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[openFATE 305882] Create Custom Locale in YaST
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  • Date: Tue, 9 Jun 2009 14:53:44 +0200 (CEST)
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Feature changed by: Andreas Jaeger (a_jaeger)
Feature #305882, revision 4
Title: Create Custom Locale in YaST

- openSUSE-11.2: New
+ openSUSE-11.2: Rejected by Andreas Jaeger (a_jaeger)
+ reject date: 2009-06-09 14:53:24
+ reject reason: See comment.
Requester: Desirable

Requested by: Stanislav Visnovsky (visnov)

In Gnome there is no easy way (GUI) to set date and time format
independent of desktop language. I agree with the use of the locale
framework in the Gnome desktop because locale should affect all apps,
not just desktop ones, and I hope that KDE follows suit. However,
regardless of what Gnome or KDE decides, a tool in YaST to create a
custom locale (for apps using locale) and to at the same time set KDE
desktop preferences or something similar would be benificial within
YaST. In Suse 10.1 Gnome desktop and SLED 10 Gnome desktop it is very
cumbersome to choose a default en_CA locale, US English keyboard, en_UK
desktop language (since UK English spelling is closer to Canadian
spelling), a Weekday Month Day, Year long format an ISO-8601 short date
format (i.e. YYYY-MM-DD), and a 24hr time format. On other operating
systems and in the KDE desktop it is easy to specify these regional
settings (although the KDE settings only apply to KDE apps as far as I
know). If there is already an easy way to set date format settings then
please help me find it.

- Create Custom Locale in YaST (novell/bugzilla/id: 188844)

#3: Guy Lunardi (glunardi) (2008-12-09 15:36:53)
Stano, I am cleaning up my bugs and finally got to this one.
I think this could be useful indeed. A way to setup system-wide locale
settings that would apply across the desktop environment and any other
This probably needs to be moved to Fate. Could we look into it for
openSUSE 11.2 and SP1?

+ #4: Andreas Jaeger (a_jaeger) (2009-06-09 14:53:16)
+ Yes, it could be beneficial - on the other hand creating custom locales
+ is something that needs special care when glibc is updated and is only
+ usefull in some exotic use cases. Let's reject this for openSUSE.

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