Issue 87390 - OOo should use the $LANGUAGE fallback variable
Summary: OOo should use the $LANGUAGE fallback variable
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Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.2
Hardware: All Linux, all
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2008-03-24 22:25 UTC by ccheney
Modified: 2013-08-07 15:31 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description ccheney 2008-03-24 22:25:58 UTC
From the Ubuntu bug report:

Openoffice only reads the $LANG variable to set the language. In some scenarios
it's necessary to use multiple locales, falling in different locale if one is
not available.

The variable $LANGUAGE provides a list of ordered locales separated by ':', that
openoffice should try before fall back to 'C'.

For example, I speak galicia, spanish and english, so my LANGUAGE var is:
Comment 1 Mechtilde 2010-01-23 17:57:12 UTC
does the problem still exist?
Comment 2 jeroenhoek 2010-04-23 18:12:47 UTC

It still exists in as shipped with the current Ubuntu Lucid Lynx
beta. This is 3.2.0 (OOO320m12, build 9483)

Ubuntu's Language Support tool currently sets LANGUAGE for the interface
language (with fallbacks), and LANG is set to the user's locale (number
formatting, etc.).

For example, I have:

Comment 3 ccheney 2010-05-21 19:55:14 UTC