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Re: GNU IceCat - cannot install any Language Pack

From: Giuseppe Scrivano
Subject: Re: GNU IceCat - cannot install any Language Pack
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2008 01:35:38 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)


You can't simply install Mozilla Firefox language packs with GNU IceCat,
it will change any branding name and you will see original Firefox
strings instead of our customized ones.

Bruno Miguel wrote a very good howto about how compile IceCat with
another language and you can find it here:


I hope you will find it useful.


"address@hidden" <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi!
> I recently installed GNU Icecat 3.0.2-g1 [the last release available] on my 
> /Linux Ubuntu 8.04.
> I simply downloaded and extracted the tarball, then executed the binary file 
> to
> start IceCat.
> I am very impressed by this browser, and I'd like to set it as my default one.
> There is just one thing I can't figure out: the language pack.
> I tried installing the italian language pack addon from the Mozilla site. I
> installed the it.xpi file associated with the 3.0.2 version of Firefox [which
> should be the same of GNU IceCat].
> The addon seems perfectly installed and activated, but the menu bar items 
> still
> continue to remain in english.
> I thought it could be a trouble with the Mozilla extensions, so I decided to
> try another language pack.
> I installed the French and either the Afrikaans ones, but they still have the
> same output of the italian language pack: they result installed and activated,
> but the menu bar items are still in english.
> I was discussiong about this within the ubuntu-it.org forum [in italian], and
> Guido Iodice invited me to write to you to ask if it should be considered a 
> bug
> or not, and if there should be a solution to install the language packs.
> Many thanks for your time.
> Sincerely
> - Emanuele Salvi
> --
> http://gnuzilla.gnu.org

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