Newer versions of Chatzilla don't work if the german language pack is installed



Mozilla Localizations
de / German
13 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: Matthias Berndt, Assigned: Robert Kaiser)


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13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; de-AT; rv:1.7.7) Gecko/20050414
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; de-AT; rv:1.7.7) Gecko/20050414

I currently use Mozilla 1.7.7 with the german language Pack from, but i've experienced this problem with earlier versions
of Mozilla, too.
When I install a more recent version of Chatzilla than the one that comes with
the mozilla application Suite (from,
Chatzilla will stop working and display funny error messages instead. 

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install the german language pack
2. Set the language to german :D
3. Install the newest chatzilla version from
4. Restart Mozilla and try to run Chatzilla 

Actual Results:  
Error messages in the Chatzilla window.

Expected Results:  
Open the normal Chatzilla Window.

This behaviour can be fixed by removing the chatzilla part from the language
pack (though Chatzilla obviously won't be translated afterwards). 
Open the Mozilla language pack ( with some zip
tool (like 7zip or whatever), go to /chrome and extract the file de-AT.jar.
Then, Open that file with your zip tool and remove the directory
/locale/de-AT/chatzilla. Then pack the file back into the original XPI. Then,
extract and open the install.js file from the XPI and remove the line containing
chatzilla (something like registerChrome(chromeType, cf, localeName +
"chatzilla/");) and pack the install.js file back into the archive. Now remove
the original language pack from Mozilla and install this new, modified version.
Chatzilla should now work once more :)


13 years ago
Version: unspecified → 1.7 Branch


13 years ago
Component: General → de-AT / German-Austria
Product: Mozilla Application Suite → Mozilla Localizations
Version: 1.7 Branch → unspecified


13 years ago
OS: Windows XP → All
Assignee: general → kairo
QA Contact: general → mozilla

Comment 1

13 years ago
It's enough to switch the selectedLocale back to en-US.

This is a WONTFIX for me in the German language pack until we support source
L10n though...
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX

Comment 2

13 years ago
wtf? This is an obvious bug, which can easily be fixed, so why will this not be
I know its enough to put the language back to english, but that's really just a
very poor hack. 

Comment 3

13 years ago
Sorry, but it can _not_ easily be fixed (other than packing the relevant L10n
with the ChatZilla install)... The other possible solution would be to split up
the German L10n pack in a few smaller packs that need to be installed
seperately, and I don't want to do that.
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