[Mageia-dev] Impossible to change the locale to Greek language (el)

Dimitrios Glentadakis dglent at gmail.com
Mon Apr 9 13:09:54 CEST 2012

Στις 09/04/2012 11:35:52 You-Cheng Hsieh γράψατε:
> 2012/4/9 You-Cheng Hsieh <yochenhsieh at gmail.com>:
> > 2012/4/9 Dimitrios Glentadakis <dglent at gmail.com>:
> >> I installed cauldron in virtualbox in English locale.
> >> I try to switch to Greek (el) but even after reboot the enviroment is always in English
> >>
> >> What i did:
> >> I installed the locales-el package and after choosing the Greek localisation in MCC i have the follow folders:
> >>
> >> /usr/share/locale
> >> el_CY/
> >> el_CY.UTF-8/
> >> el_GR/
> >> el_GR.UTF-8/
> >>
> >> these folders dont contain any translation file.
> >>
> >> I remember in an older installation that in order to have mcc and terminal messages in Greek i had to choose the localization during the first installation, if not it remained in English. But it was a long time ago and i dont have in my mind more details..
> >>
> >> It is an issue that worth to open a bug report ?
> >
> > Please correct me if I'm wrong about it, as I cannot confirm it right now.
> >
> > When you install Mageia/Mandriva, all other locale translations,
> > except the locales you specified during installation, will be removed.
> I was wrong, No locales are "removed" during the installation, they
> are just never installed.
> https://qa.mandriva.com/show_bug.cgi?id=49612
> > So if I install Mageia with Chinese locale, my system won't have
> > translations from other languages except Chinese.
> >
> > Now if you want to add a new language after install, e.g. Greek,
> > installing locales-el is not enough. You need the translations, but
> > only some of them are available as stand-alone packages, e.g.
> > kde-l10n-el, firefox-el, libreoffice-langpack-el. For other softwares,
> > the translations will be installed when the packages updates are
> > available, or you have to re-install the packages which contains *.mo
> > files.
> >
> > I remember there was a discussion in Mandriva i18n list about how to
> > improve language selection/localedrake behavior, e.g. download
> > localepacks which includes translations/mo files.
> It can be found here - Add an option to install missing locales for
> installed rpms:
> https://qa.mandriva.com/show_bug.cgi?id=31639

Thanks, i understand better. I was nt sure because first i tried to switch to French and it worked. Of course the fr/ folder somehow existed with the translations. 
The pull of translations with locales-xx would be a comfort way to switch the environment language.

Dimitrios Glentadakis

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