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Re: language-chooser: Language order shouldn't be alphabetical

On Sat, Oct 11, 2003 at 03:18:46PM +0200, Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña wrote:
> From my point of view, languagechooser should base its ordering in a very 
> simple metric

Alphabetic on eighter the locale or the official language name for default debian.

If debian is rebranded and possible localized, it makes sence for them to
reorder those. In that case the package could support this. But it is no
requirement for the stock distribution.

> So, in the event of the debian-installer being available fully-translated 
> in the following languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese 
> and Japanese, the order would be: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, 
> German, French.

It is a good idea to list for the installer only the languages which are available. 
In that case they fix on one screen.

Personally I hate it if lists are not sorted in an easy to scan way.
Ordering items in a most-preffered way only works if it is a short list of
items, separated by the rest (which needs to be sorted alphabetically)

And this will not increase the combined "scan time" from all users, because
you can much easier go down a list of entries where you know you can skip
hundreds (by first letter) compared to a list which you have to go down and
match entry by entry.

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