Call for localization testing
aurelien.gateau at canonical.com
Fri Apr 3 09:10:56 BST 2009
Harald Sitter wrote:
> Today I pushed a fix for  to bzr and uploaded a test package to kubuntu-
> experimental (for jaunty that is).
> Everyone (that includes those that use english or anything else :P) please
> give it a try. Since the patch fiddles with kdeglobals, we really do not want
> to have a bug in there.
> It takes the LANG environment variable (or extracts them from appropriate
> files if not set), then runs a regexp on it to determine the country of your
> de_AT => at
> en_CA => ca
> It will then write those values to kdeglobals in order to get settings fitting
> your country (currency, day format, time format, ...).
> In addition to that it should handle the following cases properly:
> no LANG is set, or the regexp check is returning an empty string (which would
> for example be the case with LANG=C).
> Should I have missed a case where the change applies invalid data, or if the
> country value doesn't get set at all (you can check that through the regional
> KCM in systemsettings) please report.
>  https://bugs.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/kdebase-
Haven't tested it yet, but I have a few suggestions for the shell script.
$locale contains the full file, so it might contain multiple lines,
which will probably break the "if". It would be better IMHO to do
something like this:
if [ -e /etc/default/locale ]; then
elif [ -e /etc/environment ]; then
if [ $locale ]; then
country=`sed -e 's/^LANG="\([A-Za-z]*\)_\([A-Za-z]*\)\..*"$/\2/'
$locale |tr 'A-Z' 'a-z'`
The sed regex can be simplified a bit: you do not need the first group
since you do not use it in the replace part:
sed -e 's/^LANG="[A-Za-z]*_\([A-Za-z]*\)\..*"$/\1/'
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