Internationalization known issues
These are the known issues for internationalization and UTF-8 support in this release.
Console password must be ASCII
web browsers forbid non-ASCII characters in a login password field. The
pe.conf file won't stop you from
specifing a non-ASCII password for the console admin password, but you won't be able
to use that password to log into the console in your browser.
Only ASCII characters supported in some names in the Puppet language
When naming the following items in Puppet, you must use only ASCII characters:
- Resource types
Some operating systems forbid non-ASCII names for several types of resources
Some operating systems
allow only ASCII characters in the
certain resource types. For example, the user and group resources on RHEL and CentOS can contain only ASCII characters in
Non-ASCII file names can cause errors when used in concat fragments
When you use concat fragments, an error occurs if a
source attribute is specified
source attribute points to
a file name that contains non-ASCII characters.
Non-ASCII file names can cause errors in the file resource
In a file resource, an error occurs if the
source attribute is set to a file name
containing non-ASCII characters.
Ruby can corrupt
path fact and
environment variable on Windows
There is a bug in Ruby that can corrupt the environment variable names and values. This bug causes corruption for only some codepages.
The same bug can cause the
path fact to be cached in a corrupt state.