Fwd: Ubuntu and language packs

Evan Murphy evanrmurphy at gmail.com
Wed Feb 4 20:48:19 UTC 2009

Response from Tom. I think he meant to send it to everybody (or at
least the one who asked the question--Surfaz).

Evan Murphy

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Tom Davies <tomdavies04 at yahoo.co.uk>
Date: 2009/2/4
Subject: Re: Ubuntu and language packs
To: Evan Murphy <evanrmurphy at gmail.com>

Hi, lol quite

There's quite a few instances where trying to uninstall a trivial
package results in the removal of something quite crucial at the same
time.  However, when installing the trivial package in the first place
it's important to make sure the relevant crucial dependencies are
there.  I didn't realise that the 2 things were linked!

With regards to the answer you got below ... I am surprised that en-gb
is considered the 'default' when american-english is also impossible
to get rid of.  American is the only language that is complete in any
release whereas en-bg or en(uk) always lacks many thousands of
strings!  Much as i hate to admit it - i think american should be the
default language.

I agree with you and thought i would add more points to help you
strengthen your argument.

Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

> That's an intriguing questions. It is of course not necessary to
> install a language you don't use. However, English is being used as
> the fall-back language in case something hasn't been fully translated.

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