Default languages strategy for Ubuntu desktop CD

Didier Roche didrocks at
Mon Dec 7 06:31:36 UTC 2015

Le 05/12/2015 18:48, Dmitry Shachnev a écrit :
> Hi all,

> 2015-12-01 11:06 GMT+03:00 Didier Roche <didrocks at>:
>> 1. Install full language support for those shipped on xenial image. It means
>> that opening "language selector" won't request any additional package to
>> install[1]. If you are proceeding an online installation, additional
>> packages won't be downloaded to complete your language installation. If you
>> have done an offline one, you won't have the infamous after first boot
>> "Language support is not complete" dialog. Note that for now, we have no
>> complete language support on the live! For instance, in English, we have the
>> following missing packages that language-support will require to install (or
>> that ubiquity will download it for you if you are connected to the
>> Internet):
>> hyphen-en-us, mythes-en-us, mythes-en-au, hunspell-en-ca, myspell-en-au,
>> myspell-en-gb, myspell-en-za, libreoffice-help-en-gb,
>> libreoffice-l10n-en-za, firefox-locale-en, thunderbird-locale-en,
>> thunderbird-locale-en-gb, thunderbird-locale-en-us.
>> 2. Based on popcon, number of native speaker and total number of speaker per
>> language, it seems that the following language selection makes sense for our
>> user base (more info on the language selection on
>> en, es, zh (simplified), pt, de, fr, it, ru
> In general I like this idea (especially when Russian is in the list of
> languages :)).
my pleasure :p
> Do we really need to include Chinese (simplified), provided that we
> have a separate spin (Ubuntu Kylin) for Chinese users anyway? Or are
> there use cases when one would prefer normal Ubuntu over Ubuntu Kylin?

I had the same remark at first and didn't include it in this
"refactoring". However:
- it was already partially on the iso
- seems like there is a demand for using traditional Ubuntu rather than
the specific Kylin respin

So it seems it's not that much of a change (apart from adding missing
remaining packages for that language) and still worth it.

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