[Upstream] The default file path for storing documents does not take into account the localization of the system

Bug #1034521 reported by Pjotr12345 on 2012-08-08
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Bug Description

I've found a bug , which happens when you install LibreOffice in Xubuntu or Lubuntu 12.04. In Ubuntu and Kubuntu 12.04 this same bug takes a different shape; more about that later.

The default path for storing documents, does not take into account the localization of Xubuntu. The name "Documents" is not translated in accordance with the localization of the system.

So the path is always (e.g.) "/home/pjotr/Documents", whereas it should be (in my Dutch localized system) "/home/pjotr/Documenten".

This causes the documents to be stored in the main user folder, in my case "/home/pjotr".

In Ubuntu and Kubuntu the file path is wrong, too: in a Dutch localized system, it becomes "/home/pjotr/Documenten/Documents". As the final folder in the path does not exist, documents will be stored by LO in the right place, namely the first folder in the path that does exist, in this case "/home/pjotr/Documenten". It's still a configuration error, though...

Pjotr12345 (computertip) on 2012-08-14
summary: - LibreOffice in Xubuntu: the default file path for storing documents,
- does not take into account the localization of the system
+ LibreOffice: the default file path for storing documents, does not take
+ into account the localization of the system
description: updated

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Pjotr12345 (computertip) on 2012-08-14
description: updated
description: updated
summary: - LibreOffice: the default file path for storing documents, does not take
+ [Upstream] The default file path for storing documents does not take
into account the localization of the system

Adding upstream, please file a bug at https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/. Closing this Wont Fix here, as this is quite touch to solve properly: If someone changes the UI language of LibreOffice, should that really change default paths? Are the localized path locations the same on all OSes? Are they even the same for different Desktop Environments in all l10ns (GNOME vs. KDE)? If not, how to resolve this? Anyway, discussion is for upstream, please.

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