Firefox Locales should install locale specific search plugins

Bug #52537 reported by Matt on 2006-07-10
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
mozilla-firefox-locale-all (Baltix)
mozilla-firefox-locale-all (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

It would be nice if the Firefox locale packages would install the locale specific search plugins.

For example, if I install the en-gb version of Firefox on Windows, it comes with the search plugins for,, etc. rather then the American versions. It would be nice if the mozilla-firefox-locale-en-gb package would install these plugins system wide, for example, rather than have to go and find them all seperately.

Martin Pitt (pitti) on 2006-09-12
Changed in mozilla-firefox-locale-all:
importance: Untriaged → Wishlist
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
Kyromaster (kyromaster) wrote :

I also vote for this. When installing a german version of Edgy I have search engines like which are just not applicable for (many) german users. And the wikipedia plugin searches the english wikipedia.

hexion (hexium) wrote :

+1 to this.
One of the most important statements on Ubuntu was localization. Linux for human beings, not only Linux for english-knowing human beings ;)

This is the related thread I started today:

Hadmut Danisch (hadmut) wrote :

I'd also would like to see localized search plugins, especially for Google, Yahoo, Amazon, Ebay, and german dictionaries.


I also thinks it's very important, especially when you have it when installing firefox with the good locale on Windows

ClemensBier (clemensbier) wrote :

Another vote for this one since Hardy has also not fixed this bug.
Current workaround for Wikipedia search plugin in German:
Browse to the German Wikipedia page, search for something and and look for the search bar area in Firefox. There you should see that the drop-down arrow/buttom is highlighted in orange. Clicking on it will give you a new proposed entry "Wikipedia (de) hinzufügen" (meaning to add Wikipedia search in German).

Kyromaster (kyromaster) wrote :

Still not supported with intrepid
Non-english novice users could find this really annoying, why can't this be fixed?
As said above on windows firefox comes with localised search plugins

Alexander Sack (asac) wrote :

mfla package doesnt exist in intrepid anymore.

Changed in mozilla-firefox-locale-all:
status: Confirmed → Won't Fix
Martin Thoma (themoosemind) wrote :

I posted a simmilar suggestion in ubuntu brainstorm some time ago:

Kangarooo Jānis (kangarooo) wrote :

Heres also some solutions like FF search bar Wizzrad in #7

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