Does anyone still use system-config-language?

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Tue Jun 11 17:03:51 UTC 2013

On Tue, 2013-06-11 at 21:07 +0530, Parag N(पराग़) wrote:
> Hi Jiri,
> On Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 4:12 PM, Jiri Eischmann <eischmann at>
> wrote:
>         Hi,
>         I wonder if any spin is still using system-config-language.
>         GNOME has
>         its own graphical utility to install language support, but
>         AFAIK there
>         is no counterpart in other environments, right?
> system-config-language is a distro specific tool. It just installs
> required packages and set the root user language. I find this tool
> useful where you don't need to find particular fonts or input methods
> explicitly and install them. Good for novice users. GNOME language
> support is a different from system-config-language. 

Note that GNOME actually does/can apply language settings systemwide. As
of 3.8, which is in F19, if you have a single user who has admin
privileges, changes you make to "Language" and "Input Sources" in
"Region & Language" are transparently applied system-wide. If your user
does not have admin privileges, or you have other user accounts, the
panel includes a "Login Screen" button which, despite the somewhat
misleading name, is basically a 'systemwide settings' panel: if you
click on this, it will ask for any authentication needed, and then let
you set the system-wide settings for those two items.

I don't think it yet tries to install missing fonts / translation
packages, though.
Adam Williamson
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