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Bug#253235: kcontrol: kcmlocale should take LC_MEASUREMENT and LC_PAPER values from system default

Package: kcontrol
Version: 4:3.2.2-1
Severity: normal

My default system locale is en_US.  In the kcmlocale module of
kcontrol, when I press the "defaults" button, most of the settings
take on the values that are defined in /usr/share/i18n/locales/en_US,
but the paper size and measurement system remain at "a4" and "metric",
despite the fact that /usr/share/i18n/locales/en_US defines LC_PAPER
and LC_MEASUREMENT to "letter" and "imperial" (actually I only assume
the value of LC_MEASUREMENT set there means "imperial" -- I cannot
locate any documentation for what the value really means).

Also (and this may be a documentation problem with a wider scope) I
could not find any documentation on what is the significance of
setting a value in kcmlocale -- does it override system locale
definitions for all programs, or just KDE-aware programs, or what?
E.g., with default KDE settings where my paper size is reported to be
a4, but system locale has US letter, which applications are going to
use the one value and which the other?

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.5-beth.4
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US

Versions of packages kcontrol depends on:
ii  kdebase-data              4:3.2.2-1      KDE Base (shared data)
ii  kdelibs4                  4:3.2.2-2      KDE core libraries
ii  libart-2.0-2              2.3.16-5       Library of functions for 2D graphi
ii  libasound2                1.0.4-1        Advanced Linux Sound Architecture 
ii  libaudio2                 1.6c-4         The Network Audio System (NAS). (s
ii  libc6                     2.3.2.ds1-12   GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libfam0c102               2.7.0-5        client library to control the FAM 
ii  libfontconfig1            2.2.2-2        generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6              2.1.7-2        FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libgcc1                   1:3.3.3-9      GCC support library
ii  libice6                   4.3.0.dfsg.1-1 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libjpeg62                 6b-9           The Independent JPEG Group's JPEG 
ii  libpcre3                  4.5-1.1        Perl 5 Compatible Regular Expressi
ii  libpng12-0            PNG library - runtime
ii  libqt3c102-mt             3:3.2.3-2      Qt GUI Library (Threaded runtime v
ii  libraw1394-5              0.10.1-1       library for direct access to IEEE 
ii  libsm6                    4.3.0.dfsg.1-1 X Window System Session Management
ii  libssl0.9.7               0.9.7d-3       SSL shared libraries
ii  libstdc++5                1:3.3.3-9      The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libx11-6                  4.3.0.dfsg.1-1 X Window System protocol client li
ii  libxcursor1               1.1.3-1        X cursor management library
ii  libxext6                  4.3.0.dfsg.1-1 X Window System miscellaneous exte
ii  libxft2                   2.1.2-6        FreeType-based font drawing librar
ii  libxmu6                   4.3.0.dfsg.1-1 X Window System miscellaneous util
ii  libxrandr2                4.3.0.dfsg.1-1 X Window System Resize, Rotate and
ii  libxrender1               0.8.3-7        X Rendering Extension client libra
ii  libxt6                    4.3.0.dfsg.1-1 X Toolkit Intrinsics
ii  libxtst6                  4.3.0.dfsg.1-1 X Window System event recording an
ii  xlibmesa-gl [libgl1]      4.3.0.dfsg.1-1 Mesa 3D graphics library [XFree86]
ii  xlibs                     4.3.0.dfsg.1-1 X Window System client libraries m
ii  zlib1g                    1:    compression library - runtime

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