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Re: Anaconda needs new locale thinking. (was Re: How important are ISO standards to Fedora?)



On Thu, 2008-02-14 at 23:17 +0100, Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski wrote:
> On Thursday, 14 February 2008 at 23:04, Rodd Clarkson wrote:
> > 
> > On Thu, 2008-02-14 at 10:45 +0000, "Jóhann B. Guðmundsson" wrote:
> > 
> > > >> Try running "locale".
> > > >
> > > > [rodd localhost ~]$ locale
> > > > LANG=en_US.UTF-8
> > > > LC_CTYPE="en_US.UTF-8"
> > > > LC_NUMERIC="en_US.UTF-8"
> > > > LC_TIME="en_US.UTF-8"
> > > > LC_COLLATE="en_US.UTF-8"
> > > > LC_MONETARY="en_US.UTF-8"
> > > > LC_MESSAGES="en_US.UTF-8"
> > > > LC_PAPER="en_US.UTF-8"
> > > > LC_NAME="en_US.UTF-8"
> > > > LC_ADDRESS="en_US.UTF-8"
> > > > LC_TELEPHONE="en_US.UTF-8"
> > > > LC_MEASUREMENT="en_US.UTF-8"
> > > > LC_IDENTIFICATION="en_US.UTF-8"
> > > > LC_ALL=
> > > > [rodd localhost ~]$ 
> > > >
> > > > So, let me get this straight.  All of this was set because I said I
> > > > wanted my computer to speak English (USA)?
> > > >   
> > > How about address this whole Letter vs A4 issue by putting an option in 
> > > S-C-P that change the paper size...
> > 
> > Actually, I'm starting to realize that this is much bigger than just A4
> > or letter.
> > 
> > Because I chose the English (USA) language, anaconda has assumed that
> > everything I do is US.
> > 
> > I'm even stunned to note that while I select Melbourne, AUSTRALIA as my
> > time zone, local reports LC_TIME as en_US.UTF-8.
> 
> Timezone and locale are two different things.
> 
> LC_TIME only affects the way dates are displayed.

I get this.

But when I select my timezone from the map of the world, I also select a
(nearby) city and a country.  These are going to be far better
indicators of what paper I use, or how I format my date that my choice
of language.

In fact, I've always wondered why Fedora listed English (UK) and English
(Australia) since they are the same thing.


R.

-- 
"It's a fine line between denial and faith.
 It's much better on my side"


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