how change menus in openscad from Russian to English?

Murray Eisenberg murrayeisenberg at
Sun Dec 6 22:00:42 UTC 2020

On 6 Dec2020, at 3:49 PM, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at> wrote:
> On Dec 6, 2020, at 12:23, Murray Eisenberg wrote:
>> I just installed the openscad port and find that nearly all its menu items in the installed GUI are in Russian, in which I’m rather rusty.
>> How can that language be changed? I tried its preferences but found no language setting (or at least didn’t recognize a Russian word or phrase for doing that).
> Check the list of languages you have configured for macOS in System Preferences: Language & Region, and check what values are set in your shell for the environment variables LANG, LC_ALL, LC_MESSAGES.

In System Preferences > Languages & Region I have, in order, English, Greek, and Russian as preferred (as I need the latter two for certain purposes when using LaTeX).

Environment variables:

	[~] % echo $LANG
	[~] % echo $LC_ALL

	[~] % echo $LC_MESSAGES

I.e., the latter two variables are empty.

Removing Russian from the System Preferences list _does_ change the OpenScad GUI’s menus to English. And then adding Russian back in, but in response to prompt designating English as primary, leaves the OpenSCAD menus in English.

>> I do note that the port is for a rather old version of openscad, namely, 2015.03-3, whereas the current version of source listed at is 2019.05.
> Please file a ticket in our issue tracker assigned to the port's maintainer asking them to update the port, or submit a pull request updating the port.

Will do.

Murray Eisenberg			murrayeisenberg at
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