Bug 1626827 - Lightning in Thunderbird 60 does not contain localization files for any locale
Summary: Lightning in Thunderbird 60 does not contain localization files for any locale
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: thunderbird
Version: 30
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jan Horak
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 1643521 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-09-09 10:19 UTC by Michal Stanke (Mozilla.cz) [:MikkCZ][:mstanke] (use needinfo)
Modified: 2019-08-23 08:27 UTC (History)
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Description Michal Stanke (Mozilla.cz) [:MikkCZ][:mstanke] (use needinfo) 2018-09-09 10:19:01 UTC
Description of problem:
Thunderbird calendar (Lightning) does not honor system nor Thunderbird language settings, respectively does not contain any localization files, only English.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Thunderbird 60.0
Lightning 6.2

How reproducible:
- always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have Fedora release 28 (Twenty Eight) and language settings set to Czech.
2. Update Thunderbird to version 60.
3. Run it.

Actual results:
Thunderbird is in Czech, but all calendar UI is in English.

Expected results:
Lightning should use the locale of the system, same as Thunderbird does.

Additional info:
The UI is in English for any profile created by Thunderbird. If I download TB from thunderbird.net and create a profile using the binary from there, Lightning is in Czech for that profile.

Comment 1 Didier G 2018-09-09 10:57:53 UTC
I confirm this problem with thunderbird-60.0-1.fc28.x86_64 using french:

- Thunderbird is in french
- Calendar (Lightning) stay in english

Comment 2 Michael J Gruber 2018-09-11 08:13:04 UTC
Confirmed with DE; also (per https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2018-be22632a02) with RU.

Apparantly, the build process is not fully adjusted to the fact that lightning is shipped with TB now.

Comment 3 Donald O. 2018-09-11 19:43:22 UTC
it works as described in German, however moving from one date to another needs 1 minute or even more the first time in a session.

Comment 4 Pierre Juhen 2018-09-24 04:41:00 UTC
I confirm the problem. It's a packaging problem. Please see : 


The langpacks for lightning have to be generated separately and added to the rpm.


Comment 5 Didier G 2018-10-04 13:38:24 UTC
Je viens de mettre à jour Thunderbird avec la version thunderbird-60.2.1-2.fc29.x86_64 et comme avec les versions précédentes thunderbird est en français mais la partie lightning est elle toujours en anglais.


I just upgraded to thunderbird-60.2.1-2.fc29.x86_64 and as with previous versions thunberbird is in french but the lightning part is still in english.

Comment 6 Didier G 2018-10-30 20:17:35 UTC
I just upgraded to thunderbird-60.3.0-1.fc29.x86_64 available on koji.

For french language, this new version fixes the problem of translation in calendar (lightning).

Comment 7 Jan Horak 2018-11-05 14:33:01 UTC
*** Bug 1643521 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 8 Didier G 2019-03-02 03:14:31 UTC
Same player shoot again with thunderbird-60.5.1-1.fc29.x86_64 and Fedora in french: lightning is still in english.

Comment 9 mlaverdiere 2019-03-02 12:32:28 UTC
As Didier G is reporting, this bug is back with TB version 60.5.1-1.fc29, i.e. lightning interface is in English. 

I presume that langpacks were not generated/integrated in the rpm...

Comment 10 Ben Cotton 2019-05-02 19:49:29 UTC
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Comment 11 Frank Büttner 2019-05-02 21:08:48 UTC
Same on F28 using TB 60.6

Comment 12 Michael J Gruber 2019-05-03 08:26:43 UTC
Same on F30 using TB 60.6.1.

Comment 13 Didier G 2019-05-22 10:35:07 UTC
Good surprise, I just upgraded to thunderbird-60.7.0-1.fc30.x86_64 and lightning is in system language, in my case in french.

Comment 14 Martin Stransky 2019-08-23 08:27:48 UTC
Moving Thunderbird bugs to Jan to manage them meanigfuly.

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