Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 150178
German localization broken
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:16 EST
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Description of problem:
The standard installation of a german workstation (WS) gives you an english OO Version with english menus. This will be a major problem, when delivering to the German desktop market.
Also the printing is broken. OO does not format documents for the German A4 format accordingly.
Installation of the original OO product (and deletion of the RH RPM) result in language mismatch error messages for the particular user. No migration of user preferences.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RHEL 4 WS in German
Expected Results: Get a localized version.
The bug is vital to our desktop success.
Hm, it dos appear that we broke it. Likely culprit is:
patches-OOO_1_1-rsc-default-to-english.diff which was added to make sure that
incomplete translations had their un-translated strings come out in English, not
German (imagine the 3/4 complete Gujarati translation with 25% of the strings in
German, not good).
Since then, bugs with the Indic translations have been fixed somewhat, so we
should probably pull this patch.
Should fixed in RHEL4 U1.
Should be fixed now.
It is a serious problem for our credibility on the desktop.
We will lose projects. And if evaluations are done by partners like IBM, they
will do the projects with our competitors without even informing us.
Understood, fixed builds will be in RHEL4 U1 (devel freeze was yesterday).
caolanm->dcbw: you're already handling this build yes ?
Yes, it should be just a matter of reverting the "rsc-default-to-english" patch.
That change will go into 1.1.2-22, which hopefully will be the last build for
RHEL4 U1 and RHEL3 U5.
Bug was never present in FC2 or FC3 builds since they never had the problem patch.
Confirmed that the bug on German localization issue has been fixed in
openoffice.org-1.1.2-22.6.EL4. Tried the printing of german text in A4 paper as
However, found a small error in the gu_IN locale. Please see attached screenshot
and take note of the mouse over in the menu.
Created attachment 112746 [details]
menu item for gu_IN for U1
Should be displayd as 'Word Count'.
Created attachment 112747 [details]
gu_IN in the RC version
Taken from openoffice.org-1.1.2-18.6.EL4.
Yes, this is because we backed out the rsc-default-to-english patch that made
the default UI strings for languages without 100% translation be English, since
that patch broke de_DE and caused this bug. Therefore, anythign untranslated in
gu_IN will be German.
I don't think its enough to respin the RHEL4 U1 and RHEL3 U5 updates though, or
is it? I guess Word Count is kind of important though.
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described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
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