[PLUG] Whose BUG is it?

शंतनू shantanoo at gmail.com
Wed Nov 25 20:12:04 IST 2009

On 25-Nov-2009, at 10:53 AM, म.हा.सा.ग.र wrote:

> 2009/11/25 शंतनू <shantanoo at gmail.com>:
>> On 24-Nov-2009, at 8:08 PM, म.हा.सा.ग.र wrote:
>>> tried to setup देवनागरी boot menu option in lilo on Mandriva 2010.  It
>>> does not look supported display wise although the garbled string of
>>> characters correctly boot.
>>> Does GrUB handle this correctly for Hindi string options?
>>> Whose fault is it anyhow?
>> AFAIR, normal text mode doesn't support unicode rendering. Maybe you need to use VESA graphics mode (?) to see the unicode character set. IMO, its not a bug.
> Incorrect answer.  Setting graphics mode VESA does apply it to the
> messages post lilo prompt, not when lilo menu displays.
> Please correct if this is incorrect.  tried playing vith all vga modes
> for past 44 minutes before retiring into this reply post

Useful links:
[1] http://lwn.net/Articles/338337/
[2] http://grub.enbug.org/gfxterm

The gfxterm link, [2], would be helpful. Did you tried that? I don't have access to grub 2 to try it out. Please share your experience...+ve/-ve whatever it is.

-- shantanoo

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