[tbb-bugs] #22659 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Changes to `intl.accept.languages` get overwritten after restart

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#22659: Changes to `intl.accept.languages` get overwritten after restart
 Reporter:  gk                                   |          Owner:  tbb-
                                                 |  team
     Type:  defect                               |         Status:  new
 Priority:  Medium                               |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser             |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                               |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  tbb-7.0-issues, tbb-regression,      |  Actual Points:
  TorBrowserTeam201706, GeorgKoppen201706        |
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Comment (by mcs):

 Kathy and I can reproduce the problem on Linux (but still not on OSX). The
 incorrect value definitely comes from the en-US file (toolkit/locales/en-
 US/chrome/global/intl.properties). We confirmed that by changing the value
 there to `en-US, en, fr` and seeing that when this bug occurs the
 "default" value is indeed `en-US, en, fr`. Your comment:7 experiment is
 interesting. From the URL bar, you saw the correct data but somehow the
 prefs system seems to be ignoring the language pack and consulting the en-
 US intl.properties file. The mystery is why. The
 `general.useragent.locale` pref does not seem to be suffer from the same
 bug even though its value should be determined by the same mechanism.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/22659#comment:8>
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