Bug#266075: some localization issues
clone 266075 -1 -2
reassign -1 localization-config
retitle -1 Should set LANG in /etc/default/gdm
reassign -2 languagechooser
retitle -2 Should set console font for all virtual consoles
reassign 266075 languagechooser
retitle 266075 Should trigger installation of localization-config when installing in a language different from English
> 1) when the installation is finished, gdm start localized (in french for
> me) because the installer is setting LANG and gdm uses it when it
> starts, however after a reboot messages are in English : LANG isn't set
> at boot time and /etc/default/gdm isn't filled : it has a line
> where I think it should be
> LANG=<LANG you chose at installation time>
IIRC, this is a know gdm issue. There has been some debate about
having it use the system locale.
This could me solved by using the localization-config package recently
uploaded by Konstantinos, I guess. Kostas, what do you think of it?
> 2) Console font is set to ISO-8859-15 only for the first terminal.
> Why not also set it for others vc ?
> Config file /etc/console-tools/config is containing
> APP_CHARSET_MAP=<some charset>
> Why not add (for 1<n<=6)
> APP_CHARSET_MAP_vc<n>=<same charset>
Good suggestion. Should be easy to add to languagechooser's prebaseconfig
> 3) KDE starts in English : kde-i18n-fr isn't on the first CD
> I didn't try with a two or more CD set because I am finishing the
> installation using a network connection with another computer with a
> DVD-reader (so using DVD Debian images).
> This may be a non-issue with more CDs or a DVD, but I note that GNOME
> however is in French. (gnome-libs-data is on the first CD).
hmm,not sure about that one.
localization-config allows KDE to be localized by default, so this is
an argument for adding this package. This was already suggested and I
take this opportunity.
> 4) When GNOME starts, it is displaying an error about xscreensaver
> missing. As xscreensaver is on the first CD, why not install it ?
> (OK, this is not a localization issue, but "some issues" would have been
> a little too vague as a subject... :-) )
And this is not an installer issue also. You should report this
against the relevant package, but indeed the place of packages is
determined by popularity-contest stats, so....
> 5) The X server is using the keyboard in qwerty mode as others reported,
> requiring to do a dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86 or to edit manually
> /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 ...
> Actually, it seems that the XF86Config-4 is a default one, as the
> resolution wasn't optimal either, but I forgot to check that...
Very well known and tricky problem...which should be solved by
localization-config being added to the default installs.
Many thanks for your report....it raises issues which may be difficult
to solve before sarge but, well, they will be dealt with some day.