Bug 996736 - grub menus not translated
grub menus not translated
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: grub2 (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-08-13 16:34 EDT by marcindulak
Modified: 2015-02-17 11:45 EST (History)
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grub fully in German on Fedora 18 (348.42 KB, image/png)
2013-08-13 16:34 EDT, marcindulak
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Description marcindulak 2013-08-13 16:34:09 EDT
Created attachment 786271 [details]
grub fully in German on Fedora 18

Description of problem:

On Fedora 18 (locale en_US.UTF-8) writing LANG="de_DE.UTF-8" into
/etc/default/grub and running
grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg
results in an immediate, in-place translation of /boot/grub2/grub.cfg into
German. At the next boot, the LANG variable is honoured also for the text
below the menu entries (screenshot attached).

On Fedora 19 setting LANG (or export LANG) in /etc/default/grub does not have
this effect. Writing export LC_ALL in /etc/default/grub followed by
grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg
results in in-place translation of /boot/grub2/grub.cfg but the text
below menu entries is still in English.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. echo "export LANG='de_DE.UTF-8'" >> /etc/default/grub
2. grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg && dracut -f /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img $(uname -r)&& reboot

Actual results:

grub boots in English

Expected results:

grub is fully in German

Additional info:

Here is the original question https://ask.fedoraproject.org/question/29548/grub2-scripts-and-locale-settings-gone/
If this is not a bug (i was not yet able to find any official grub documentation about the LANG variable), please describe a workaround.
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