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Re: Fedora 7 encrypted root partition

Jeremy Katz <katzj <at> redhat.com> writes:
> The problem with doing this is that there really isn't any way to sanely
> prompt a user in their native language and allowing for their native
> keymap for a password prior to mounting the rootfs (and potentially
> more).

Well, I think understanding "password:" is not a big problem in most 
countries. ;-) As for the keymap, if you only allow alphanumeric characters (no 
brackets, asterisk or whatever), the US keymap won't be that big of a problem. 
I know where the numbers and letters on the US keyboard are (same as on my 
German one except that Y and Z are swapped), and I think most computer-savvy 
people here in Austria know that too. And in many countries (especially those 
with a non-Latin alphabet, e.g. Greece, but also several Asian countries, I 
believe), the Latin letters use the same layout as in the US.

I think the importance of NLS is often overrated.

        Kevin Kofler

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