Bug#974699: [gnome] Regional settings not correctly set for Kabyle language (Fw: Re: Occitan and Kabyle installer)

Holger Wansing hwansing at mailbox.org
Fri Nov 13 22:27:16 GMT 2020

Package: gnome
X-Debbugs-CC: Selyan <selyan.kab at protonmail.com>
X-Debbugs-CC: debian-boot at lists.debian.org

Hi everybody,

we have added two new languages to the debian-installer recently (Kabyle and 
Now I have asked the translators to do some test installation for their language.
Below is the mail with the result for Kabyle from Selyan (in CC).

He has chosen to install the Gnome desktop.
Within Gnome the regional settings were then not set correctly (set to "dz+la",
while it should be "Berber (Algeria, Latin)" to make it working fine).
Therefore he had English QWERTY layout instead of the Berber Latin layout.
Please find his screenshots attached.

I have verified that with one more test installation and I can confirm his
Locale is set to "kab_DZ" which I think is fine.
And /etc/default/keyboard has 



which should also be OK.


Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2020 12:56:44 +0000
From: Selyan <selyan.kab at protonmail.com>
To: "hwansing at mailbox.org" <hwansing at mailbox.org>
Subject: Re: Occitan and Kabyle installer

Hello again,
during the installation of Debien in kabyle, I chose the Berber keyboard (algerie, latin) but after the installation I find displayed in the parameters that the keyboard displayed is : (dz+la) but it doesn't work, it's the QWERTY keyboard of the system that works (when I type using the (dz+la) keyboard I write in QWERTY.
but when I re-install the Berber keyboard ( Algeria, latin) from the keyboards list and add it, it works perfectly, please have a look at the attached screenshots


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‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Original Message ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
Le vendredi, novembre 13, 2020 1:39 PM, Selyan <selyan.kab at protonmail.com> a écrit :

> Hello,
> i have tested the image iso and installed,
> the installation works fine.
> see the screen captures attached.
> Selyan
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> ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Original Message ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
> Le jeudi, novembre 12, 2020 7:10 PM, Selyan <selyan.kab at protonmail.com> a écrit :
>> Thank you qo much, i am going to download the image and test it.
>> Thank you
>> Envoyé depuis ProtonMail mobile
>> -------- Message d'origine --------
>> Le 12 nov. 2020 à 18:26, Holger Wansing < hwansing at mailbox.org > a écrit :
>>> Hi Quentin and Slimane,
>>> the translated strings for Occitan and Kabyle have arrived in the installer
>>> in the meantime, so you can do some testing, if you like:
>>> Downloading an image from https://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/
>>> (from the "Current daily snapshots" section) and do some test installation with
>>> qemu for example might be a good idea.
>>> (@Slimane: you need to use the graphical installer, to have Berber Latin keyboard
>>> layout, as you will remember :-) )
>>> Note: not all of your latest translation changes are visible in the installer
>>> currently, but you should have translations for your language at the most
>>> places (that should be enough for such tests).
>>> Regards
>>> Holger
>>> --
>>> Holger Wansing <hwansing at mailbox.org>
>>> PGP-Fingerprint: 496A C6E8 1442 4B34 8508 3529 59F1 87CA 156E B076

Holger Wansing <hwansing at mailbox.org>
PGP-Fingerprint: 496A C6E8 1442 4B34 8508  3529 59F1 87CA 156E B076
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