Description of problem:
Now that the language selection has been removed from GDM, system-config-language is necessary on the livecd more than ever. For a non-english speaker there is no way to easily change the language before installation.
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We have language selection in the 'Region and Language' panel.
... which only works in GNOME and per user. The bootup and the login will still be English, and so will be all new user accounts.
As long as the panel in control-center does not have a "Make default" function and cannot install the language-support groups, I suggest to have system-config-language in the spin.
I think it would be better to bring back the gdm language menu.
Agreed, but AFAICS there are no intentions to do this as Matthias outlined in this thread: http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/desktop/2011-March/006994.html
(In reply to comment #1)
> We have language selection in the 'Region and Language' panel.
This is not sufficient
- it is a per-user setting but not system-wide
- it cannot change the language of GDM
- it cannot change the language of the console
- it crashes as soon as you add another keyboard layout. Will file a separate bug report about that.
Right according to bug 681750 the situation pay improve for F16,
though I also feel dropping the gdm menus for lang and kbd seems
to be a step backwards for non-US users.
So maybe adding system-config-language as a default package to F15 makes sense.
I see that system-config-language is removed in current fedora-livecd-desktop.ks
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 19 development cycle.
Changing version to '19'.
(As we did not run this process for some time, it could affect also pre-Fedora 19 development
cycle bugs. We are very sorry. It will help us with cleanup during Fedora 19 End Of Life. Thank you.)
More information and reason for this action is here:
gnome-control-center supports language selection now