Wide messages do not fit in login box

Bug #855294 reported by Данило Шеган on 2011-09-21
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
unity-greeter (Ubuntu)
Medium
Unassigned
Precise
Medium
Unassigned
Trusty
Medium
Unassigned

Bug Description

When you type in an incorrect password with a Serbian locale set for the system, the error message saying "Incorrect password, please try again" (in Serbian, of course) is too long to fit properly in the log-in dialog. See the attachment (shot with a phone camera, sorry about that).

I am certain this will affect other languages as well because the dialog is fixed size, and that never works with localisation.

Originally seen with lightdm in Ubuntu 11.10 beta (0.9.7-0ubuntu1): perhaps I should have filed it as an Ubuntu bug?

affects: lightdm → unity-greeter
Changed in unity-greeter (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in unity-greeter:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in unity-greeter (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
summary: - Problem with localised "wrong password" message display
+ Wide messages do not fit in login box
Adolfo Jayme (fitojb) wrote :

I‘ve also seen this problem with the Spanish translation. I managed to make it a bit shorter, but that’s not ideal. Maybe the message should scroll, like the options in a phone menu do.

Matt Fischer (mfisch) wrote :

Also affects German per the dupe (#1013554)

no longer affects: unity-greeter
Changed in unity-greeter (Ubuntu):
importance: Low → Medium
Changed in unity-greeter (Ubuntu Precise):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in unity-greeter (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in unity-greeter (Ubuntu Precise):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in unity-greeter (Ubuntu Trusty):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Bryan Quigley (bryanquigley) wrote :

In verifying bug 1304866, I found that this looks like it might be fixed in 14.04 because the field seems to dynamically increase the size of the "login area". Can anyone confirm with the original reproducer here?

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