Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 76538
RFE: option to add languages, more fine-grained locale selection
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:47:53 EDT
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Description of problem:
It should be possible to add languages to the existing languages chosen during
installation, and for users to mix-and-match locale settings (i.e.
LANG=fr_FR.UTF8, but with UK measurements).
Something like Windows or MacOS' internationalization control panel, really - if
the user adds a new language, the fonts, locale packages and any required input
servers get installed.
Should be tied in with redhat-config-packages as well
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run redhat-config-language
Actual Results: No option to add language or to finely select locale
Expected Results: Can add/remove languages and mix locales
Adding language modules is currently very difficult to do. This is because the
translations for each package are contained inside the RPMs for those packages,
so to add a language to a system would require pulling the translations out of
each RPM. Basically, the question is how to install parts of an RPM that is
already installed on the system
This really seems more of an RPM issue to me, so I'm changing the component to
RPM to see what jbj says about it.
Language selection in anaconda has recently changed. You can install language
groups using yum groupinstall post install. Please test FC4 language selection
and customisation using /etc/sysconfig/i18n