Closed Bug 479952 Opened 13 years ago Closed 12 years ago

Ubuntu Firefox uses en-GB by default instead of en-US

Categories

(Firefox :: General, defect)

x86
Linux
defect
Not set
normal

Tracking

()

RESOLVED INVALID

People

(Reporter: erappleman, Unassigned)

References

Details

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.0.6) Gecko/2009020518 Ubuntu/9.04 (jaunty) Firefox/3.0.6
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.0.6) Gecko/2009020518 Ubuntu/9.04 (jaunty) Firefox/3.0.6

It seems that en-US packaged versions of Firefox for Linux are using British English language packs rather than American English language packs.

As an American, I feel deeply offended by the British spellings that are constantly being recommended by the menus and spell check.

I am able to replicate this with both distro-packaged and Mozilla-issued builds.

- Eric

Reproducible: Always
You're getting the locale XPIs from Ubuntu. If you go to Tools -> Add-ons, click Locales, and then uninstall next to XULRunner (en-GB), you should be able to remove the en-GB locale.
I can confirm it happens on some Linux distros. This issue might be depends on bug 485860 which will make things easier.
Summary: Firefox uses en-GB by default instead of en-US → Ubuntu Firefox uses en-GB by default instead of en-US
There is not anything Mozilla can do to advance this bug. I regularly use Linux builds from http://www.mozilla.com and the default builds are en-US as well as the source from http://hg.mozilla.org.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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