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Re: Page size pain / localisation / possible F13 feature



Caolán McNamara wrote:
> From my perspective all that's really missing is the suggested review of
> packages to find ones that aren't using something that's eventually
> backed by LC_PAPER to set their default paper size and then a nice
> LANGUAGE/LC_* settings GUI to allow tweaking the individual settings in
> a way that makes sense, i.e. the major hole that people fall into is "I
> want my UI in English because my language translations are terrible, or
> because I find English a more natural computing language", so "I
> selected a US English locale", "This sucks, my paper is Letter, my dates
> are weird MM/DD/YYYY, my currency is a dollar, and my decimal separator
> is .", and spending their life battling their applications tweaking each
> one individually to do what they want.

Maybe we just need an en_INTL locale which defaults to US English 
translations, but ISO standards everywhere else (ISO yyyy-mm-dd dates, ISO 
A4 paper, metric units etc.)? (Currency would be a problem though, default 
to €? $? The generic currency sign ¤ almost nobody actually uses? Or 
something silly like "%f bucks"? ;-) ) Such a locale might even become the 
default (though it'd irritate US folks ;-) ). I think it'd cover the needs 
of most of the non-US users of en_US, and details could still be overidden 
where needed.

        Kevin Kofler


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