Ubuntu

Unwanted Chinese locale since 12.04

Reported by Gershon09 on 2012-05-03
74
This bug affects 16 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

After upgrading from 11.10 to 12.04, I get some applications (eg gnome-tweak-tool) in Chinese (while my system should be 100% French).
i have never installed Chinese packages.

It appears that i have now LANGUAGE=fr_FR:zh_CN .

here are some details :

nico@nico-laptop:~$ localedef --list-archive
en_US.utf8
fr_BE.utf8
fr_CA.utf8
fr_CH.utf8
fr_FR.utf8
fr_LU.utf8
nico@nico-laptop:~$ locale
LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8
LANGUAGE=fr_FR:zh_CN
LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8
LC_NUMERIC="fr_FR.UTF-8"
LC_TIME="fr_FR.UTF-8"
LC_COLLATE=fr_FR.UTF-8
LC_MONETARY="fr_FR.UTF-8"
LC_MESSAGES=fr_FR.UTF-8
LC_PAPER="fr_FR.UTF-8"
LC_NAME="fr_FR.UTF-8"
LC_ADDRESS="fr_FR.UTF-8"
LC_TELEPHONE="fr_FR.UTF-8"
LC_MEASUREMENT="fr_FR.UTF-8"
LC_IDENTIFICATION="fr_FR.UTF-8"
LC_ALL=

there is some chinese there...
i tried to suppress it via :

sudo gedit /etc/environment which gives :

PATH="/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games"
LANGUAGE="fr_FR:fr:en_GB:en"
LC_MESSAGES=""
LC_CTYPE=""
LC_COLLATE=""
LANG="fr_FR.UTF-8"
LC_NUMERIC="fr_FR.UTF-8"
LC_TIME="fr_FR.UTF-8"
LC_MONETARY="fr_FR.UTF-8"
LC_PAPER="fr_FR.UTF-8"
LC_IDENTIFICATION="fr_FR.UTF-8"
LC_NAME="fr_FR.UTF-8"
LC_ADDRESS="fr_FR.UTF-8"
LC_TELEPHONE="fr_FR.UTF-8"
LC_MEASUREMENT="fr_FR.UTF-8"

but there's no chinese here...
also, in bleatchbit , no chinese stuff appears...

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: update-manager 1:0.156.14.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-24.37-generic 3.2.14
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-24-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu7
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu May 3 15:06:39 2012
GsettingsChanges:
 com.ubuntu.update-manager first-run false
 com.ubuntu.update-manager launch-time 1336044522
 com.ubuntu.update-manager show-details true
 com.ubuntu.update-manager window-height 640
 com.ubuntu.update-manager window-width 831
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release amd64 (20110427.1)
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: update-manager
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-04-28 (4 days ago)

Gershon09 (gemini-sphinx0) wrote :
YannUbuntu (yannubuntu) on 2012-05-03
description: updated
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Vendetta (psyko1100) wrote :

I had the same problem but my case is :
1. fresh installation of ubuntu 12.04.
2. after removing english language and keeping only french
=> Chinese language appears.
3. after installing arabic language chinese still there but no arabic
/*****************/
/* (screenshot 1) */
/*****************/

locale:
LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8
LANGUAGE=
LC_CTYPE="fr_FR.UTF-8"
LC_NUMERIC="fr_FR.UTF-8"
LC_TIME="fr_FR.UTF-8"
LC_COLLATE="fr_FR.UTF-8"
LC_MONETARY="fr_FR.UTF-8"
LC_MESSAGES="fr_FR.UTF-8"
LC_PAPER="fr_FR.UTF-8"
LC_NAME="fr_FR.UTF-8"
LC_ADDRESS="fr_FR.UTF-8"
LC_TELEPHONE="fr_FR.UTF-8"
LC_MEASUREMENT="fr_FR.UTF-8"
LC_IDENTIFICATION="fr_FR.UTF-8"
LC_ALL=

locale -a
C
C.UTF-8
fr_BE.utf8
fr_CA.utf8
fr_CH.utf8
fr_FR.utf8
fr_LU.utf8
POSIX
zh_CN.utf8
zh_SG.utf8

localedef --list-archive
fr_BE.utf8
fr_CA.utf8
fr_CH.utf8
fr_FR.utf8
fr_LU.utf8
zh_CN.utf8
zh_SG.utf8

