Bug#481424: No locales

Fabian Greffrath greffrath at leat.rub.de
Fri Sep 4 08:20:08 UTC 2009

Benjamin Drung schrieb:
> This patch will not be accepted by upstream and is not flexible enough.

Hm... why are you so sure?

I hope we agree that the language start-up dialog must die. I mean, it 
is redundant and absurd. I think my patch does what's expected: It 
starts the application first time in the default locale and still 
allows the user to explicitely select another language in the 
Preferences menu, which will still preserve until it's changed again.

> I like to see a patch which adds a "System" option to the language list.
> "System" will be the default and there will be no pop up for selecting
> the language on the first startup. If "System" is selected the language
> will be determined by calling GetSystemLanguageCode() on startup.
> "System" will be flexible. If you change the LANG variable, then
> audacity will use this specified language on the next startup.

I don't understand why you want to introduce just another option to 
the languages menu. The language is a per-user setting. How often do 
users (a) change application languages to something different than 
their locale and (b) change their locale?


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