Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 200261
OpenOffice 2.0.2 won't permanently change default language
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:38 EST
Description of problem:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
The bug shows up after following scenario:
1. Select Tools->Options->Language Setting->Languages
2. Change under "Default languages for documents" "Western" from "English(USA)"
to "Danish" which BTW has the check mark before "Danish".
3. The check mark "For the current document only" is greyed out and cannot be
removed, so this language setting will not be for all documents as intended.
The bug has been reported to OpenOffice.org under issue 65129 but has been
"invalid. Probably a fault during compilation/generation of the ubuntu packages.
Works without any problem with "vanilla" builds."
The bug has been reported for both the ubuntu and fedora distros.
Yes, it's not a bug, it's a feature. The default document language is always
taken from the locale. You can override it for the current document, but the
default is always taken from the locale. The "opposite" bug is the upstream
default, where the locale is sticky and is always that of the initial locale OOo
was started in.
OOo (fedora, maybe ubuntu too) takes the approach that OOo should be like the
rest of the desktop and take the default language from that of the locale, if
you change your locale, e.g. LANG=es_ES.UTF-8 then it will start with default
with spanish as the default document language, etc.
I have "Locale setting" to Danish and
"User interface" to English (USA).
So you see that it does not follow locale; apparently it follows "User
interface" which IMO is wrong. The aggravating thing is that it follows all
other options from the locale like decimal delimiter, currency etc. but does not
set locale spell check.