questions regarding language-related computer issues, including the setting or changing of languages

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Texting in multiple languages [migrated]

I have an Android 4.4.4 phone (Moto E) and I would like to text certain people in English and others in Spanish. Essentially I would like my phone to have a per-contact language setting for text ...
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notepad++ User Defined Language regex

Is there a way to recognize certain text as a keyword Only if it is the first text in the row? I don't see such an option within the 'User Defined Language' -> 'Keywords Lists' options
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Language selection not working Chrome Browser

My clients Chrome browser is displaying results in French rather than English (UK). I have performed the → Settings → Show Advanced Settings → Language → English. When I select English, Chrome ...
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How to prevent Google from translating familiar pronouns into respectful pronouns? [migrated]

When translating via Google from German to French, it always translates the familiar "Du" into the more formal "vous". For example, "Wo bist Du?" is translated to "Où êtes-vous?", instead of "Où ...
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How force Jenkins to show UI always in English?

I'm using Google Chrome. When I'm using Jenkins (This is remote service, I don't have control over it) then part of UI is displaying in my local language. How can I tell Jenkins to always display ...
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Windows 8 English language pack incomplete

I bought a copy of windows 8 in Finland. The installer was in Finnish with no option to change just for the installer, not to mention the OS itself. I did manage to install it and subsequently install ...
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How can I list fonts with glyphs for a specific alphabet (on Windows)?

Fonts (in Windows but not just) don't usually contain glyphs for all languages. Actually, most of them only have glyphs for one language, or rather, one alphabet. I want to list all fonts on my ...
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when a website opens fully or partially in a different language on google chrome

Everyone in my family is perplexed with how some websites I view are in a different language than the English language I use. The information looks like an Asian language. when I enter some websites, ...
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I'm locked out of my MacBook pro because my password uses a russian keyboard but I can't change to it from the English keyboard

Is there a way to change the language of the keyboard in Mac OS X 10.9.5, or even system language, while not logged into an account (as I restarted)? This is my toolbar at the moment: There is ...
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outlook 2013 change language on certain words

I was wondering if there is still the possibility to change the language for a certain word. Example: Dörte lives in New York. I plan to change the language of Dörte to German. In Outlook 2010 I ...
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Microsoft IME not working, disappearing

I need to be able to switch between Japanese, English, and Spanish. My problem is when I start my computer it'll work for a while and then stop working. I can switch to the other languages but they ...
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Is there a way to get Notepad++ to associate specific filenames with a language when they lack an extension? [duplicate]

Several systems rely on files without extensions but with the same file names, such as Vagrant which uses Vagrantfile to define a set of VM boxes. I know how to set up file extentions to match ...
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How to change display language with cmd

So... I have a big big problem guys. I bought windows 8.1 tablet PC in china. And It was chinese single language edition. So i tried to change my tablet PC's display language chinese to English. I ...
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Deterministic way to find which installed fonts support a given Unicode character or script?

As an enthusiast of languages and writing systems here's a problem I often run into: I have many fonts installed and many support several or many writing systems (scripts) for various languages. (My ...
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MS Office 2007 - change UI display language from German to English

Microsoft Office 2007 comes in different languages. This includes different formula names in Excel, e.g. =Summewenn instead of =sumif. This is quite inconvenient if you're used to the English names or ...
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Notepad++ Column Based Language

I am working with files that have a specific character layout, i.e. bytes 1-10 bytes11-20 FirstName LastName FirstName LastName Is there anyway to specify a language that highlights or ...
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Japanese characters displaying as random characters in program

I obtained a Japanese game recently(namely If My Heart Had Wings Flight Diaries), and when I run it, the Japanese characters in the text are replaced with random unicode characters, which wouldn't ...
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How to change default language in Knoppix ISO?

Is it possible to modify the default language in the Knoppix ISO file instead of manually changing it during boot? Distro in question: KNOPPIX_V7.2.0CD-2013-06-16-EN.iso Note: Latest versions are ...
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Use different keyboard language than display language

I use Debian 7.7 Gnome fallback. Has anyone managed to have one display language and a different input language in gnome-terminal or Vinagre? I want to have language-specific symbols inaccessible ...
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How can I disable all Chinese characters on windows?

A friend of mine is trying to get his daughter to use english more, but she has immersed herself in a bubble of chinese language content. He asked me to find a way to stop her form browsing chinese ...
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How to set different keyboard layout language for different windows?

How to change keyboard layout in windows 8.1? My windows 7 had a very nice feature by which, for each window I could change keyboard layout. Let's say, my Skype in English, my IE in Spanish and my MS ...
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Google chrome language changed in android. How to get English back?

The solutions posted for desktop don't work. The language is set to Tamil. Chrome://chrome/settings/languages does not open in android. What to do to get back English in android?
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Spell checking language in PowerPoint 2013

How do I force a change of the default spell check language in a PowerPoint document? My windows 7 machine and office installation are all running English. However I'm using a Swedish keyboard ...
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How to make IE’s spellcheck recognise English?

I’m using Polish Windows 8.1 with Polish, English and Russian added in the language control panel. While using IE, it does not seem to recognise English words and underlines them in red (It checks ...
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How can I tell a program to use a different language under Windows?

