Yes, this was a bug which is fixed already.
In the released hotfix versions 18.104.22.1680 and 22.214.171.1247 nothing is displayed in the prompt area on status bar when a syntax highlighting language item is highlighted in View - View as (Highlighting File Type) which seems to be a quick solution after a user reported this issue by email to IDM support or somebody of IDM has detected it.
In UE v19.00 and all later versions the prompt area on left side of the status bar shows View as Language x [language name] with x being a number in range 1 for most top language in menu to n for last language in menu which is equal the number of languages. language name is the name of the syntax highlighting language as defined in the wordfile and as displayed in menu, too.
The bug with displaying a random help text for a language menu item was introduced according to my tests with archived versions of UltraEdit with v15.00, the first version supporting a (nearly) unlimited number of languages stored in a wordfile directory instead of up to 20 languages stored in a single wordfile as UltraEdit prior v15.00 only supported.