Comment 13 for bug 1732222

Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :

On 2018-05-25 22:49, David wrote:
> Still present on Ubuntu 18.04.

Hmm.. Yes it is. Unlike what I assumed in my comments above, there seems to be an issue beyond bug #1294858.

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 with these selections:

* English language
* Normal installation
* London (UK) as the time zone location

This resulted in en_GB.UTF-8 being set as the locale:

$ cat /etc/default/locale
# File generated by update-locale
LANG="en_GB.UTF-8"

And these are the additional packages which Language Support suggests that I install:

$ check-language-support | tr ' ' '\n'
hunspell-en-au
hunspell-en-ca
hunspell-en-gb
hunspell-en-za
hyphen-en-ca
hyphen-en-gb
libreoffice-help-en-gb
libreoffice-l10n-en-gb
libreoffice-l10n-en-za
mythes-en-au
thunderbird-locale-en-gb

I.e. several British packages which ought to be installed already. This command should not output anything:

$ check-language-support -l en_GB | tr ' ' '\n'
hunspell-en-gb
hyphen-en-gb
libreoffice-help-en-gb
libreoffice-l10n-en-gb
thunderbird-locale-en-gb

but it does.

So it looks like the installer behaves, with respect to language support, as if I had installed with the en_US.UTF-8 locale.

Not sure that 16.04 behaves this way. In any case it's incorrect behavior and should be fixed.