[Sugar-devel] Language Control Panel

Tony Anderson tony_anderson at usa.net
Mon Jul 4 01:33:30 EDT 2016

Hi Sebastian

We need to have releases of Sugar specific to particular platforms. So 
for a given release (0.110), we should do what is necessary to provide 
the same languages in each platform.

What is important to me about the Ubuntu Sugar release is that it the 
first one that appears targeted at users rather than developers. (SOAS 
is also, but doesn't have much utility in communities which do not have 
computers in the first place).


On 07/03/2016 08:20 PM, Sebastian Silva wrote:
> Hi Tony, Sam,
> Please don't discourage Tony's use of Ubuntu, it is important for 
> Sugar Labs to have full support of popular GNU/Linux distributions and 
> Ubuntu is one of them.
> Regarding the difference in handling of locales, indeed, Fedora is 
> different than Debian based distros.
> Sugar has a hack to deal for when Fedora doesn't support Dari or 
> Guarani locales. It should not be in Sugar.
> In the case of Debian based distros (e.g. Ubuntu) locales need to be 
> activated explicitly with system tools (it's a setting in /etc) - in 
> OLPC flavored Fedora, non-preselected locales are remove at image 
> build time.
> This bears more research and I would like to contribute so that Sugar 
> doesn't assume Fedora or has hacks like this for language support.
> Regards,
> Sebastian
> On 03/07/16 06:44, Tony Anderson wrote:
>> Hi, Sam
>> My point here is that the documentation of the control panel in the 
>> first email is obsolete. This second was written after confirming 
>> that this is not just an issue for 0.107+.
>> Tony
>> On 07/03/2016 12:53 PM, Sam Parkinson wrote:
>>> On Sun, Jul 3, 2016 at 8:50 PM, Tony Anderson 
>>> <tony_anderson at usa.net> wrote:
>>>> On an XO-1.75 with 0.106, the Language control panel works the 
>>>> same, but
>>> Hi Tony.
>>> I'm asuming this is continuing your thread about the Ubuntu issue.
>>> If so, please remember that OLPC OS is just Fedora.  Consider 
>>> running Fedora 24 on your computers.   You get the language support 
>>> of OLPC OS, and the benefit of 3 years more software updates (OLPC 
>>> OS is Fedora 18 based).
>>> Thanksm
>>> Sam
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