apparently unexpected order in language selection on welcome module

Bug #1801498 reported by Ben on 2018-11-03
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Calamares
Fix Released
Unknown
calamares (Ubuntu)
Low
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Bug Description

In the Calamares welcome screen, languages are sorted in the list by their ISO language name (e.g. Russian, Korean, Greek, etc.) but their native language name (e.g. русский, 한국어, ελληνικά, etc.) is displayed. Languages with different localized variants (e.g. Spanish/español) are grouped together. There is one exception to this: American English is always at the top.

Ben (docbrown-) wrote :
Simon Quigley (tsimonq2) on 2018-11-03
description: updated
Chris Guiver (guiverc) wrote :

I booted x86 thumb-drive and there are 11 entries between "American English" and "British English (United Kingdom)" on x86/i686 installer, I didn't even see "Australian English" (which doesn't worry me anyway [i'm aussie])

ISO used [from cat /..iso.zsync |head` (downloaded yesterday)
> Filename: disco-desktop-i386.iso
> MTime: Fri, 02 Nov 2018 17:06:39 +0000

Walter Lapchynski (wxl) wrote :

In the Calamares welcome screen, languages are sorted in the list by their ISO language name (e.g. Russian, Korean, Greek, etc.) but their native language name (e.g. русский, 한국어, ελληνικά, etc.) is displayed. Languages with different localized variants (look at Spanish/español) are grouped together. There is one exception to this: American English is always at the top. It seems there is a bit of reluctance in doing so, but it is certainly intentional:
https://github.com/calamares/calamares/commit/59537d86d65ffc190cd2f74587b2893161065c19
That said, it's certainly not random. The other Englishes are where they belong. It's just American English that's weird. Strange, but not terrible. If you don't need American English, it's not even strange.

Changed in calamares (Ubuntu):
status: New → Won't Fix
Walter Lapchynski (wxl) wrote :

Ok, I changed my mind. After some discussion with the developers, there's some ideas on how to resolve this.

Changed in calamares (Ubuntu):
status: Won't Fix → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
Walter Lapchynski (wxl) wrote :

Upstream issue linked.

summary: - unexpected order in language selection
+ apparently unexpected order in language selection on welcome module
Walter Lapchynski (wxl) on 2019-03-04
description: updated
Changed in calamares:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in calamares:
status: New → Fix Released
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