Ngspice : language is wrong

I am trying to use the ngspice and when I type help, the documentation language is not in English. There are also couple of warnings,
Warning: Color name “BACKGROUND” is not defined
Warning: Color name “FOREGROUND” is not defined
Warning: Missing charsets in String to FontSet conversion

Even when I plot graph, the buttons are not in English.

I don’t use that program. Are they supposed to be?
Please post output of:

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the output of locale is:


Looks fine to me.
But as I said before:

Perhaps you need to configure something?

That all seems to be in order, so from a Manjaro perspective, if there is English documentation, it should be displayed, so you’re better off going upstream and posting your issue there.

On top of the information already posted here (the locale output) also include:

lsb_release --all
inxi --admin --verbosity=7 --filter --no-host --width

into your bug report.

If you don’t know what upstream means, please read this:


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I removed ngspice and installed from git and now the same problem appears. I tried changing the region and problem persists. I think it is a missing font problem.

It is supposed to say “Quit” and “Hardcopy” on the top right buttons.

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