is the underlying list with city names which needs an update. I don't know where this list resides though.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: bitesize
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

the issue could be related to bug #1268585

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