[CentOS] Having less languages in Firefox (hunspell dictionaries provide too many locales)

Mon Nov 21 14:34:17 UTC 2011
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 11/21/2011 06:43 AM, Mathieu Baudier wrote:
> Hello,
> on CentOS 6, I am routinely writing mails in English, German and
> French and using the related hunspell dictionaries for the spelling in
> Firefox (I'm using Google Apps).
> This works fine but the problem is that languages are added for all
> the possible locales (English US, UK, Philippines, Bostwana, Trinidad
> and Tobago, Denmark (sic!), ... and German Germany, Austria... and
> French France, Canada, Belgium...).
> So each time I want to switch from one language to the other (which
> sometimes happens every few minutes), I need to choose in a very long
> list (with non-deterministic ordering).
> First I thought it was no big deal, but with time I realize this is a
> loss of time and concentration which while not big is recurrent.
> Does anybody knows how I could reduce the list to English UK, German
> Germany and French France?
> (no offence to the other locales)
> An option would be to uninstall the hunspell dictionaries and install
> the dictionaries manually as Firefox addons, but I find it nice to
> have them provided by the base OS, and anyhow, I don't think that it
> is possible for English.

You are talking to the wrong people ... we build it exactly like it is
built for upstream.  It works just like in the RHEL sources, so that is
how it is supposed to work.

I agree that it sucks though.

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