There's a program which hasn't got any option to change the language. It automatically detects it. Now, I want it to display the original language, because the translation is not satisfactory. How do ...
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How to soft code non-english subtitles for movies to be playable on Sony smart TVs

I'm looking for a way to soft code non-English subtitles (common formats .srt etc) into movies and they be playable in a Smart TV like Sony Bravia. i tried to use mkvmerge GUI (mmg) and it did it very ...
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French accents not displaying correctly in Chrome under Windows 7

I use both English and French in my everyday work as a translator, so I don't have any keyboard-related issues. For about two months now, all my accented French letters are displaying incorrectly, to ...
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Microsoft Surface pro Tablet windows 8 Language set up

purchased Microsoft Surface pro tablet Windows 8 that says Spanish, Portuguese, Italian ONLY. Does this mean when i start widows on the set up screen, windows will only give me these 3 language ...
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why text services and input languages in windows 7 always change language automatically when the next logon

Why text services and input languages in windows 7 always change language automatically when the next logon? My windows7 always change language in the text service and input language if whenever I ...
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Fedora, keyboard input source switching impossible

I have two keyboard input sources (English and Persian languages) on my machine running Fedora release 20 (Heisenbug). It starts normally but after a while working with Persian it would be impossible ...
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How to change language in Rhinoceros 5 (educational)

I have the Rhino 5 and I have two languages installed: But I can't seem to be able to switch the language to English. Where can the language be changed?
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shortcut changing in libreoffice (ubuntu 14.04)

im writing in Hebrew and Arabic with libreoffice and say i want to toggle bold so ctrl+b turns into ctrl+נ (nun in Hebrew) . so if id like to toggle bold i will need to change lang to English then ...
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Input method: can't get rid of ENG United States

On my Windows 8.1 machine I have 2 input methods: English Australia - US Keyboard English Australia - US International Keyboard As you can see, the language is always only English Australia. Please ...
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windows 8.1: auto input language change when switching from MS Word

When I used Windows 7, Windows used to automatically switch to English when I switched away from MS word in which I was writing Persian. This was really handy because I only needed Persian input when ...
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OS X Sidebar language is messed up

I use OSX in English - but with Hungarian as secondary language and with Hungarian format language in the system preferences. Still I get some sidebar names (like Downloads, Desktop, etc) in ...
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Russian suddenly stopped showing properly

Suddenly it shows up like symbols DDDDDD and so on. Like this --> а Дивали. No, I did not do any changes whatsoever. What's weird is that a few days ago I wrote a webpage in russian. And TODAY ...
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Add second key combination to switch between keyboard layouts in Xubuntu

In windows you can switch between English and Bulgarian language with Alt + Shift. But there is an option to switch between Bulgarian Traditional and Bulgarian Phonetic layout using Ctrl + Shift. When ...
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How to disable one keyboard language that case when don't see it in the language bar?

I have strange problem in my computer. I use two keyborad local: Hungary, English. After Windows Update my computer default language was set to Latvia (LV). But I cannot see this languauge in settings ...
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Cannot change Windows 8.1 to be entirely in English

I got my Dell laptop with a Hebrew Windows 8.1, and changed the display language to English using the language settings. Now most of the UI is in English, but some elements are still in Hebrew, even ...
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Spellchecking other languages than default in Live Mail 2011

My buddy is using Microsoft Live Mail 2011. The challenge is: this is a basically German setup - so the menus and dialogs and all are German. He also needs to write e-mails in English and French, and ...
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How do I change the function field in excel to show Bengali Characters?

I received an excel file that has columns translated from english to Bengali. I have a Bengali font installed and it shows up in the main body of the spreadsheet but the characters are not showing up ...
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How to be able to write numbers in multiple languages in MS Excel?

In MS Word we can set the Numeral option to Context and be able to switch the language and use it's numerals, This question has the answer that shows how to do it. I can't seem to find anything at ...
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How can I change a portuegese spanish version to english on surface pro 1

How do I change language on surface pro 1 (windows 8) from portugese spanish to english?
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Disable per-application input language in Windows 7

My problem is following: every time I switch between applications the used keyboard layout is changed. I want to disable such behavior but cannot find such option.
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WIndows 8 Keyboard Layout in task bar and in control panel language differ

In task but system shows 3 languages while in control panel languages only two. I think this third one came from one of the software installed. How can I remove it?
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Can't stop Microsoft.com from detecting my location

I want to record a screen recording for an English customer. So I don't want any windows or websites to be shown in my local non-English language. What a frustrating process! Things I have done: ...
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How do I add support for “Hindi Remington layout”, in Windows-8

How do I add support for "Hindi Remington layout", in Windows-8. I tried looking in the language option located in the control-pannel. However there are only 2 Hindi keyboard layouts ( Devanagari - ...
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Switch between Multiple Customised Lang & Region settings on Mac OS X Mavericks

I need to be able to switch quickly between two or three customised Language & Region prefs on Mac OS X. While there is an advanced tab which allows customisation, there is no way to save this as ...
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Windows 8.1 decides to randomly change locale in programs

I've recently upgraded to 8.1 and I'm experiencing some rather annoying problems regarding the UI language. Once every now and then it decides to change it from English to Bulgarian. All of my ...
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Changing the language in Windows 8.1 single language

I followed the instructions in this question How to install a new "display language" onto Windows 8.1 Single Language? but now windows won't start properly, the screen is on but it's just ...