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In a modern world, I think it might even be the time to do away with the locale-language connection. Even the locale data regulation span might be reduced somewhat.

More, with the major culture-data-employing entities (CLDR, Google, what-have-you) all having their outlooks competitively grown by crowdsource, it's becoming progressively more inconvenient to rely on the traditional locale-based ways to do things.

E.g., personally, I'm not thrilled when google constantly tries to force some off-beat -- what's worse, unmodifiable -- version of Belarusian on me if I'm accessing it from geographical location in Belarus.

Topic-wise, it's not always convenient to have locale dictating some of the choices in OOO components -- what is to be gained these days from the locale's default currency (eh?) field or from locale's language field? Or one might want to prepare a paper for a journal founded on quite a different conventions for what a thousand separator is.

To conclude, it's seems reasonable to expect of a person installing to know one language of choice and so to offer the choice of installation process language. It seems reasonable to expect the language of UI and help also to be a subject of preference. And that's that, really. No second-guessing anything else, please?

On 03/12/2013 01:18 AM, Michael Bauer wrote:
This reminds me a bit of Android actually. I use
an app called custom locale to get around the
frustrating force-locale issue in order to force
various apps to show up in Gaelic but that
aside, it has a bizarre impact on the weather
app. It cause the app to fluctuare between
English and Gaelic city/town names. Some days I
get "Glasgow", some days I get "Glaschu" - even
though AFAIK the app hasn't been localized (just
the standard weather app that comes with my

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