Oneiric ubiquity has translations loading problem, and other l10n problems met after installation

Bug #870696 reported by Cheng-Chia Tseng on 2011-10-08
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Ubuntu Translations
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ubiquity (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Some strings has been translated, but still not loaded at installation process if you select "中文 (繁體)" as your language before going to the installer.

For example, in the Chinese (Traditional) language installation, "has at least {SIZE} available drive space", the whole content in In "Installation type" section, and "Erase disk and install Ubuntu" are not showed in translated ones.

See attachments to know further about the situation.

After insatallation, major l10n problems met:
1. Chinese characters are not showed properly in some programs, for example, date and time indicater:
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6040/6250043183_0ed34cc576.jpg

2. The string of authentication from jockey shows as "[Invalid UTF-8]"
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6092/6250043249_6b8c657f75.jpg

3. Sans font uses WenQuanYi Zen Hei instead of WenQuanYi Micro Hei which should be the first selected font via /etc/fonts/conf.d/69-language-selector-zh-tw.conf . This file is not available in the folder.

Note: the content of /etc/default/locale is
LANG="zh_TW"
LANGUAGE="zh_TW.UTF-8"
LC_CTYPE="zh_TW.UTF-8"
LC_COLLATE="zh_TW.UTF-8"

However, if you use English by default and later select "中文 (繁體)" as your language instead of English in the first screen of the installer, you will see the interface showing full translations. "has at least {SIZE} available drive space", the whole content in In "Installation type" section, and "Erase disk and install Ubuntu" are showed in translated forms.

After insatallation, minor l10n problems met:
1. Sans font uses WenQuanYi Zen Hei instead of WenQuanYi Micro Hei which should be the first selected font via /etc/fonts/conf.d/69-language-selector-zh-tw.conf . This file is still not available in the folder.

Note: the content of /etc/default/locale is
LANG="zh_TW.UTF-8"
LANGUAGE="zh_TW:zh"

tags: added: iso-testing
summary: - ubiquity does not load all the tranlsations
+ Oneiric pre-release ubiquity does not load all the tranlsations

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

This problem only exist on pre-release i386.iso but not amd64.iso.

summary: - Oneiric pre-release ubiquity does not load all the tranlsations
+ Oneiric pre-release i386.iso ubiquity does not load all the tranlsations
summary: - Oneiric pre-release i386.iso ubiquity does not load all the tranlsations
+ Oneiric pre-release i386.iso ubiquity does not load all the translations
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High

The newest amd.iso (20111012) is also affected.

summary: - Oneiric pre-release i386.iso ubiquity does not load all the translations
+ Oneiric pre-release ubiquity does not load all the translations

Well, I tested 20111012 for i386.iso and amd64.iso today.

I found out that if you select language at the boot, you will get a partially translated interface which not all translations are loaded. However, if you select nothing and wait for ubuntu enters itself or you use English first to Install, you will get a completely translated interface.

Kind of odd, both iso (i386 and amd64) are affected now. Tested on Virtualbox.

Cheng-Chia Tseng (zerng07) wrote :

Below are the details to get a partially showed translation or a fully showed translation for ubiquity.

Steps to reproduce a partly showed translation:
1. When Live CD promts "Keyboard = Human", press any key to select language
2. Choose "中文(繁體)"
3. Choose the second option, "安裝 Ubuntu" (Install Ubuntu), and press Enter
4. You see the welcome page, click "繼續" (Continue)
5. You see "has at least 4.4 GB available drive space" is not showed in tranlated form

Steps to reproduce a fully showed translation:
6. Click "返回" (Back) in the preparation page as in 5 to go back to the welcome page
7. Click "繼續" (Continue), and you see "has at least 4.4 GB available drive space" has been showed as "有至少 4.4 GB 的可用空間"

Other ways to reproduce a fully showed translation:
1. When Live CD promts "Keyboard = Human", press any key to select language
2. Use "English" as default
3. Choose "Install Ubuntu", and press Enter
4. You see the welcome page in English, select "中文 (繁體)" then click "繼續" (Continue)
5. You see "有至少 4.4 GB 的可用空間" instead of "has at least 4.4 GB available drive space"

or

1. When Live CD promts "Keyboard = Human", skip it
2. Choose "中文 (繁體)", then click "安裝 Ubuntu" (Install Ubuntu)
3. You see "有至少 4.4 GB 的可用空間" instead of "has at least 4.4 GB available drive space"

Cheng-Chia Tseng (zerng07) wrote :

After a partly translation showed installation (tested in amd64.iso) , major l10n problems met:

1. Chinese characters are not showed properly in some programs, for example, date and time indicater:
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6040/6250043183_0ed34cc576.jpg

2. The string of authentication from jockey shows as "[Invalid UTF-8]"
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6092/6250043249_6b8c657f75.jpg

3. Sans font uses WenQuanYi Zen Hei instead of WenQuanYi Micro Hei which should be the first selected font via /etc/fonts/conf.d/69-language-selector-zh-tw.conf . This file is not available in the folder.

4. the content of /etc/default/locale is:
LANG="zh_TW"
LANGUAGE="zh_TW.UTF-8"
LC_CTYPE="zh_TW.UTF-8"
LC_COLLATE="zh_TW.UTF-8"

A user reported that these problems can be solved by changing LANG variable into LANG="zh_TW.UTF-8".

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As to fully translation showed installation (tested in amd64.iso).

If I choose "中文(繁體)" after Live CD promts "Keyboard = Human", then Click "返回" (Back) in the preparation page in installer or if I use "English" by default, then change the language in installer, the results are:

1. Chinese characters are showed properly in date and time indicater:
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6118/6250171595_91d6f21c73.jpg

2. The string of authentication from jockey shows successfully
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6169/6250707590_bcec91ce40.jpg

3. Sans font uses WenQuanYi Zen Hei instead of WenQuanYi Micro Hei which should be the first selected font via /etc/fonts/conf.d/69-language-selector-zh-tw.conf . This file is still not available in the folder.

4. the content of /etc/default/locale is:
LANG="zh_TW.UTF-8"
LANGUAGE="zh_TW:zh"

summary: - Oneiric pre-release ubiquity does not load all the translations
+ Oneiric ubiquity has translations loading problem, and other l10n
+ problems met after installation
description: updated
Cheng-Chia Tseng (zerng07) wrote :

The l10n problems met are filed in separate bugs to clarify the problems.

locale date format are not displayed properly after installation Bug #877629
Authentication String show as [invalid UTF-8] Bug #870745
69-language-selector-zh-tw.conf does not available after installation Bug #877620

I have no idea about the package which the content of /etc/default/locale comes from. If someone know that, please help.

Thanks.

David Planella (dpm) wrote :

Hi Cheng-Chia Tseng,

As you've been filing separate bugs for each issue, so that it can be better tracked, can we close this bug now?

Changed in ubuntu-translations:
status: New → Incomplete
Cheng-Chia Tseng (zerng07) wrote :

Hi David,

I think it is still better to keep this bug in order to make sure all installer-indusing issues be fixed together.
However, if my idea does not fit the purpose of bug tracker, I agree to close this bug.

Hendrik Knackstedt (hennekn) wrote :

Closing this bug since the two other bugs are tracked seperately.

Changed in ubuntu-translations:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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