On 25/06/2008, at 11:12 AM, Michael Wybrow wrote:
On 25/06/2008, at 2:37 AM, Jon A. Cruz wrote:
On Jun 24, 2008, at 3:48 AM, Michael Wybrow wrote:

The official Inkscape.app releases already obey the OS X language  
settings---they look up the system language and then use Inkscape's  
standard localisation mechanism by setting the LANG variable.

Well, it has not been working for me here on OS X 10.4

It always comes up as English. Then I added the empty folders and I started getting it to come up in different languages.

Oh, right.  In that case I will take a look at what is going on there tomorrow, when I have access to a 10.4 machine.

So, Inkscape-0.46-3-TIGER-UNIVERSAL.dmg on my 10.4 machine obeys the language settings from the OS X System Preferences.  Not sure why this won't work for you.  

Jon, could you please run the following command (used by Inkscape on OS X to set the LANG variable) and report the results for the languages you are trying:

export LANG="`grep \"\`defaults read .GlobalPreferences AppleCollationOrder \
        2>&1\`_\" /usr/share/locale/locale.alias | tail -n1 | sed 's/\./ /' | \
        awk '{print $2}'`.UTF-8"
echo $LANG

If you have your language set to spanish you should get LANG="es_ES.UTF-8", or LANG="fr_FR.UTF-8" for french, etc.

Could you also show the results of just running "defaults read .GlobalPreferences AppleCollationOrder"