Commit ad115280 authored by sajolida's avatar sajolida
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Improve known issue (#17792)

- Explain the actual symptoms (the password will always be rejected) and
  avoid an ambiguous use of a modal verb ('cannot').
- Explain the workaround: people might loose work if they realize half
  way through their session that they cannot install an Additional
  Software.
- I don't expect the command line trick to be very useful.
- Link to what our terminology means ('administration password').
- Clarify what non-English means.
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# Known issues
* Administration passwords set at the Welcome Screen cannot contain
most non-english characters, including spaces ([[!tails_ticket
17792]]). Because of this you should limit your passwords to only
alphanumeric characters (`a-z`, `A-Z`, `0-9`) and the following
special characters: `_@%+=:,./-`. Once you have logged in you can
change the password however you like using the `passwd` command in a
Terminal.
* Only use the following characters in the [[administration
password|doc/first_steps/welcome_screen/administration_password]]:
- <span class="code">a&ndash;z</span>
- <span class="code">A&ndash;Z</span>
- <span class="code">1&ndash;9</span>
- <span class="code">_@%+=:,./-</span>
If you use spaces or other accentuated characters, like <span
class="code">àéïøů</span>, your will not be able to type your
administration password again in your Tails session, unless you
type single quotes <span class="code">'</span> around it.
For example, if you set the administration password:
<span class="code">née entrepôt über señor</span>, you would have to
type <span class="code">'née entrepôt über señor'</span>.
([[!tails_ticket 17792]])
See the list of [[long-standing issues|support/known_issues]].
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