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Re: cdebconf always falling back to English?

On Sun, Apr 06, 2003 at 10:07:20AM +0200, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> [Denis Barbier]
> > Hmmm, sending SIGUSR1 signal should allow this too.
> Well, it doesn't.

But it does work in languagechooser, doesn't it?  Changing language
takes effect immediately.

> > And you can append 'en' to LANGUAGE environment variable before
> > running cdebconf.
> I suspect this would override the selected choice every time cdebconf
> is restarted (after a crash, or when the frontend change).

I don't understand, appending 'en' to LANGUAGE is harmful.

> I believe the best long term goal is to rewrite cdebconf to handle
> language and frontend changes on the fly.  It should just switch
> language every time debconf/language is set, and switch frontend every
> time debconf/frontend is set.  But I suspect this will require major
> rewrite of cdebconf, and do not intend to wait for this to happen.
> As for only displaying ASCII until the language is selected, I think
> debian-installer should work in UTF-8 all the time.  Terminals unable
> to handle this will just have to live with the pain.  I discussed this
> with Martin earlier, and I believe we agreed on this.

Sure, this is why I wrote:
PR> Should english (en) always be a fallback langauge?
DB> In debian-installer, yes.  As a debconf replacement, no.


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