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[Bug 998747] Re: GB and ZA local settings do not work correctly since they are the same as US


This version is no more supported and is not a 'security' problem; so
does not expect a backport

** Changed in: firefox (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Invalid

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  GB and ZA local settings do not work correctly since they are the same
  as US

Status in firefox package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  I live in the UK, downloaded Ubuntu (and Firefox) from a UK mirror, my
  IP is UK based, my system settings have UK British English set as
  defaults system wide, my Firefox settings have English GB set as
  default. However when I use the search plugins in Firefox or try and
  search from the address bar, the results are for the US Google site.
  Prices are in dollars, cities are in the US, news is from the US, etc
  etc etc.

  On inspection the language specific xml files under /usr/lib/firefox-
  addons/distribution/searchplugins/locale are identical for GB and US.
  Sadly for me they are for the US sites not the GB sites. The same
  might be true for the ZA language specific xmls too.

  As a workaround I can edit the GB ones to correctly point to the
  .co.uk sites for Google and the other search enginges. Again sadly for
  me that this is overwritten when FF is updated.

  lsb_release -rd:
  Description:	Ubuntu 11.10
  Release:	11.10

  apt-cache policy firefox-locale-en:
  Installed: 12.0+build1-0ubuntu0.11.10.1
  Candidate: 12.0+build1-0ubuntu0.11.10.1

  Steps to reproduce: 
  1) Select English GB as system wide language and time / date defaults
  2) Select GB English to be language of choice for Firefox
  3) Use the Google search engine from the search bar

  Expected result:
  Search engine shows .co.uk results (en-GB specific)

  Actual result:
  Search engine shows .com results (ignoring system and Firefox preferences)

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
  Package: firefox-locale-en 12.0+build1-0ubuntu0.11.10.1
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-20.34-generic-pae 3.0.30
  Uname: Linux 3.0.0-20-generic-pae i686
  AddonCompatCheckDisabled: False
  AlsaVersion: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.24.
  ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu4
  Architecture: i386
   **** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices ****
   card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: CONEXANT Analog [CONEXANT Analog]
     Subdevices: 1/1
     Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
   /dev/snd/controlC0:  mpahlan    1957 F.... pulseaudio
  BuildID: 20120423123513
  CRDA: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
   Card hw:0 'Intel'/'HDA Intel at 0xf2620000 irq 44'
     Mixer name	: 'Intel IbexPeak HDMI'
     Components	: 'HDA:14f15069,17aa214c,00100302 HDA:80862804,17aa21b5,00100000'
     Controls      : 12
     Simple ctrls  : 6
   Card hw:29 'ThinkPadEC'/'ThinkPad Console Audio Control at EC reg 0x30, fw 6IHT38WW-1.13'
     Mixer name	: 'ThinkPad EC 6IHT38WW-1.13'
     Components	: ''
     Controls      : 1
     Simple ctrls  : 1
   Simple mixer control 'Console',0
     Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined penum
     Playback channels: Mono
     Mono: Playback [on]
  Channel: release
  Date: Sun May 13 13:49:27 2012
  ForcedLayersAccel: False
   auto lo
   iface lo inet loopback
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release i386 (20110427.1)
   default via dev wlan0  proto static dev wlan0  scope link  metric 1000 dev wlan0  proto kernel  scope link  src  metric 2
   PATH=(custom, no user)
  Profiles: Profile0 (Default) - LastVersion=12.0/20120423123513 (Running)
  RunningIncompatibleAddons: False
  SourcePackage: firefox
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-11-30 (164 days ago)
  dmi.bios.date: 10/25/2010
  dmi.bios.vendor: LENOVO
  dmi.bios.version: 6IET74WW (1.34 )
  dmi.board.name: 2522CT3
  dmi.board.vendor: LENOVO
  dmi.board.version: Not Available
  dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Information
  dmi.chassis.type: 10
  dmi.chassis.vendor: LENOVO
  dmi.chassis.version: Not Available
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnLENOVO:bvr6IET74WW(1.34):bd10/25/2010:svnLENOVO:pn2522CT3:pvrThinkPadT410:rvnLENOVO:rn2522CT3:rvrNotAvailable:cvnLENOVO:ct10:cvrNotAvailable:
  dmi.product.name: 2522CT3
  dmi.product.version: ThinkPad T410
  dmi.sys.vendor: LENOVO

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