Switch to "English (United States)" doesn't work correctly

Bug #1654238 reported by Chris Perry on 2017-01-05
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
language-selector (Ubuntu)
Medium
Gunnar Hjalmarsson

Bug Description

I wanted to switch from "English (United Kingdom)" to "English (United States)". Ubuntu 16.04. In Language Support I moved "English (United States)" to the top of the list and then logged off and logged back in - but my language was still "English (United Kingdom)". Eg the trash icon was still called "Rubbish Bin".

The change only takes effect if one, in addition to the move described above, moves "English (United Kingdom" below "English" in the list in Language Support. This is a bug. The switch from "English (United Kingdom)" to "English (United States)" should take effect immediately - as I believe switches to other languages (eg French) do.

affects: ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu) → language-selector (Ubuntu)
Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :

This bug is similar to bug #1084745. However, the fix of the latter did not take into account other English dialects following en_US. Fix uploaded.

Changed in language-selector (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj)
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package language-selector - 0.173

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language-selector (0.173) zesty; urgency=medium

  * LanguageSelector/LanguageSelector.py:
    Do not let the LANGUAGE priority list contain any items (except for
    'en') after 'en_US', since the resulting display language would
    not likely meet the user's expectations (LP: #1654238).
  * debian/compat:
    Bump to 9.
  * debian/control:
    Bump debhelper build depend version to >= 9.0.0.

 -- Gunnar Hjalmarsson <email address hidden> Sun, 08 Jan 2017 23:10:00 +0100

Changed in language-selector (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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