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Re: dir(Top) is in French ?!?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: dir(Top) is in French ?!?
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2014 18:18:17 +0300

> From: David Masterson <address@hidden>
> Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2014 20:15:03 -0700
> I don't think this was always this way.  Perhaps some LANG variable got
> changed, but which?
> The very top of the Emacs Info has suddenly been translated to French.
> All of the menu items in the Info tree are still in English (AFAIK) --
> just the first couple of paragraphs have changed as in:
> File: dir,    Node: Top       Ceci est le haut de l'arborescence INFO
>   Ceci (le noeud Répertoire) fournit un menu des sujets majeurs.
>   Taper « q » pour quitter, « ? » pour lister toutes les commandes Info,
>   « d » pour revenir à cet endroit,
>   « h » fournit un guide d'initiation pour les nouveaux venus,
>   « mEmacs<Return> » démarre une consultation du manuel Emacs, etc.
>   En Emacs, vous pouvez cliquer avec le bouton-2 de la souris sur un item 
> menu 
>   ou sur une référence croisée pour le sélectionner.
> This is in a Cygwin installation on Windows 8.1 of Emacs 24.3.

This is not an Emacs problem.  This is how the install-info.exe
program (part of the Texinfo package) works: it localizes these
introductory instructions to the Info system when it installs Info

As for where install-info takes your language, it's quite possible
that (this being Windows), Cygwin deduces that from your system or
user locale, since the Windows definition of the locale is not in the
environment, it's elsewhere (and can be obtained by calling a certain

So you want to ask this question on the Cygwin list, not here.

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