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

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Different welcome screen language to system users?

Found various articles which can be used to update the system users and login screen via the GUI, such as How to change default login/lock screen of Windows 8? but what i need to do is slightly ...
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Render Chinese program text in Windows 7 [duplicate]

I am using a Chinese application in Windows 7 but all text renders as unicode gibberish like "ÄÏ»ªÆÚ»õ²©Ò×´óʦ½»Ò×°æ5.2" instead of Chinese. I tried changing my Windows language to Chinese ...
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How do I set the session language in MATE on Debian?

I'm using the default install from the Debian-8-MATE live DVD. In lightdm there is a selection for the language, but my user session never changes the language (system language should stay as it is). ...
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What is a reliable Sinhala font that is larger than Iskoola Pota?

I am using the standard Microsoft font for Sinhala, Iskoola Pota, when writing in a mixture of Sinhala and English. However, compared to the English text in Arial font, the Sinhala is tiny. I am ...
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Thunderbird: aggressively filtering non-latin emails (especially Chinese and Arabic languages)

What's the best way to filter Chinese and Arabic language emails? The following defines an example for Russian: https://support.mozilla.org/de/questions/1009226 I can see how it works, since ...
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How to fix my locale to display Unicode correctly in irssi?

I've just arrived in my new lab and japan and the server I can use has only Japanese locales. A call to locale -a returns C POSIX ja_JP ja_JP.eucjp ja_JP.ujis ja_JP.utf8 japanese japanese.euc So I ...
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Removed language package and Windows 8.1 doesn't start again

I was trying to change my windows display language. I used the instructions in this link How to install a new "display language" onto Windows 8.1 Single Language? Now my computer doesn't ...
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chrome spellcheck and different language for selected sites

I was wondering if there is some way to make Chrome browser use different spellchecker dictionary for selected sites. I mostly write in Polish but on some sites I prefer to use English dictionary, so ...
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How to set different languages for locale format and Windows 7 programs?

I have Windows 7 SP1 x64 in English. Under Region and Language I've set my locale Format to Spanish (Argentina) because I want to see dates and time in my country's format. I don't like the programs ...
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Changing language of functions in Excel 2011 for Mac

I use Office 2011 for mac, with Norwegian language. I don't mind menus and such being Norwegian, but for some reason, the names of functions have been translated from English to Norwegian, and that is ...
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Windows 8 system language persistently wrong

I just did a fresh install of Windows 8. I set my language to English, but with Norwegian keyboard layout, time format, etc... Every setting I have found that is related to language and region seem ...
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how to fix a spreadsheet language?

I am building a spreadsheet and I would like to ensure that all the content is in English, even when the spreadsheet is shared with users having another language set in Office. An example when it is ...
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Installing new Text-To-Speech languages on Windows 7 32bit Home Premium

I've been hoping to install a Spanish Text-To-Speech voice for use with a vb.Net program I'm creating. I've downloaded MSSpeech_TTS_es-ES_Helenafrom ...
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What is the language set of Adobe Creative Cloud?

Adobe is releasing so many "sub version" of the same software version. like Adobe Audition (LS20) and Illustrator (LS6) and (LS16) ... and so one. after some searching I figured out this is the ...
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How to start Windows 8.1 in NON-IME mode

I have English version of Windows 8.1 installed with Google Pinyin IME. I don't like the Win+Space key to toggle between different languages. So I left Chinese language only and Google Pinyin as input ...
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How do I change the language for 3rd party applications in Windows?

How do I change the default language for 3rd party application in Windows like Dropbox and Intel's Iris graphics control panel? I live in Denmark, so my location is naturally set to Denmark. I do ...
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Changing font of bilingual (Chinese & English) text in Excel

I have a large Excel file containing both English and Chinese text. I would like to change the font of the English text but whenever I do so, the Chinese text switches to another Chinese font, which ...
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Global userDefineLang.xml for notepad++

Notepad++ will automatically grab all user defined languages defined within userDefineLang.xml. No importing is involved. This file must be located within directory ...
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Windows 7 adds input language randomly

I have two input languages, both are custom keyboard layouts (symbols such as « » € © – — assigned to Ctrl + 2, Ctrl + 3 ... Ctrl + 7). None of them is French. But somehow from time to time the French ...
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How can I backup the list of languages I have set and ordered in Firefox?

Background While I was testing an error in a web service I was using, I noticed that it did not work in a single language when no others were specified as 'backups' or 'fallbacks'. Before going to ...
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Chinese simplified keyboard stops working randomly

I use the ctrl+space hotkey to switch between english/chinese when writing documents. The chinese keyboard stops working randomly, however. I can see CH selected in the language bar, but typing in ...
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how to add a new language for the user interface of opera browser

I'm trying opera for the first time, it seems much faster than firefox but I'm unable to change the user interface language to my language. I go to settings and press "Select user interface ...
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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 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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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?