Terribly odd decision, but not surprising anymore either.
The worst thing about that article is that they are still "thinking about" localizing DQ VII and VIII. How much more thinking must be done till you notice that there's many people who want to buy the freaking games?!
Here you go:
Yuji Horii has just announced DQ7 and 8 will be released "in French"...?! Apparently a last minute announcement here at Japan Expo.— Jérémie Kermarrec (@jkermarrec) July 4, 2015