[Bug 776301] [NEW] Please remove ca-valencia.xpi from the Catalan language pack

Launchpad Bug Tracker 776301 at bugs.launchpad.net
Tue May 3 11:11:11 UTC 2011

You have been subscribed to a public bug by David Planella (dpm):

Binary package hint: language-pack-ca-base

User impact:

A while ago we added the Catalan Valencian variant (ca-valencia.xpi)
Firefox xpi to the main Catalan language pack. The idea was that users
wishing to use it wouldn't have to manually install it, and it made
sense to ship the ca-valencia.xpi translations along with ca.xpi,
following the current practice of shipping the ca at valencia PO
translations along with the ca ones.

However, it seems that due to a problem with how Firefox handles locales
makes some systems with the main ca_ES at UTF-8 locale display the ca-
valencia translations.

This effectively means that in a fully localized Catalan system Firefox
appears in the Catalan (Valencian) variant.

While this is not a critical bug in technical terms, it is a sensitive
subject for speakers of both variants, hence in order to avoid
conflicts, I'm filing this SRU.

How has the bug been addressed in the development release:

Firefox's ca-valencia.xpi translations have not yet been imported in the
development release, and since we'll probably have to import new
translations for all languages during the release cycle, we can just
drop the existing ca-valencia.xpi file from langpack-o-matic/po2xpi for


1. Log into a session with the ca_ES at UTF-8 locale
2. Observe all applications using 'ca' translations
3. Start Firefox
4. Observe Firefox using 'ca-valencia' translations instead of 'ca' (an easy to spot difference is on the top level "Adreces d'interès" menu, where for 'ca-valencia' is "Adreces d'interés")

Possible regressions:

By removing the ca-valencia language pack from Firefox, users that had
explicitly chosen to use it will fall back to the main Catalan variant,
which they can perfectly read and can still install the ca-valencia.xpi
add-on from addons.mozilla.org as they did before this change.

To sum up, this is is a request to simply remove ca-valencia.xpi from
the the Catalan language pack (language-pack-ca-base) until we figure
out why Firefox cannot cope with both locales.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: language-pack-ca-base 1:11.04+20110421
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue May  3 12:36:04 2011
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Alpha amd64 (20110319)
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: language-pack-ca-base
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

** Affects: language-pack-ca-base (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: amd64 apport-bug natty running-unity unity-2d
Please remove ca-valencia.xpi from the Catalan language pack
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