systemsettings5/Regional Settings - strange choices

Peter Lewis peterl at
Tue Oct 16 17:58:19 BST 2018

I run openSuse Leap and concur that the regional settings are difficult.

My main beef is that the spell checker will not use en_gb if the USA 
dictionary is loaded. I have to unload the USA dictionary before I can realise 
the GB English spelling (rather than having to realize the US).

systemsettings5/Regional Setting/Formats/Detailed Settings only gives me 
options of countries rather than metric, imperial, ISO or any basic systems.


On Tuesday, 16 October 2018 17:17:53 BST Ianseeks wrote:
> Hi
> systemsettings5/Regional Setting/Languages
> I checked this setting and it was blank so i added Brit English. I'm not
> sure when this changed to blank as i always change everything regional
> related when the user is created or soon after if any regional issues
> occur.
> systemsettings5/Regional Setting/Formats
> I set "Region" to UK British English (en_gb). The "Detailed Settings" was
> disabled. I wanted to change the "measurement units" to metric so I enabled
> the "Detailed Settings". The "Measurement Units" changed from Imperial to
> Metric even though the entry said "no change". I then went to change the
> entry for "Measurement Units" and i was presented with drop the box of
> country options plus "no change" and "Default" - why is it not just
> "Metric" or "Imperial"?
> The only way i can get metric is to select "no change".
> The number format and time display format changed as well
> Something i don't understand is that all the places to change the
> configuration present a list of countries as the options as described
> above.  Can anyone enlighten me ?
> thanks
> regards
> Ian
> ps i have logged a bug for the above

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