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Hi Michael,
On 17/01/2013 13:34, Michael Bauer wrote:
That's a really bold assumption. I'm not stupid when it comes to
computers but I've honestly given up trying to get Ubuntu to give me
stuff in the language I want. I either have to switch the OS locale and
UI to that language, which switches a lot of stuff, not all of which I
might want in another language. Ubuntu may be great on lots of things
but it *singularly* fails when it comes to giving the user control of
the UI language of individual applications.

Added to that, it steers you to the Software Centre for most things and
while that's a neat place, it still has the problem that it gives you
zero control over the UI language. I tried a couple of time to take off
the version of LO the SC suggest to put on a different one, mostly for
testing, and after having spent half a fruitless day on each occassion,
I threw in the towel and waited for an Ubuntu update to fix whatever I
might have broken.

So to be honest "the work around is not difficult" most likely IS a very
big problem for most people who just search-and-click and don't have the
faintest idea of how to work around. When determining how hard or easy
anything is, we should never fall into the trap of asking "is it easy
for me"... the question to ask is "would it be easy for my mother"
(assuming she's over 50) - if the answer is yes, then it probably IS
easy. If no, it isn't.

Well, I'm only trying to find a solution that could be best for our
Ubuntu users and our l10n team (and by the way, I'm over 50 ;-). I'm not
a Ubuntu user, only a debian one, so I really don't know how it works
hence why I ask somebody else to test it.
So, I'm going to ask some Ubuntu newbies on the FR list and will bring
you the feedback. Believe me, I don't want to reduce the issue or make
it appears less important than it is.
Kind regards

Sophie Gautier <>
Membership & Certification Committee Member - Co-founder
The Document Foundation

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