Issue 54417 - After installing a language pack, bring up the Tools/Options dialog to change UI language
Summary: After installing a language pack, bring up the Tools/Options dialog to change...
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Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOO 2.0 Beta2
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Reported: 2005-09-09 21:34 UTC by davidfraser
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:34 UTC (History)
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Description davidfraser 2005-09-09 21:34:48 UTC
The first time OOo is started after a language pack is installed, bring up the
Tools/Options dialog before starting, to allow the user to select the new UI
language if desired (similar to the registration dialog).
Comment 1 pavel 2005-09-09 21:35:49 UTC
Comment 2 davidfraser 2005-09-09 21:39:58 UTC
Issue 33360 was a similar issue for OOo 1.x but that is now obsolete

Snips of IRC discussion:
[davidfraser] I haven't tested as I have been running English and then
installing language packs
[davidfraser] but it would be helpful if after installing a language pack it
gave you an option to switch to that language (or did it automatically)
[paveljanik] on GNU/Linux (at least) it takes your locale setting to distinguish
the language of UI if set to "Default".
[paveljanik] what should be chosen if you install rpm -Uvh *rpm in the directory
with cs and sk language packs?
[davidfraser] yes, it would be hard to guess! but maybe the first time you start
up OOo after installing a new language pack we could have a dialog to switch
language if desired
[paveljanik] it would be interesting to analyse the expected behaviour from
users point of view...
[Christof] dialog asking for language would be good
[paveljanik] after installing new language pack? Ie. opening Tools/..../ dialog
would be enough?
[davidfraser] me and dwayne's wives are sitting here testing - they definitely
found it confusing on Windows that after instaling a new language pack it was
still english, you had to find that dialog to change it...
[Christof] yes, after installing new langpack. I think, opening the dialog
should be enough, the language choice is somewhat hidden deep in preferences
[paveljanik] I think it could be in the same please the dialog asking for
registration is tested/shown.
Comment 3 Olaf Felka 2005-09-09 22:24:28 UTC
Comment 4 Olaf Felka 2005-09-12 08:19:08 UTC
I don't see that this is a good solution: Having installed OOo on a multiuser
environment. Adding a languagepack brings up the options dialog for each user?
Comment 5 davidfraser 2005-09-14 10:42:48 UTC
The main reason this is an issue is for smaller language groups where the
language is not supported by the OS or they are running the OS in a different

The current situation is quite tricky for the average user in a single-user
context. So we need a way to make it easier.

Maybe rather than the Tools dialog we could have a specially designed dialog
that comes up and says "A new UI language for is available. Would
you like to switch your language?" In addition, this could appear only if they
have not selected a language (it is set to default).

This may still not be ideal for multi-user installations though. But lets work
towards finding a good solution.
Comment 6 ace_dent 2008-05-16 01:42:06 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

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