Replacing Firefox with Google Chrome

Vincent mailinglists at
Thu Jan 14 15:38:24 UTC 2010

On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 4:21 PM, Jim Campbell <jwcampbell at> wrote:

> Hi Marcos,
> On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 2:18 AM, Marcos <marcoscostales at> wrote:
>> Hi!
>> I vote for Chromium, not Chrome.
>> But Chromium and Chrome has a important problem: I can't localize to
>> my language.
>> Only the languages that they choose, can enter in Chromium/Chrome.
>> You can read more here:
>> Marked as "Won't fix" :( I think is contrary to the free software.
>> Chromium/Chrome isn't integrated with the system, with "special"
>> menus, they not use the Guide of Usability :(
>> Best regards.
> I could deal with the UI issues, but the i10n and i18n issues do not make
> me happy.  One of the key strengths of free and open source projects is the
> ability to translate the software into a person's native language.  For the
> Chromium team to mark that bug as "won't fix," doesn't seem right.
> If they wanted to mark it as "wishlist," I could understand.  I mean, if it
> takes a lot of effort to set up a translation infrastructure . . . maybe
> they don't have the time to get to that right now.
> If the software can't be localized, then I wouldn't see much point in
> including it in Xubuntu.  If someone knows of a way around this on the
> Ubuntu side that I'm not aware of, please feel free to mention it.
> Otherwise, I would be willing to forgo any further discussion of using
> Chromium in Xubuntu for now.
> Jim

The software can be localized, I think, just not by contributors other than
Google. You can even internationalize extensions now:

Of course not being able to contribute translations is not good, but judging
by the comment I'm guessing it has been marked as Won't Fix erroneously:

haven't *yet* reached the stage of setting up all the infrastructure
and other things
> necessary.
(Emphasis mine)


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