Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 167011
Default languages unavailable
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:12 EST
Description of problem
It is currently not possible to set the default languages for documents
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open OOWriter->Tools->Options->Language
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.
They should not be greyed out.
Created attachment 118210 [details]
The languages options on my machine
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.
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.