Problem with english translation

richard at richard at
Wed May 1 01:03:39 CEST 2013


I'm not sure I have the right list. If not, please forgive me and let 
me know the correct list. This is about translations.

My win32 program, QuickSilver Lite Remailer Client, uses GPG (1.4.12 

Some of my users have their main GPG installation set to languages 
other than english. My program has it own copy of GPG. In this 
circumstances my GPG gets it's language from the registry entry of 
the main GPG. I need errors in english. I've used the environment 
variable LANGUAGE to set the language to en at Verifications 
work fine, but it's apparently some form of english other than plain 
english (or american english). Same problem with en at

When verifying messages, I always get this error message:
"conversion from `utf-8' to `CP437' failed: Illegal byte sequence"
"Good signature from \xe2\x80\x9cSteven Crook\xe2\x80\x9d"

If I add "display-charset utf-8" to the config file, I get this 
"Good signature from “Richard Christmanâ€"

I need to solve the error problem. I can't find an for regular 
english. I'm getting the impression that is built in to GPG as it is 
english when no .mo files are present at all.

Can I force GPG to use plain english in this situation, with the main 
GPG installation set to some other language? I've researched this a 
great deal and found no answers other than the LANGUAGE environment 

Thanks so much for any help you can provide,

Richard Christman

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