www/firefox and mail/thunderbird localization

Olivier Smedts olivier at gid0.org
Mon Feb 20 17:16:00 UTC 2012


Has anything changed recently regarding Firefox and Thunderbird
localization / global extensions ?

Since Firefox 10.0 I don't have localized menus anymore.
% ls /var/db/pkg/ | grep firefox
% grep 'WITH_' /var/db/ports/firefox-i18n/options
% grep 'general.useragent.locale' ~/.mozilla/firefox/*.default/prefs.js
user_pref("general.useragent.locale", "fr-FR");

But Firefox still has english menus. It has been working since Firefox
3 through Firefox 9, and the localization stopped working with Firefox
10.0. It did not come back with Firefox 10.0.1. The same thing applies
for Thunderbird 10. I also tried with the switcher extension, no luck.
Tried with a new profile, with different values (like "fr" only) for
general.useragent.locale, with 'firefox -UILocale "fr-FR"' or 'firefox
-UILocale "fr"'... nothing made it. I found no xpi, they seem to be

% find /usr/local/ -name \*.xpi | wc -l
% ll /usr/local/lib/xpi/
total 1
drwxr-xr-x   3 root  wheel   5 14 fév 12:37 langpack-fr at firefox.mozilla.org
drwxr-xr-x   3 root  wheel   5 14 fév 12:38 langpack-fr at thunderbird.mozilla.org
drwxr-xr-x   7 root  wheel  11 14 fév 12:17 lightning at thunderbird.mozilla.org
drwxr-xr-x  12 root  wheel  12 14 fév 12:38 symlinks

Any advice ?


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