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Bug#854291: debian-installer: Installer does not map English / Denmark to en_DK.xxx locale.

reassign 854291 localechooser
tags 854291 wontfix

Quoting Thomas Rosted Jensen (thomas@rosted.net):
> Package: debian-installer
> Version: 20170127_amd64
> I have installed Debian test image from 1. Feb 2017:
> http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/stretch_di_rc2/amd64/iso-cd/debian-stretch-DI-rc2-amd64-netinst.iso
> During installation i select English for Language, and Denmark for the
> locale.
> However the install fails to map English language / Denmark locale to the
> "en_DK.UTP-8" locale definition.
> The expert install allows me to select "en_DK.UTP-8" definition manually, so
> that installed system works fine.
> Attached files.
> - /etc/default/locale
> - /etc/locale.gen
> - /var/log/installer/syslog
> Screenshots with descriptions in file "Debian9_select_en_DK_locale.pdf"
> /Thomas

This is frequently reported.....and, as usual, plain wrong. en_DK is a
longstanding locale in glibc that is indeed a tweak and that shouldn't

By design, locales are meant to represent real use cases, which is why
they're nearly always limited to language/country combinations that
indeed *really* exist.

English has no specific status in Denmark (except by being spoken by
many people....but that's also the case in most countries) and the
fact that a en_DK locale existts is only historical.

For that reason, d-i does not directly support tthe en_DK locale and
does it only exactly as you did, through the expert install. Whichis
logical as nobody would choose such combination in normal installs

This is commonly argued by a few people, from time to time.....and
none of them managed to convince the D-I team to do something

So, well, reassigning and tagging accordingly....

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