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Bug#595783: debian-installer: en_DK locale missing

reassign 595783 localechooser
tags 595783 wontfix

Quoting era eriksson (era@iki.fi):
> Package: debian-installer
> Severity: normal
> I have customarily been using en_DK as my default locale because I want
> my system to speak English to me but units, dates etc to be sane for
> mainland Europe.  Now when I tried to install Debian Testing, I noticed
> that en_DK is not available as an option during installation.
> While I fully agree that en_DK is technically whimsical, it has been a
> good locale to have; none of the en_XX options available in the
> installer seem to offer the same features (A4 paper size,
> year-month-date date format, metric units, etc) which are useful for a
> large part of Europe in multinational organizations which use English as
> their main language.
> I installed using the netinst squeeze image from
> http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/ 
> -rw-r--r-- 1 era era 168742912 2010-02-18 00:19
> debian-testing-i386-netinst.iso
> Once the system was properly installed, the locales package (2.11.2-2)
> did include en_DK, but it was not available during installation.

en_DK was excluded back in 2004 from the installer, with part of
comments in #276067 giving a rationale for this to be done.

Having it back would bring the very weird behaviour we were having at
that time, with the short list of countries shown after choosing
English....having Denmark listed along with USA, UK, Australia, India
(all countries were English is an official language).. Many users were
finding this strange at that time and I guess that many would if we
reinstated this.

What you want to achieve can be achieved by choosing the appropriate
combination of LC_* settings instead of using fake locales. Choosing
Denmark as country while not being in Denmark to have these settings
done automatically is not the intended use of the country
choice. Moreover, it would lead you to always set the timezone to the
Western European one unconditionnally which would seem....weird in
case you have a machine in, say, Finland.

For these reasons, this wishlist bug report won't be fixed, I'm
afraid. Sorry for this.

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