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How to recover the language selection button/icon on Windows7 login/welcome screen

I recently added a language (Lao) to my Lenovo Windows7 notebook. Subseqently, I routinely changed my password, using Lao characters on the keyboard. The next time I logged out and restarted the ...
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how to set windows 7 lock screen input language

it seems that welcome screen and lock screen are two different things and have separate input language settings. If I use control panel / keyboard and languages and copy settings to set it for the ...
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Make Language change specific to window/app not whole system (Windows 8.1)

I have Windows 8.1 Pro English. Sometime I need to use another languages (I did not install any language packs and my locale is English). So I have a few keyboards enabled. However in W7 when I switch ...
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When using Japanese IME and pressing Ctrl + Caps Lock, how do you make it toggle to half-width alphanumeric, not full-width?

I'm using Japanese IME on Windows 7, and I like to use Ctrl + Caps Lock to toggle between English and Japanese. In the past, when it would toggle to English, it would be half-width alphanumeric. ...
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Keyboard problems in Windows 7

How can I change the language of the keyboard in Windows 7, because somehow I changed, but I don't know how? Always when I wake up my computer from the sleep mode, the keyboard of the computer goes ...
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Changing “Input Mode” on Windows 7 Japanese IME via keyboard shortcut (hiragana, katakana, alphanumeric; half/full width)

I frequently type Japanese (and a few other languages) using an English keyboard using stock Windows 7 Starter with its standard Japanese Input Method Editor (IME). Japanese keyboards have two or ...
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How can I remove a keyboard layout that isn't listed in the control panel?

Here's an interesting oddity: My work computer comes with a corporate disk image preloaded, and it is preconfigured with the German "QWERTZ" keyboard layout. Using the control panel, I added my ...
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Default language of installations in Windows 7

I have windows 7 home in English, but some applications default language is still in other language, and some websites. For example when I type google.com the page is redirected towww.google.pl. How ...
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Change OS language for Windows 7 Professional

Is it possible to change the language of Windows 7 Professional by installing a language pack or somehow? As far as I have searched, it can be done for Ultimate or Enterprise by installing additional ...
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Where does Windows 7 store input languages that it switches between

Well, I'm having exactly the same problem as described here Windows adding additional keyboard languages by itself except in my case it's Russian and Japanese, and I'm using Japanese keyboard to write ...
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Windows Update Center refuses to change its language (Win7 x64)

I'm installing Windows 7 x64 Enterprise Russian on a laptop and then downloading English language pack and changing system language to English. So far it went without a hitch on 2 PC's and 2 laptops, ...
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How to type an exclamation point/mark from the Cyrillic Mongolian keyboard in Windows 7?

I'm travelling around Asia and am currently in Ulaanbaatar. Since I'm a language enthusiast as well as a computer enthusiast I'm learning how to type in the Mongolian language, which in Mongolia uses ...
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How to make the language bar work correctly?

I am facing a very strange behavior: my Windows 7's base language (the language my installation DVD is) is Romanian. So, my copy of Windows 7 has its UI in Romanian by default. Two days ago, I ...
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Word Caps-Lock click will return to the other language

I want to write in 2 languages in Word Office. I'm in my language and click Caps-Lock to swtich to English. When I click again on Caps-Lock in order to return to my language, it stays in english(low ...
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Unconnected Fonts for Urdu/Persian/Arabic On Firefox

When ever I open Facebook or certain other sites on Firefox Browser , some pages whose native language is Urdu , Arabic or Persian , the fonts displayed are un connected and hence unable to be read. ...
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Windows 7 - use [Win key] + Space for Switch Language

In windows 8, I love how I can switch to Japanese input by pressing [Win key] + [space bar]. Can I do this in Windows 7 without auto hotkey or special programs?
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Change date language (months, week days) without changing system locale in Windows 7

I have Russian system locale in my Windows 7 (set in CP, Region and Language, Formats, Russian). I'd like to keep it since some Russian programs I need don't work correctly under English locale. But ...
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I cannot see Japanese or Korean text

I am using Windows 7 and I have installed the language packs, but I still cannot see them. Even under choose a display language, there is English, and then two words made out of squares (Korean & ...
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MS Office 2013 and Asian languages

I've got a Win7 computer with Office 2013 installed. System language is German. When switching input language to Thai I can type in the system dialog boxes (like start buttno app finder), but can't ...
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597 views

Enable English speech recognition on non-english Windows 7 Home Premium

It seems that non only that Microsoft didn't achieve to create speech recognition for any minor anguage, but they also intentionaly removed option to control your PC with English commands. So is there ...
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Laptop keyboard typing foreign language characters on " (like äïöü)?

