LanguagePacks

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 * A user selects Spanish as their language for installation, and wants Spanish messages for the base system and GNOME and Spanish language support to be installed by default.
 * A Kubuntu user selects French as their language for installation, and wants French messages for the base system and KDE and French language support to be installed by default.
 * A user with a slow metered network connection cannot afford to download 40MB of language support packages, so wishes to skip that step.

Summary

Language Pack handling in the Ubuntu Express installer.

Rationale

Our current installer installs language packs and language support packages, usually from the network. Ubuntu Express needs to do the same, since not all language packs will already be unpacked into the live filesystem.

In our current installer, if the install CD does not contain all required language support packages, the user is asked whether to download language support from the network. This can help to avoid flooding poor network connections.

Use cases

  • A user selects Spanish as their language for installation, and wants Spanish messages for the base system and GNOME and Spanish language support to be installed by default.
  • A Kubuntu user selects French as their language for installation, and wants French messages for the base system and KDE and French language support to be installed by default.
  • A user with a slow metered network connection cannot afford to download 40MB of language support packages, so wishes to skip that step.

Scope

Design

Implementation

Code

Data preservation and migration

Outstanding issues

BoF agenda and discussion

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