Description of problem:
Fedora 28, GNOME 28, GNOME Software. Issue is when installing app via flatpak / GNOME Software, no localization info is passed during process and in result no localization is prepared and packaged for application. Have tried to set locales both manually and/or rely on automated process - no luck.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install fresh Fedora 28
2. Activate flathub repository
3. Install GIMP (for example) or Builder
Localization is not enabled and application uses fallback locale C.
Localization is provided and application uses translation for specific user locale
I have the same problem with french Fedora 28 Workstation with Gnome.
- gnome-software 3.28.2
- flatpak 0.11.7
Using gnome-software to install gimp 2.10 via github.org results in gimp talking english (french expected) whatever the language option set in gimp preferences
A clue maybe, journalctl reports :
mai 20 11:15:54 monalisa gimp-2.10: Locale not supported by C library.
Using the fallback 'C' locale.
mai 20 11:15:54 monalisa gimp-2.10: Failed to load module "pk-gtk-module"
But if gimp is installed via cli :
flatpak install flathub org.gimp.GIMP
Then the locale is ok.
I'm "happy" that I am not the only one that have this problem on my Fedora 29.
And it works exactly the same - I am installing an app by gnome-software (GIMP or GNOME Games or Recipes or something...) and it hasn't my system locale (Polish). But Spotify works fine - when i set Polish in Spotify's setting, it works. In other programs it doesnt. Maybe there are more apps that works good, but it is still a problem.
Furthermore, Ubuntu doesn't have that problem - locales work fine there (even when installing GIMP by gnome-software)
And I am suprised, because installing by cli solves the problem. Didnt know that
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