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

Le samedi 16 février 2008 à 14:21 +0200, Yanko Kaneti a écrit :
> On Sat, 2008-02-16 at 12:12 +0100, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> > This is much more user friendly than expecting the right default to
> > exist in glibc, and users to know it. Let alone expecting users to
> > manage to get a new variant included in glibc.
> A <sarcasm> tag missing?. Please, this is so completely backwards. 

It's not.

> IMO targeting Joe Average means only choices of UI language and
> location. 

That windows has had a more complex setup for a very long time even
though windows has historically sucked big time at i18n & l10n and only
cared about major locales should be a pretty good hint this is not

> And for that matter it would be good if these two are auto
> preselected based on whatever data the installer could gather (bios
> settings, real IP).

Deity preserve us from the smarter-than-you computer.

> The duple of UI language and location should give enough for reasonable
> defaults everywhere, not having those defaults, in glibc or other parts
> of the stack should be considered a bug.

Just curious, have you ever had to interact with glibc devs on locale
data? Pulling teeth is less painful.

Nicolas Mailhot

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