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I've noticed several times when testing that some strings in pinentry are english while others are in german on a completely german installation of Windows.

Strangely enough. This does not happen all the time. I can reproduce it pretty reliably by using a clean system. Do a fresh install and start to import S/MIME certificates.

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The description comes from gpg/gpgsm while the prompts are from gpg-agent. Thus if the agent has been started with the German local but gpgsm without a local this would explain the behaviour.

werner added a project: gnupg (gpg23).

A wild guess is that the different envvar systems we have in use are the culprit. It is anyway time to get this straight.

Start from scratch on a german system, even when you do a gpg --version it shows it is in german. Then import a PKCS#12 container and the dialog is in english.

Today I could not reproduce not getting the english string but in the past I am pretty sure that there sometimes was a german string. Also note that the other pinentry fields which also come from gpg agent are translated.

The show error is due a missing translation. What happened was that the translation was marked fuzzy and this marker was removed not realizing that the string really changed. The change was " the GnuPG system" -> " the %s system" which had been done to allow for different gpg names.