French Error Messages in BBEdit from Bash 4 on Sierra

Rainer Müller raimue at
Tue Jan 17 13:16:16 UTC 2017

On 2017-01-17 06:48, Christopher Stone wrote:
> Bash 4.4.5(1)-release was installed via Macports.
> I have no language or locale setting options in my ~/.profile.

So what are the values of the environment variables such as LANG,
LC_ALL, etc. inside Terminal? What is the output of 'locale'?

I usually set LANG and LC_ALL explicitly, but if I remove that from my
bash startup files and add a secondary language in System Preferences, I
can actually reproduce this strange problem in Terminal with
/opt/local/bin/bash being my login shell.

It looks like /bin/bash is not linked with gettext (libintl), so it will
never localize messages. I have to guess this is a bug with gettext
selecting the language that somehow ends up with the secondary language

This needs further investigation whether all software using gettext is
affected, but the report from Ryan about GIMP already suggests that this
is the case.


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