Bug 1015415 - Incorrect language on fresh installation of MATE Desktop
Incorrect language on fresh installation of MATE Desktop
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-10-04 03:56 EDT by Michel Alexandre Salim
Modified: 2015-06-29 08:32 EDT (History)
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Description Michel Alexandre Salim 2013-10-04 03:56:50 EDT
Description of problem:
On a minimal installation of Fedora 20, in the English (US) locale, to which I later do a 'yum groupinstall "MATE Desktop"', the desktop shows up with all strings localized to German

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora 19 minimal
2. Use FedUp to install to Fedora 20 alpha, install all updates incl. updates-testing
3. yum groupinstall "MATE Desktop"
4. Login
5. Open terminal, echo $LANG

Actual results:
LANG is de_DE.utf8 within MATE, but en_US.utf8 on the virtual terminals

Expected results:
MATE's language should follow the system language

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Comment 1 Michel Alexandre Salim 2013-10-04 05:26:16 EDT
Apologies for the wrong initial assignment, I've since worked out together with the MATE maintainers that the problem only occured when MATE is launched from within gdm -- starting from startx, it picked up the LANG setting set there.

There seems to be no way to override the GDM language setting, and GDM itself was displayed in English which is odd.
Comment 2 Michel Alexandre Salim 2013-10-04 05:45:35 EDT
And it gets weirder: switched to lightdm and the default language for my user (created during installation) is still German. I had to enable the language switcher and select English (US) once before it would default to that.

Is there a common configuration file that GDM and LightDM source to determine the default language for the user session?
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