[PyQt] QTranslator and QFileDialog problems

Eugen eugen.koller at gmail.com
Fri Jun 25 10:14:58 BST 2010

I have some problems with translations of QFileDialog. In the example
below "dlg2" appears in English on my Windows XP development machine,
the rest in German. "dlg1" looks like a Qt custom dialog and "dlg2"
like the windows standard file dialog but with an old icon theme. On
other computers I have tested this (Ubuntu, Windows 7 and 2000) all
dialogs are in german. How can I get more information about what file
dialog Qt is using here and also what kind of theme is used there?

import sys
from PyQt4.QtCore import *
from PyQt4.QtGui import *

app = QApplication(sys.argv)

qtTranslator = QTranslator()
if qtTranslator.load("qt_de",

dlg1 = QFileDialog(None, "Dialog 1", ".", "All files (*.*)")
dlg2 = QFileDialog.getOpenFileName(None, "Dialog 2", ".", "All files (*.*)")
dlg3 = QMessageBox.question(None,
                            "Dialog 3",


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