Bug 821937 - Can't change display language
Can't change display language
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: control-center (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2012-05-15 15:41 EDT by Jonathan Kamens
Modified: 2013-07-31 18:18 EDT (History)
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Description Jonathan Kamens 2012-05-15 15:41:14 EDT
1. I click on my name in the upper right corner of the screen.
2. Click on "System Settings".
3. Click on "Region and Language".
4. It is currently set to "English (United States) [ISO-8859-1]". I don't want that.
5. Click on "English".
6. Click on the "X" in the corner to close the window.
7. Repeat steps 1-3 again.
8. It should now say "English", but instead it once again says "English (United States) [ISO-8859-1]".

That is, I can't get the change to stick.

Note: This is true for any display language, not just "English". E.g., if I try selecting "French" and then closing and reopening the control panel, it also reverts to "English (United States) [ISO-8859-1]" in that case.

See also bug 821931.
Comment 1 Matthias Clasen 2012-05-15 16:06:30 EDT
Did you read the text above the list of languages in that panel ?
Comment 2 Jonathan Kamens 2012-05-15 16:13:23 EDT
1. I restarted my computer after making the change and it did not help. I just did it again to confirm.
2. Even if it were necessary to log back in or restart for the change _to be applied_, I would expect it to show up in the "Region and Language" window even before logging out and logging back in. The _perfect_ UI would show that the setting has been changed but also show that the change is pending the user logging out and logging back in.
Comment 3 Matthias Clasen 2012-05-18 19:51:52 EDT
hmm, works fine here.
One idea is that you might have a LANG=en_US setting in .bashrc or so...
Comment 4 Jonathan Kamens 2012-05-21 07:13:02 EDT
Yup, you were right, I had an old LANG setting in my .bashrc. Good call!

Is there any way to make the UI behavior better in that circumstance? Silently refusing to allow me to change the setting, with no feedback about why, does not seem like adequate functionality.
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