Default language for Thunderbird

Bug #280651 reported by bersyl91 on 2008-10-09
This bug affects 14 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
thunderbird-locales (Ubuntu)
Nominated for Karmic by christophe
Nominated for Lucid by Lekteur

Bug Description

Binary package hint: thunderbird-locale-fr

When installing Thunderbird on a french- localized Ubuntu, the thunderbird-locale-fr is not installed, so Thunderbird still speaks english.

Description: Ubuntu 8.04.1
Release: 8.04

YannUbuntu (yannubuntu) wrote :

I confirm this bug on Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic

David Nottin (danot) wrote :

I had this issue but for a beginner, the documentation is sufficient to close it quickly

YannUbuntu (yannubuntu) wrote :

you mean the ubuntu-fr Documentation (wiki) ? yes, it explains that you have to install thunderbird-locale-fr in order to get Thunderbird in French. But the bug is still valid: Thunderbird should be in French out-of-the-box.

bersyl91 (choppy-free) wrote :

I agree with that: a beginner doesn't even knows that ubuntu-fr exists and justs throws out Linux for that.

Steffan Jacobs (steffanjacobs) wrote :

I confirm this bug for thunderbird-locale-nl as well.

Ideally some type of system should be in place that will install whatever language the user was already using for it's system when adding a new program that has corresponding localization packages. I.e. when installing thunderbird, the thunderbird-locale-XX package belonging to the users language should be installed (or at least suggested to the user).

Changed in thunderbird-locales (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Ciryon (ciryon) wrote :

I confirm this bug too.

pierre14 (pierre14-latour) wrote :

I confirm this bug too.

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