Bug 60483 - "English" should be "English (United States)"
Summary: "English" should be "English (United States)"
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Installation (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Andras Timar
Whiteboard: target:4.1.0
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-02-08 10:19 UTC by edam
Modified: 2013-02-14 18:25 UTC (History)
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Description edam 2013-02-08 10:19:34 UTC
During installation, users are presented with the following language options (amongst others):

- English
- English (South Africa)
- English (United Kingdom)

I am assuming that the "English" option is actually American English, since that option is otherwise absent.

Whilst I realise that, by population, American English is now the most used form of English on the planet, there is no denying that the root of the word English pertains to England (now part of the United Kingdom).  So it seems a bit odd that American English is referred to as, simply, "English".  Whereas British English (which formerly *was* called just English) is referred to as "English (United Kingdom)".

Even if you put aside the odd nomenclature, this would also be more consistent with how the other dialects of English are named.  So I propose that American English be referred to as "English (United States)".
Comment 1 Not Assigned 2013-02-14 18:25:47 UTC
Andras Timar committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":


fdo#60483 English -> English (United States) in language selector of installer

The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:
Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.