Bug 217986 - Enhancement: Ability to set default language for user
Enhancement: Ability to set default language for user
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-users (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Nils Philippsen
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Reported: 2006-11-30 21:58 EST by David Nielsen
Modified: 2008-05-06 21:01 EDT (History)
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Description David Nielsen 2006-11-30 21:58:47 EST
Description of problem:
I find myself having multiple users who all like different langauges set as
their default and it would be great if it was possible to set up that kind thing
as part of system-config-users so it would just work for them without having to
do any kind of selection themselves. Maybe as an additional dropdown box in the
Preferences->User data tab
Comment 1 Florian La Roche 2007-01-24 08:04:10 EST
As an extension, we could also add something to
/etc/sysconfig/i18n that makes the setting different for
normal users than system accounts below a certain uid.

This would have the advantage that you don't need to write
into user home-directories.


Florian La Roche
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2007-01-24 14:14:23 EST
Changing the meaning of /etc/sysconfig/i18n is waaaay overkill. There are
already multiple ways to fix this per-user, both with $HOME/.i18n, plus display
manager settings (which can be edited as well.)
Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2007-11-09 08:30:57 EST
In case anyone looks into this, beware of bug #372151 which causes the i18n file
settings to be mostly ignored.  Not sure how many OS releases it has affected or
if it is new to F8
Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-04-03 14:44:31 EDT
Based on the date this bug was created, it appears to have been reported
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Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-05-06 21:01:57 EDT
This bug has been in NEEDINFO for more than 30 days since feedback was
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