However, WB and several other apps seem to be selecting the last entry in the list as the language to use.
eg. set preferred languages to:
This always used to work under OS3 and for a time under OS4, but now WB, NotePad, the Shell, USB Inspector, UnArc etc all show up in German, as does FileX. TurboCalc is in English as expected (I have very few 3rd party apps with a German catalog installed to test)
Have the rules changed for the order of the preferred languages? The Workbench 3.0 (yeah, I know) manual clearly states:
This quite clearly is not being followed with the list I'm trying to use (above).Select the languages in order of preference from most preferred to least preferred. [...] If the application cannot provide the most preferred language, if goes down the list until it finds a language it can provide.