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Locales (WAS: How important are ISO standards)

On Tue, 12 Feb 2008, Jeff Spaleta wrote:

Letter is selected by default only for a small number of specific

I'd be surprised if the real problem was anything else than the simple fact that users who just want "an English Fedora" will not know how to localize Fedora for say, France while keeping the english language.

Anaconda isn't very helpful in this either. For example if you choose to install in English language, then select "Paris" on the time map, it doesn't suggest you to switch locale to "en_FR" (which doesn't work BTW), what they actually want is probably to change some LC_* vars to fr_FR, like LC_PAPER and LC_TIME.

How do you actually do that?
LC_PAPER=\"fr_FR.UTF-8\" in /etc/sysconfig/i18n
is my best guess. And there is no user-friendly way of doing that.

Perhaps an enhancement bug for Anaconda here? Or is it too much detail for an average user? And do apps really respect the LC_* stuff ?


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