[Debconf-devel] Bug#628595: /usr/sbin/dpkg-reconfigure: Swedish translation shown instead of Norwegian.

Lene Noteng lene at noteng.dyndns.org
Mon May 30 19:10:38 UTC 2011

On Mon, May 30, 2011 at 06:16:30PM +0200, Christian PERRIER wrote:
> To what is your LANGUAGE variable set?
> If it has something like
> "nb_NO.UTF-8;nb_NO:nb:no_NO:no:nn_NO:nn:da:sv:en", this is indeed
> expected when something is not translated to Norwegian (neither Bokmål
> nor Nynorsk) but has a Swedish translation.
Ok, you're correct about the LANGUAGE variable, but looking at the debconf 
source package and debconf-i18n binary packages, both Norwegian Nynorsk 
and Norwegian Bokmål should be supported..

> Norwegian is indeed one of the very few languages for which
> alternative languages are still set by Debian Installer (namely Danish
> and Swedish as you can see above). IIRC, we kept this on suggestion
> from the Norwegian translators.
I agree that this is a good idea, but in this case it looks like the application
is translated to Norwegian.


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