UI language changing gradually to Greek

Bug #488120 reported by Flowerscat on 2009-11-25
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Bug Description

Inkscape 0.46 has been installed on Mac OS 10.4.11 and has been working for over a year without problems.In the course of the last 3 months, the tool bar fonts have been changing to Greek font, though default font is set to English. The window is displayed partially in Greek and partially in English.
Attached is a screen shot for "File---Export" button. Notice how the first line of the window is in English, and the rest in in Greek. The same problem can be found under 'File---New" - half of the window is displayed in English and half in Greek.

Flowerscat (flowerscat) wrote :
su_v (suv-lp) on 2009-11-25
tags: added: fonts osx ui
su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

a) It is possible that Inkscape picks up the language that is set in the 'System Preferences > International > Language' as 'Order for sorted lists'. Can you test if any changes you make there has an influence (after restarting Inkscape, or - better - logging out and logging back in again)?
b) is 'Greek' anywhere in the list of preferred languages for the menus etc. on the left side of the same preferences panel (International > Language)? If it is, and you don't need it every day - does it help if you temporarily remove it from the displayed list (the language files are not deleted, you can add it back to the list again later) or move it further down?
c) Are there other user accounts on your mac which you could test whether they have the same issue?

Changed in inkscape:
status: New → Incomplete
su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

reproduced with Inkscape 0.47 when changing the OS X System Preference for 'Order of sorted lists' to 'Greek' (language for application menus and dialogs stays set to 'English') while using the 'System Default' as UI language in Inkscape's preferences.

This is an issue with the shell script 'Inkscape.app/Contents/Resources/bin/inkscape' reading $LANG from 'AppleCollationOrder' instead of 'AppleLanguages'.

See also bug #476678 “Mac OS X: Fails to get locale in Japanese”.

Changed in inkscape:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
tags: removed: fonts
su_v (suv-lp) on 2010-04-29
summary: - Font changing gradually to Greek
+ UI language changing gradually to Greek
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