Problem with english translation

Moses moses.mason at
Thu May 2 07:48:43 CEST 2013

I think he is using Windows...In fact, I have these kind of problem
before. I have to change the Codepage in cmd. And yes it is

On Wed, May 1, 2013 at 2:34 PM, Petr Pisar <petr.pisar at> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 05:03:39PM -0600, richard at wrote:
>> 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
> It's English. It's English with correct quoting characters. You can verify it
> in a printed newspaper.
> The @quot and @boldquot modifiers turn these Unicode quotations on explicitly.
> Have you tried simple "en"?
>> 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"
> The \xe2\x80\x9 is American opening double quotes (“). But such a character
> does not exist in CP437 character set used by your operating system.
>> If I add "display-charset utf-8" to the config file, I get this
>> instead:
>> "Good signature from ???Richard Christman??"
> Because you forced UTF-8 character set for the output, no recoding has been
> performed and wrong characters have been printed to the output.
>> 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.
> I guess you look for English output in ASCII.
> I have two pieces of news for you. The bad one is "en_US.CP437" or similar
> locale does not know how to transliterate Unicode quoting characters to CP437
> probably. The good one is GnuPG is written in English, so setting locale to
> "C" or "POSIX" should give you untranslated output in ASCII which is, by
> concidence, in English. And you should get plain ASCII quotes like (`').
> So try to set LANGUAGE=C.
> -- Petr
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