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Bug 10713 - Redhat still fails the test of internationalization...
Redhat still fails the test of internationalization...
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: xterm-color (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
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Reported: 2000-04-10 20:02 EDT by olli.andres
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-05-08 10:45:47 EDT
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Description olli.andres 2000-04-10 20:02:03 EDT
I can't believe that after all this time, Redhat is still not able to deal
with the concept that there are other countries in the world with different
keyboard layouts. Sorry if I sound annoyed, but it really leaves me
perlexed, as this has been happening ever since I've known Redhat (since
4.x or something).

Let me make my complaint absolutely clear:

1. I install Redhat 6.2 in Switzerland.
2. I specify "sg" as my keyboard layout.
3. Redhat finishes installing and boots into X.
4. XTerm uses US KEYBOARD.
5. Netscape uses US KEYBOARD.

*** ("sg" == Swiss German) != United States ***

I install linux A LOT, and this is REALLY ANOYING.

Also, it would really be great if you wouldn't assume that people want
Gnome by default.


Comment 1 Preston Brown 2000-05-08 10:45:59 EDT
Would you like to submit patches?

Red Hat doesn't officially support Swiss operation, so our support in that
department mostly comes from 3rd party contributors.  Our tier-1 supported
systems are English, German, French, and Spanish.
Comment 2 Preston Brown 2000-07-14 14:43:20 EDT
closed due to lack of additional feedback.

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