This bug was fixed in the package friendly-recovery - 0.2.31ubuntu1
friendly-recovery (0.2.31ubuntu1) xenial; urgency=medium
* /lib/recovery-mode/l10n.sh (LP: #1752362)
- Default to LANG "C.UTF-8" and LANGUAGE "en" when locales are part
of a language blacklist which doesn't have a good console fonts.
-- Eric Desrochers <eric.desroch...@canonical.com> Wed, 28 Feb 2018
** Changed in: friendly-recovery (Ubuntu Xenial)
Status: Fix Committed => Fix Released
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garbled recovery mode in Simplified Chinese language OS install
Status in friendly-recovery package in Ubuntu:
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Status in friendly-recovery source package in Artful:
Status in friendly-recovery source package in Bionic:
The menu is garbled in recovery mode when using Chinese characters.
1. Install Ubuntu with selected Simplified Chinese language.
2. Boot to recovery mode.
3. Most character won't be readable and will appear as black square.
(See "Bug attachment" for a screenshot)
Regression risk is low.
The fix simply, in Recovery mode only, default the system variables to
something the console can output when detecting a blacklisted LANG in
It doesn't affect/modify/change/... the system variables when booting
in "normal" mode.
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