This is so weird..
I have an existing template and i created a new field with checkbox property.
i set it "Shared" and seletected the default value as "Selected"
The weird thing is
when i go to my existing items and see the value
the english version doesnt have the default value where as the French version has it.
Keep in mind this is a Newly created field. so it has not been modified by me.
there are 100s of such components and all of them behave the same way..
looks like a sitecore bug - but can some one verify?
Judging from the screenshots, it appears that the English version doesn't have a Standard Values. I understand for a Shared field this seems counter-intuitive, but I'd like to see a screenshot of the English version after you've installed Standard Values and set the checkbox to true. It'd also be interesting to see if creating a Standard Values in English automatically ticks the box due to its shared nature and the existence of a value for the field in French Standard Values.
Assuming it's a bug (It'd be useful to know your Sitecore version number), it would appear that Standard Value resolution does not take trans-language Standard Values into consideration.