Changing language and no need to reboot

asked 2013-12-27 12:13:57 +0200

fk_lx gravatar image

updated 2013-12-27 12:23:23 +0200

It would be nice if there would be no need to reboot the whole phone in order to change the language. For example you need to switch to English if you want properly register on Yandex then switch back to your own language, which requires in result two reboots ...

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Well, Yandex requiring English for signup is a problem of its own, but I really imagine changing language is a very rarely useful function, ie. no sense wasting engineering hours on this (I also expect that it is non-trivial to implement).

flux ( 2013-12-27 12:33:53 +0200 )edit

@flux It's important function (for developers) if you would like to quickly see if internationalization in apps works properly to avoid such issues for example.

fk_lx ( 2013-12-27 13:21:34 +0200 )edit

@fk_lx I believe developers can just set locale environment variables for their program as they wish when starting. This way they don't even need to change system settings.

flux ( 2013-12-27 13:23:45 +0200 )edit

@flux true, but still it requires going to terminal and why not do it quickly from the settings?

fk_lx ( 2013-12-27 13:29:15 +0200 )edit

Well, because it's potentially difficult to implement (change language of running applications) and there's an easy workaround for developers?

I'm not saying it shouldn't be done, I'm saying its priority shouldn't be very high.

flux ( 2013-12-27 13:38:20 +0200 )edit