Gershon09 (gemini-sphinx0) wrote :

Do you have troubles installing a wall paper software?
none of them works for me...
see : http://forum.ubuntu-fr.org/viewtopic.php?id=911781

Martin Beyer (maddin-2005) wrote :

First time i had the bug was after booting in init 1 from grub and then booting in init 2.
But now the system just hung up while shutdown an after rebooting i had chinese locales. Because all post her locales I will do this for trouble-shooting, too:

locale
LANG=de_DE.UTF-8
LANGUAGE=de_DE:zh_CN:en
LC_CTYPE="de_DE.UTF-8"
LC_NUMERIC=de_DE.UTF-8
LC_TIME=de_DE.UTF-8
LC_COLLATE="de_DE.UTF-8"
LC_MONETARY=de_DE.UTF-8
LC_MESSAGES="de_DE.UTF-8"
LC_PAPER=de_DE.UTF-8
LC_NAME=de_DE.UTF-8
LC_ADDRESS=de_DE.UTF-8
LC_TELEPHONE=de_DE.UTF-8
LC_MEASUREMENT=de_DE.UTF-8
LC_IDENTIFICATION=de_DE.UTF-8
LC_ALL=

localedef --list-archive
de_AT.utf8
de_BE.utf8
de_CH.utf8
de_DE.utf8
de_LI.utf8
de_LU.utf8
en_AG
en_AG.utf8
en_AU.utf8
en_BW.utf8
en_CA.utf8
en_DK.utf8
en_GB.utf8
en_HK.utf8
en_IE.utf8
en_IN
en_IN.utf8
en_NG
en_NG.utf8
en_NZ.utf8
en_PH.utf8
en_SG.utf8
en_US.utf8
en_ZA.utf8
en_ZM
en_ZM.utf8
en_ZW.utf8
zh_CN.utf8
zh_SG.utf8

Marcos Diaz (marcos-diaz) wrote :

By the way, even if your desktop is runnning in the correct language, some terminal apps like Mercurial are printing chinese text.

分布式软件配置管理工具 - 水银
基本命令:
[...]
使用 "hg help" 获得全部命令的列表,或 "hg -v" 获得详细信息

Marcin Bartnicki (mbartnic) wrote :

mbartnic@mbartnic-MS-7345:~$ cat /etc/default/locale
LANG="en_US.UTF-8"
mbartnic@mbartnic-MS-7345:~$ localedef --list-archive
en_AG
en_AG.utf8
en_AU.utf8
en_BW.utf8
en_CA.utf8
en_DK.utf8
en_GB.utf8
en_HK.utf8
en_IE.utf8
en_IN
en_IN.utf8
en_NG
en_NG.utf8
en_NZ.utf8
en_PH.utf8
en_SG.utf8
en_US.utf8
en_ZA.utf8
en_ZM
en_ZM.utf8
en_ZW.utf8
zh_CN.utf8
zh_SG.utf8
mbartnic@mbartnic-MS-7345:~$ locale
LANG=zh_CN.UTF-8
LANGUAGE=zh_CN:en
LC_CTYPE="zh_CN.UTF-8"
LC_NUMERIC=en_US.UTF-8
LC_TIME=en_US.UTF-8
LC_COLLATE="zh_CN.UTF-8"
LC_MONETARY=en_US.UTF-8
LC_MESSAGES="zh_CN.UTF-8"
LC_PAPER=en_US.UTF-8
LC_NAME=en_US.UTF-8
LC_ADDRESS=en_US.UTF-8
LC_TELEPHONE=en_US.UTF-8
LC_MEASUREMENT=en_US.UTF-8
LC_IDENTIFICATION=en_US.UTF-8
LC_ALL=

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