Bug 40657 - L10N LANGUAGE Settings defaults to incorrect LOCALE
Summary: L10N LANGUAGE Settings defaults to incorrect LOCALE
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Localization (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.4.3 release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Windows (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Reported: 2011-09-06 11:17 UTC by At2010
Modified: 2014-06-01 20:30 UTC (History)
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Description At2010 2011-09-06 11:17:22 UTC
using LO 3.4.3 on Windows 7 x64

Clean (initial) install of LibreOffice.

In Language settings of Tools/Options/Language Settings/Languages.

The install correctly detects my user interface as English (USA). However, it incorrectly fills in Locale as English (Zimbabwe) and Language for Documents (Western) also as English (Zimbabwe).

I think that the language/locale default setup is using either the last index for a given language or a +1 index. In the case of English, there are about 15 locales, Australia to Zimbabwe. USA is listed as 14, Zimbabwe as 15.
If an index search for UI system setting English (USA) matches a locale in LibreOffice, it may be counting 1 as the first entry rather than 0. This could cause a 1 off index return.

After setting the locale to English (USA) and document language to the same, the options are correctly maintained.

But setting the locale does not change the measurements for margins and tabs like it does for currency. Changing to English (USA) should switch to measurements customary for the locale. In this case: Inches.
Comment 1 Björn Michaelsen 2011-12-23 12:39:39 UTC
[This is an automated message.]
This bug was filed before the changes to Bugzilla on 2011-10-16. Thus it
started right out as NEW without ever being explicitly confirmed. The bug is
changed to state NEEDINFO for this reason. To move this bug from NEEDINFO back
to NEW please check if the bug still persists with the 3.5.0 beta1 or beta2 prereleases.
Details on how to test the 3.5.0 beta1 can be found at:

more detail on this bulk operation: http://nabble.documentfoundation.org/RFC-Operation-Spamzilla-tp3607474p3607474.html
Comment 2 At2010 2011-12-24 13:00:06 UTC
Problem persists using LibreOffice 3.4.4 and 3.5.0 beta 2

Happy Hollidays!
Comment 3 At2010 2011-12-24 13:04:41 UTC
Additionally using 3.5.0 beta 2, the default currency defaults to ZWD (Zimbabwe dollars) and not USD. System Locale is US english.
Comment 4 tommy27 2013-09-01 05:56:44 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 55083 ***
Comment 5 tommy27 2013-09-01 06:03:37 UTC
I think this is the same issue as bug 55083.
I know you reported this earlier than that one but expert developers are already on CC list over there. I pasted your useful informations in that bug report and added you to CC list.
Comment 6 tommy27 2013-09-01 08:59:10 UTC
I'm not sure it's a duplicate anymore...
so I reopen and change status to NEEDINFO.

what I need to know is if your bug still present with recent 4.0.5 or 4.1.1 releases. 

thanks and sorry for the noise.

P.S. change version field to 3.4.3 since it's first version where the bug is reported. you should always indicate earlier version not last versione where the bug in present.
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2014-05-17 00:34:07 UTC
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Comment 8 QA Administrators 2014-06-01 20:30:06 UTC
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