Question: How to manage regionalized language in Maplets:-Elements:-FileDialog?


I'm french and I'm working on an Imac.

The path for the desktop is  /Users/myname/Desktop.
If cur := "/Users/myname", one can easily verify this:

IsDirectory(cat(cur, "/Desktop"))

In some application I'm developping, I use a  FileDialog Maplet to select a directory where to write a file.
For an unknown reason this maplet doesn't display the desktop with the name Desktop, but with it's french counterpart Bureau.

# Observe thet the desktop (8th line above) is named "Desktop"
# Now run 

 maplet := Maplet(
        'title' = "Output Directory", 
        'directory' = cur,
        'fileselectionmode' = directoriesonly, 
        'onapprove' = Shutdown(['FD1']), 
        'oncancel' = Shutdown()

res := Maplets[Display](maplet):
StringTools:-StringSplit(res[], cur);

                        ["", "/Bureau"]

As a result, saving a file in cur/Bureau generates an error.
Here is a more detailed worksheet:

Of course I have adjusted my code in an ad hoc way by french translating  what the maplet returns, but it is just a band-aid on a larger wound. For instance "Downloads" appears as "Téléchargements", and so on, and many names potentially need to be translated.

I do not understand why FileTools seems to "work in english" while  FileDialog seems to "work in french".
I suspect this is due to the fact that my Imac, although natively "English speaking", uses a French overlay. 
For instance the  Unix command pwd run in a terminal window indicates Users or Desktop, while  < command + i > executed on a given file displays Utilisateurs and Bureau.
Could it be that FileTools relies upon English, while FileDialog  relies upon the regionalized language?

What do you advice me:

  • to intervene at the Apple level by changing the "user" language my Imac uses, 
  • to intervene at the FileDialog  level (if possible),
  • or to keep translating undesired outcomes from FileDialog?

Thanks in advance

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