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I have just noticed that some items in the click-right menu and in the keyboard shortcuts settings are displayed in a different language now (Portuguese). The system default language is English and the OS is 10.6.8.

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Why is this happening and how do I fix it?

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    Can you redo the second screenshot but scroll up a bit to show the group title (like General)? You seem to have installed an extension but it's difficult to guess which one. – nohillside Jun 13 '12 at 17:42
  • @patrix See the new screenshots that I’ve added. – Alex Jun 13 '12 at 17:53
  • Hmm, these seem to be standard services (I have them here as well), it's just that OS X seems confused about the system language for some of them. Strange indeed – nohillside Jun 13 '12 at 18:38
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This kind of localization glitch can often be fixed by going to system preferences/language & text/language and using the Edit button to uncheck the box for the offending language and then restarting.

Reports of this issue are not uncommon in the Apple forums.

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If you installed a Services plugin or a new app that provides services, it's probably that the app doesn't include English-language resources, or said resources got removed. Portuguese would be chosen as the display language if it's the topmost item in the list in System Preferences -> Language & Text -> Language tab that the app has resources for.

  • And how do I find the said app? Because I have no idea which one might be, and I don’t recall installing anything in a different language. – Alex Jun 13 '12 at 18:37
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    @Alex As patrix mentioned, they seem to be system services. Have you run anything like Monolingual recently? – CajunLuke Jun 13 '12 at 18:42
  • No, nothing that I can remember of. However, see Tom’s answer—his solution worked for me. – Alex Jun 14 '12 at 4:38

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