Bug#320124: localechooser: creating multiple encoding during installation
(I talked with some Japanese Debian developers and had the consensus we
should migrate all of our default locale to UTF-8 from EUC-JP.
ja_JP.UTF-8 is well tested by FedoraCore users and some Debian users,
so we believe this migration is not so problematic.)
One request from Japanese users is that we can have not only ja_JP.UTF-8, but
ja_JP.EUC-JP also after installation.
This is mainly for backward compatibility (shell via network,
legacy filesystem, and so on).
We know we can create EUC-JP locale by running dpkg-reconfigure, but
it's inconvenience for novice users.
On IRC, Christian suggested some idea:
15:23 <bubulle> kmuto: The simplest way now is adding some code to "preseed" the supported locales list before the db_input medium $supportedlocales question
15:24 >kmuto< bubulle: I see
15:24 <bubulle> a more complicated way would be to enhance the use of languagelist 4th field to support multiple occurrences of locales and use them to preseed the supportedlocales question
15:24 <bubulle> which would need some changes in localechooser code
15:25 <bubulle> I suggest reporting this as a wishlist bug
15:25 <bubulle> but patches are welcome, though localechooser Big Rewirte is to happen at some moment (fjp?)