I have some JPEG files with Description metadata I added in MAC OS.
exiftool (in MAC) displays them in correct locale.
I copied those files to a Raspbian OS.
From command line or bash script I execute
file path-to-jpeg The description part output replaces
First to lines of a bash script containing
file echo are:
#!/bin/bash export LC_ALL=C.UTF-8
From command line I also tried
LC_ALL=C.UTF-8 file path-to-jpeg