Do you think this is a security risk and if not is it a bad UI decision?

Bill Peck bpeck at
Mon May 6 12:34:34 UTC 2013

On 05/04/2013 06:22 PM, Dan Mashal wrote:
> On Sat, May 4, 2013 at 2:37 AM, Michael Scherer <misc at> wrote:
>> I can add to that that I have seen more than once people setting a
>> password which was not the one they believed due to  :
>> - keyboard layout ( ie, qwerty vs azerty in France )
>> - small usage difference with Windows way, again on azerty keyboard
>> ( people using capslock on french keyboard to type numbers while they
>> should use shift, as capslock just type capital letter like À or É and
>> not 0 or 2, and if you do not understand, just look on the web to
>> compare how different it is from qwerty-based keyboard )
> The installer should detect the keyboard automatically. In fact you
> can even tell it what type of keyboard you have on the first screen.
On the screen where you can pick your keyboard, do we have a test area 
where the user can verify the keyboard layout?  Or maybe if you select a 
different keyboard it should automatically pop up a verify keyboard screen?

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