Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 135671
Settup for more languages during installation has no effect
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:51 EST
Description of problem:
I asked at installation time to work with 3 languages: english, hebrew
The GNOME has been installed only with english keyboard layout, and I
had to add manually the other 2 languages, and they work.
The KDE has also been installed only with english keyboard layout, and
when I wanted to add languages, I got a void list of available
languages, so I could not add any additional language.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Ask to use 3 languages during installation time.
GNOME comes with English layout only, and one has to add manually the
other 2 languages. KDE also comes with English layout only, and when
trying to add other languages, the list is void.
GNOME and KDE should be set with 3 keyboad layout languages.
What languages get listed if you run system-config-keyboard post install
If you change system wide keyboard setting does gnome behave as desired?
All the languages are available to be added, post install, in gnome.
After adding to panel the keyboard applet, and adding the desired
languages, gnome behaves as desired.
I was asking about system-config-keyboard not the
gnome-keyboard-properites. Please either use System
Settings->Keyboard from the menu or run system-config-keyboard from a
terminal do you see multiple layouts?
Note system-config-keyboard sets the X keyboard layout rather than a
The languages listed when running system-config-keyboard: a very long
list, starting from Belgian(be-latin1) and ending with U.S.
International. On my system, the selected keyboard is U.S. English
And if you run system-config-language?
system-config-language offers 3 possibilities: english, hebrew and
If I understand what you mean: this is not a bug, and the setup in
Anaconda is supposed to chose the possible languages of the window
managers, and not the working languages - is it so?
If it is so, I think the concept is wrong, because the language of the
window managers are easy to choose before any Session, but the working
languages, i.e. the languages one needs to type with, are more tricky,
and user friendlyness would imply an automatic setup.
Anaconda makes choices about things like fonts to install, etc based
on language support.
I agree it is confusing, I'm not going to be able to look at improving
this until post fc3 as we're in freeze. I'm going to close as
deferred, but re-open or open a new RFE for better language
integration. I will comment on this bug when that happens.
In particular the interaction between the sytem-* tools and individual
preferences is not great right now.