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Bug#842630: localechooser: Should support separating language from localization

Package: localechooser
Version: 2.69
Severity: wishlist


I have been told several times that it was a bit sad that the Debian
installer basically imposess that the translations be the same as the
locale, i.e. notably not being able to have all messages in english
while using a non-english locale. Of course we don't want to add
questions for the user to specify exactly for each LC_* which locale to
be used, but the language part seems to be asked quite often, so it
could be worth implementing it.

We could make it work that way for France for instance, it would not
actually add any new question, just add possibilities to the existing

- user selects english language
- user selects "other" country
- user selects Europe then France
- in the proposed list of locales, also propose the locales for the
given country, not only for the given language.
- if such a country-locale is chosen, set LANGUAGE=en so that the
messages continue in english even if a non-english locale was selected.

What do people think about it?

-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable-debug'), (500, 'testing-debug'), (500, 'buildd-unstable'), (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable'), (500, 'oldstable'), (1, 'experimental-debug'), (1, 'buildd-experimental'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.8.0 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

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