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language-chooser: Language order shouldn't be alphabetical

Package: language-chooser
Severity: normal

(this is tagged as normal on purpose.....remember that the languagechooser menu
is the very first thing one ses when installing Debian..:-))

The language order seems to be random. Hungarian first, then
australian english, indian english, USA english, UK english,
French on the second page, I don't like this..�:-)
The order is in fact alphabetical based on the "Choose this" string
translation. So, if one currently wants to see his/her own language listed
first, just add "AAA" before....�:-)
I would suggest adopting a policy for the language order. Of course,
determining the "most important" languages is a very delicate thing as
everyone would like to have his own language listed on the first page.
Finding a realistic criterion would be Good, maybe. Either the most used
languages all over the world, or the languages for which Debian is most
translated (french would become first, maybe..�:-))), or something based on
developer number (german would then come first...)...or whatever else....

This should probably be discussed in a very general mailing list as this
impacts a very sensitive point....but expect no consensus reached.

I hesitated CC'ing -devel to this....I finally did just for getting as most
developers informed as possible.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux mykerinos 2.4.22 #2 Mon Sep 29 15:12:10 CEST 2003 i686
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (ignored: LC_ALL set to fr_FR.UTF-8)

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