Add fallback language for English variants

Bug #72952 reported by Robert Ancell on 2006-11-23
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
language-selector (Ubuntu)
Michael Vogt

Bug Description


I am a New Zealand user and when selecting New Zealand English in the Gnome language selector tool my language is set to LANGUAGE=en_NZ.UTF-8. However since there are no en_NZ translations this falls back to en which is normally US English. New Zealand English is mostly like British English. Looking in /usr/share/language-selector/data/languagelist it appears there is support for falling back.

For en_NZ LANGUAGE should be set to en_NZ:en_AU:en_GB:en
I would expect en_AU should be set to en_AU:en_NZ:en_GB:en
I don't know about the other English variants (e.g. en_CA) but I would expect they should have fallback languages too.

I am using Ubuntu Edgy (language selector 0.1.30).

Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2007-03-22
Changed in language-selector:
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

Thanks for your bugreport.

I set a milestone for this now so that it gets done before gutsy.


Changed in language-selector:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
assignee: nobody → mvo
status: Confirmed → Needs Info
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package language-selector - 0.4.11

language-selector (0.4.11) karmic; urgency=low

  * Fix crash in gnome-language-selector (LP: #427716)
  * Fall back to 'en_US' locale if none has been defined or has been set
    to 'C'. (LP: #386029) (LP: #346363) (LP: #347240)
  * Fix crash when ~/.xinput/ is not present (LP: #219218)
  * Add manpage for gnome-language-selector (Thanks to Alex Lourie)
   (LP: #426642)
  * Fix typo in LanguageSelector/ (LP: #219398)
  * data/languagelist: add fallback codes for all English variations we
    have as locales (LP: #47280) (LP: #72952)
  * Update translations from Launchpad
  * Really remove now obsolete Chinese entry from language list
    (LP: #431228)

 -- Arne Goetje <email address hidden> Thu, 17 Sep 2009 22:41:58 +0800

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