I logged in as a user and the same thing happened again. I'm using the new Mandriva, only a fews days old. The good thing is my French has improved and I've sorted out my initial problem, before all this started.
Someone, maybe ought to speak with Mandriva?

--- On Thu, 7/15/10, D. Michael McIntyre <michael.mcintyre@rosegardenmusic.com> wrote:

From: D. Michael McIntyre <michael.mcintyre@rosegardenmusic.com>
Subject: Re: [Rosegarden-user] rosegarden language??
To: "NJCross" <njcross@sbcglobal.net>
Cc: rosegarden-user@lists.sourceforge.net
Date: Thursday, July 15, 2010, 9:54 AM

On Thursday, July 15, 2010, NJCross wrote:

> It looks as if I don't have the right font?. The only other program that is
> in French is Qjackctl

Fonts won't have anything to do with it.

> When I start I get this:
> [root@localhost ~]# LANG=en_GB rosegarden &

Running Rosegarden as root is a VERY BAD idea!  Never do this.

The command should work.  I use this all the time to check translations, and I
can't think of any reason why it wouldn't work.

Try this running as a user.

If that doesn't work, I'm going to suspect it has something to do with
modifications made by whoever made the package you're using, and that you
might need to install some extra packages from your distro to get this to
D. Michael McIntyre