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Re: Anaconda needs new locale thinking.



Linus Walleij <triad df lth se> writes:

> On Thu, 14 Feb 2008, Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski wrote:

> True, but if you choose "English (US)" as install language, then
> clicked "Stockholm" for time zone, what would you argue is the best
> locale setting for LC_TIME?
>
> It is not really certain that just because you have an English (US)
> Fedora, you want dates as mm/dd/yyyy. In fact I would argue, that if
> TZ is set to Stockholm meredian, the user is very unlikely to
> understand what date 14/02/2008 is, since we Swedes always write
> 2008-02-14, and the user will more likely be a Swede (OK could be
> hosted internet service for the US I do agree, but think
> probabilities). And we definately don't have "letter" paper around
> under any circumstances.

Please don't change locale settings just because you pick a different
time zone. People travel, that should only affect time zone.

I don't think there's a way around giving people access to all of LC_*
in a settings GUI. They were split for good reasons, and anything less
than the full split will not be satisfactory.


/Benny



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