This bug has been around for 2 weeks without comment, I'm just trying
to understand what is going on.

The mechanism in the title is certainly how fallback is meant to be
activated and I can't see anything in the cdebconf C source code that
would change that.

I don't do much with D-I so I can only think that something is wrong
with the environment:

root@dwarf:~# LANGUAGE=se:nb:no:nn:da:sv /usr/lib/cdebconf/dpkg-reconfigure dpkg-cross
Obsolete command TITLE Default cross-build architecture selection called
Default cross-build architecture selection
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Om den här maskinen typiskt används för att bygga för en huvudarkitektur, kan du välja den arkitekturen här för att slippa
ange den igen när du kör dpkg-cross, apt-cross eller emdebian-tools. Välj 'Ingen' för att inte ha något standardval.
Standardarkitektur för krossbyggnation:
1. Ingen[*] 3. amd64 5. armeb 7. hppa 9. ia64 11. mips 13. powerpc 15. sparc
2. alpha 4. arm 6. armel 8. i386 10. m68k 12. mipsel 14. s390
Prompt: '?' for help, default=1>

root@dwarf:~# LANGUAGE=se:nb:no:nn:da /usr/lib/cdebconf/dpkg-reconfigure dpkg-cross
Obsolete command TITLE Default cross-build architecture selection called
Default cross-build architecture selection
------------------------------------------

If this machine is typically cross-building for one main architecture, you can select that architecture here to save
specifying it again when running dpkg-cross, apt-cross or emdebian-tools. Select 'None' to have no default.
Default cross-building architecture:
1. None[*] 3. amd64 5. armeb 7. hppa 9. ia64 11. mips 13. powerpc 15. sparc
2. alpha 4. arm 6. armel 8. i386 10. m68k 12. mipsel 14. s390
Prompt: '?' for help, default=1>

So fallback does appear to work in this respect - sv gets chosen as the
only language supported by this particular package.

root@dwarf:~# ls /opt/working/dpkg-cross/debian/po/
cs.po CVS de.po fr.po it.po ja.po ka.po nl.po POTFILES.in pt.po ru..po sv.po templates.pot uk.po

Testing with those languages shows that the fallback mechanism does
work - at least outside D-I.

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