Bug#842630: localechooser: Should support separating language from localization
Samuel Thibault, on Sun 30 Oct 2016 22:45:59 +0100, wrote:
> 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.
This is also notably a problem when installing e.g. from a serial
console, where the language choice is limited to English. It might be
fine enough to have d-i untranslated, but that shouldn't impose using an
english locale for the whole system.