[Fedora-i18n-bugs] [Bug 246325] need LANGUAGE settings for translation fallbacks

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Jens Petersen <petersen at redhat.com> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
           Keywords|                            |FutureFeature, MoveUpstream
            Version|12                          |rawhide

--- Comment #11 from Jens Petersen <petersen at redhat.com> 2010-01-24 20:27:00 EST ---
(In reply to comment #10)
> The LANGUAGE variable can be set in ~/.profile and it would override the LANG
> variable gdm sets


> However I can imagine a user friendly interface for this. During the session
> startup GDM reads from ~/.dmrc clauses like:
> LanguageFallback[zu] = xh:af:en_ZA:en
> LanguageFallback[ua] = ru

We need a table of defaults but not in "~/.dmrc".
Of course if users what to override those in "~/.i18n"
or "~/.dmrc" that is fine.

> And if the current Language preference matches any fallback clause the
> corresponding LANGUAGE variable is set up. Though this certainly should be
> configured with some gnome utility, not through the GDM welcome screen.
> Reasonable defaults (as /etc/skel/.dmrc) are welcome.

I think a config tool is a separate issue: the first thing
is to setup LANGUAGE currently for the different locales
and that could be done by a table in gdm for now anyway
and would be a valuable i18n UX improvement.

> I think this should be considered as a feature request to upstream.


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