Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 145897
Localized versions of firefox in future releases
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:58 EST
Description of problem:
Currently Fedora Core ships with no localized versions of Firefox.
The desktop without a localized web browser is unusable for
non-english speaking users, thus Fedora Core should install localized
versions for each installed language by default.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install fedora and select a non-english locale
2. enter as a user (selecting a non-english locale)
3. run firefox
Actual Results: Firefox is in English
Expected Results: Firefox should be localized
There are a couple of bug reports here in bugzilla about this: #139290
and #144251, which are marked as possible duplicates of #137134.
Since #137134 refers only to RHEL (and only to the languages it
supports), and since the previously mentioned bugs refer only to
particular locales (no_NO and pt_BR), I file a new bug aimed to all
languages (feel free to mark it as duplicated, and I apologize for the
extra work this might cause you).
Contrary to what is said in a comment in bug #137134, localized
versions of Firefox seem to be coordinated through the Mozilla
Localization Project (MLP):
(mabye MPL is posterior to that comment)
I'm working on building RPM for my locale (firefox and thunderbird in french).
I think this could be useful for all the fedora users, but the english one :-)
To do this a use '-install-global-extension' but this options requires
- a profile
- X running
So my "working RPM" can't be used during installation process.
There is a patch in CVS call "nox-patch" usefull for this (already include in
some other distro).
The '-uninstall-global-extension' will be very useful too (already in CVS).
The "pref("intl.locale.matchOS", true);"
More informations in "Moz bug #265859"
This is solved as for Fedora Core 5 by installing the appropiated language pack.