Bug 242647 - /etc/sysconfig/i18n
Summary: /etc/sysconfig/i18n
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
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Reported: 2007-06-05 09:41 UTC by Florian La Roche
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:12 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-06-25 17:10:59 UTC

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Description Florian La Roche 2007-06-05 09:41:06 UTC
Description of problem:

Changing the /etc/sysconfig/i18n file to stay with en_US.UTF-8 for
system accounts and some other settings for normal accounts would
allow servers and startup code to stay with en_US, but still have
normal users with a local language.
Right now this requires "~/.i18n" files to exist for all users.


Florian La Roche

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Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2007-06-25 17:10:59 UTC
It would also mean that users in other countries that _don't_ speak English
would be confronted with a lot of English garbage on startup.  Which makes their
user experience suck.

Comment 2 Florian La Roche 2007-06-25 17:51:22 UTC
You mis-understood, this should be as additional option, not the only
option offered.


Florian La Roche

Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2007-06-25 17:54:07 UTC
What?  So there should be a
  "Show system messages in an unintelligible language"
checkbox?  That's crazy.  If there's a strong desire to add the functionality in
initscripts, etc as a power-user type thing then feel free to convince there.  I
don't think that it's something that really makes sense to expose in the installer.

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