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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-7112015

REGRESSION:wrong default-locale in java 7

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: P3
    • Resolution: Not an Issue
    • Affects Version/s: 7
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: core-libs
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      Description

      FULL PRODUCT VERSION :
      java version "1.7.0_01"
      Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_01-b08)
      Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 21.1-b02, mixed mode, sharing)


      ADDITIONAL OS VERSION INFORMATION :
      Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]

      EXTRA RELEVANT SYSTEM CONFIGURATION :
      windows-installation: english
      regional and languages options: German (Austria) and Location: Austria


      A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM :
      The default-locale reported by java 7 is en_US (wrong).
      The default-locale reported by java 6 is de_AT (correct).

      Almost all programs honor the regional-settings and have their menus, etc. in german - not so programs running with Java 7.

      I know about bug 7073906 and don't think it is a duplicate of that.

      It is an incompatible change:

      1) To change the UI-language (at least on Windows XP) you had to install some extras.

      2) Using java-software not written for Java 7 gives you wrong user-interface language now

      3) Writing java-software, which has to be backwards-compatible (used in different java-environments) is not compatible anymore when run with java 7.

      So "Write Once ..." is broken.


      REGRESSION. Last worked in version 6u29

      STEPS TO FOLLOW TO REPRODUCE THE PROBLEM :
      compile test-class with java 6,
      execute test-class with java 6 and 7


      ACTUAL -
      when run with java 6: de_AT
      when run with java 7: en_US


      REPRODUCIBILITY :
      This bug can be reproduced always.

      ---------- BEGIN SOURCE ----------
      import java.util.Locale;
      public class TestLocale {
        public static void main(final String[] args) {
          System.out.println("default-locale = " + Locale.getDefault());
        }
      }

      ---------- END SOURCE ----------

      CUSTOMER SUBMITTED WORKAROUND :
      explicit define user.country and user.language to be backwards-compatible
      but this is not always possible

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              Assignee:
              naoto Naoto Sato
              Reporter:
              webbuggrp Webbug Group
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