Bug 167011 - Default languages unavailable
Summary: Default languages unavailable
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: openoffice.org (Show other bugs)
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Version: rawhide
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Caolan McNamara
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Reported: 2005-08-29 15:47 UTC by Paul F. Johnson
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-08-29 18:16:40 UTC
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The languages options on my machine (51.64 KB, image/png)
2005-08-29 15:47 UTC, Paul F. Johnson
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Description Paul F. Johnson 2005-08-29 15:47:34 UTC
Description of problem
It is currently not possible to set the default languages for documents

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open OOWriter->Tools->Options->Language
Actual results:
All of the bottom set of dropdowns are disabled meaning the default language for
documents is unavailable. See the attached png. The padlocks next to the drop
downs do nothing if clicked and cannot be altered.

Expected results:
They should not be greyed out.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Paul F. Johnson 2005-08-29 15:47:34 UTC
Created attachment 118210 [details]
The languages options on my machine

Comment 2 Caolan McNamara 2005-08-29 18:16:40 UTC
Yup, the padlocks are that the settings are "locked", the fedora OOo sets the
document default language from the system locale. It always did, so setting the
setting there would be unset on restart of OOo, confusing people. Locking the
config takes away that temptation. To change the document language setting
change your system language. Of course in writer you can change the language for
the default paragraph style as well.

Comment 3 n0dalus 2005-11-27 11:35:51 UTC
I think this bug needs to be re-addressed.
It's really confusing to not be able to change the default language. Why should
the default language be permanently set to the system locale?
What if I speak English but want to give my Japanese friend (or anyone who
writes most of their documents in another language) a user account on my
computer? They might want to change the default document language in OpenOffice.
(Just an example of where this becomes a problem).

If the bug is that OpenOffice doesn't store the default document language
between restarts, then that should really be fixed.

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