English locale in the localized versions

Hello,

It would be very nice if all versions of Firefox would also include
the English locale and an easy way to switch to it. Not everyone likes
their software not being in English, and the auto-detection feature of
the download page makes it easy to get a localized version by mistake.
I've ran into this problem several times while setting up friends'
PCs, and having to reinstall Firefox was annoying.

I realize that adding all locales like, say, Opera does would more
than double the installer size, but the English locale alone is small,
and the changes required would be trivial. Even I could probably do it
if I familiarized myself with submitting patches.

In any event, I'd just like it to be out there that this would be a
popular feature in some areas where people are more accustomed to
software being in English than their local language. For instance, it
makes it harder to support by phone if you only have the English
version in front of you. I've been there a couple of times, and you
have to resort to guessing what things are called or sending
screenshots. Having localized software also looks inconsistent if the
rest of the system is in English.

Best,
R. <http://untu.ms/>
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Reinis
7/3/2009 3:46:30 PM
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