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[Bug 216102] Yast Language setting assumes the language you select is the location where you like and Keyboard you use - wrong
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  • Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2006 02:29:15 -0700 (MST)
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https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=216102





------- Comment #17 from alpha096@xxxxxxxxxx 2006-11-22 02:29 MST -------
There is an exception for everyone who does not uses an English Dictionary Who
does not live in the US nor the U.K and dont use US Date Time formats. That
sort of covers a great deal of people in the world.

I use a US Keyboard for the character set.
I live in a non US English country as there is no Australian English Dictionary
available ( Open Office has one available)
I don't live in the USA so I don't use their Date Time format.

There are so many English Dictionary's available now and in time there will be
an AU one and I will be able to select location Australia and Dictionary
Australia English and automated processes will work just fine.

Every NON UK Location, where you use English but don't live in the USA (and
that is a lot of people) faced this automated delima with software 10 years ago
where there was not an local English Dictionary available so we use a UK,
however we don't live there but be use the keyboard characters of a US
Keyboard, but don't want use their Date format.

Automation WILL work (currently) correctly for you under only these 2
conditions.

1. You live in the USA.
2. You live in the UK.

Only the USA uses their date format no one else who lives in an English
speaking country uses their format.

Most professionals are who have been around a long time are all very use to
this problem, where software is early in development and after years of
installing Networks and associated application we are use to thinking about the
implications of our installation decisions in the absence of the distinctly
correct option being available.

P.S Just one other thing - The term UTC. This new term which has surfaced in
the last 3 years represents GMT is only really understood and used in the USA.

No matter how old some one is throught the world, if they are involved in Data
they will understand what GMT means. - Its the physical place where time is
measured from and it seems parochial to not to keep using it.

I just think we should be building software for the World not North America.


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