Re: i18n requires setlocale
> AFAIK, if you are using gettext, setting
> should do the trick since gettext implements fallbacks.
No, you are thinking about the LANGUAGE variable. The LANG variable
can only contain one locale, while the LANGUAGE variable can be a
colon-separated list of language/locale codes.
> AFAIK, it's not implemented yet in debconf.
It is not too hard to implement. I once did part of it for
boot-floppies. But I believe it is better to rewrite debconf and
cdebconf to use gettext, and perhaps make a small version of gettext
to include on boot floppies.