Without an ability to change some prefs, addons like locale switcher are not possible as a webextension. As well, users have no ability to easily switch locales.
I think this is something we should aim to support in-product rather than as an extension API.
We will - see bug 1325870. But if you guys want to expose mozLocaleService.getAvailableLocales and setRequestedLocales - I'm confident that the API will stay.
I don't see a reason for that and nobody has asked for it.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 months ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
I'd be willing to add setRequestedLocales if someone presents a good use case for it. But it would need a separate permission, and I'd need to be convinced there was a good use for it after we have better built-in locale selection support.
(In reply to Shane Caraveo (:mixedpuppy) from comment #3) > I don't see a reason for that and nobody has asked for it. I created bug 1352884 asking for that a good time ago, this bug should be a dupe of that. On the other hand, I noted this bug just now... (In reply to Kris Maglione [:kmag] from comment #4) > I'd be willing to add setRequestedLocales if someone presents a good use > case for it. But it would need a separate permission, and I'd need to be > convinced there was a good use for it after we have better built-in locale > selection support. I guess that further points besides that I mentioned in my bug can be only discussed after seeing that built-in support, assuming it lands not to much further after the release of Fx 57 itself...
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