I have a DELL XPS laptop bought last year, and I hadn't been using it for quite some time, just got it back into my possession in March/April... I use it mostly at home, so don't carry it elsewhere. ...
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Changing the interface language on Windows 7 Proffesional

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Arabic Filenames messed up after backup. How to retrieve?

I needed to back up a computer with mixed Arabic and English (Roman) filenames because the computer hard drive was about to fail. The files copied over successfully, or so I thought. When I went to ...
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How can I make dir command in cmd.exe to behave as though it were under a different Locale?

When I change my System Locale to a Simplified Chinese (PRC), and I open cmd.exe, a dir command will display the Chinese character file names correctly. If my System Locale is English (United ...
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Change display language option missing in Windows 7

I am missing the "Change display language" link in my Control Panel as shown in the screenshot below: I can't reach language properties in any way, like Start Menu search, changing the view of ...
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Why are some apps showing their keyboard shortcuts in another language?

I'm using Windows 7 at work (not by choice) and while I have the OS and keyboard language set to English, it seems like some apps still display keyboard shortcuts in German (e.g., Strg+Umschalt+J). ...
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818 views

Is it possible to have different applications set to different locales?

In Windows 7 you can change the system locale to change how non-unicode characters are interpreted in different programs. Let's say that I want to use language X for most cases, but language Y for one ...
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I have a video in French, that I want to translate the audio into English. It doesn't have to be perfect. I already understand what's going on in the video but a simple translation like Google's text ...
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Permanent fix for unicode characters not displaying correctly (as boxes)

Please read this entire message before replying. First I know how to fix the issue on a temporary basis. I am looking for a permanent fix. I work with foreign language files a lot. Unfortunately ...
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1answer
866 views

Ignore non-unicode programs language when installing software

This is something that is driving me nuts for a while and I haven't been able to find a solution for this problem anywhere. I am running Windows 7 and my "Language for non-Unicode programs" setting ...
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Change User locale but keep all settings for English (U.S.) in Windows7

I'd like to be able to display Russian characters in MATLAB. As described here I have to change both User and System Locales to Russian. And yes, it works! The problem is since I'm in US I don't want ...
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How to install Arabic language on Windows 7 using Windows 7 DVD (not Windows Update)?

In Control Panel > Region & Language > Install/Uninstall languages > Install display languages, I have the choice between launching Windows Update and selecting "display language files" from ...
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How do I change google chrome language [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change my Chrome language back to English? I'd like to change the language of the program (not the webpages or the spell-checking). I can't find any option in ...
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1answer
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Restore data from one Windows edition to another

I have a Swedish Windows 7 Home Premium on my PC, and I really want to change system language to English. I know that Home Premium can't change system language (only W7 Ultimate does that), so I ...
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1answer
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Accent issues in office 2007 and internet explorer

We were brought a laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium setup for Greek language speakers. The installed languages and keyboards are: English (US), as default, and Greek. There is also installed ...
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Windows adding additional keyboard languages by itself

I have this really annoying problem with Win7 adding random keyboard language layouts... I am using Swedish and Japanese since I live in japan and i only use these two (As I can write all the english ...
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1answer
443 views

How to prevent system locale sniffing in MS Office (and other apps)

I'm hoping someone here might help me with a problem that's driving me mad for many, many months. Some background: I'm running a Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1 in English, all language, regional, and ...
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1answer
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Can I Start particular program with different language settings in Windows

I am using my windows with Turkish language as first choice. Non-Unicode programs also use Turkish language. My particular program, Visual Studio 2005 (Business Intelligence Studio 2005) is behaving ...
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Russian fonts in an English Illustrator CS5

A problem software platform is the following system: Windows 7 Professional English MS Office 2010 Eng Adobe Illustrator CS5 Windows has a rather small set of fonts that come pre-configured out of ...
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Windows 7 Home Premium - Unable to View Chinese Characters Properly

Is there a proper and permanent fix that will restore the display of Chinese Characters on a Windows 7 Home Premium Laptop computer? This problem has been occurring frequently now and a simple reboot ...
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1answer
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Windows 7: Japanese not displaying in Windows

I cannot view Japanese characters in Windows 7. Even filenames that contain Japanese characters show up as squares in folders. Or error boxes that come up in Windows that would normally contain ...
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677 views

VMware Player Installing Windows 7 in Chinese?

When I install Windows 7 x64 Professional using VMware player, the initial Windows installation guide is in English. When the install completes and it restarts the vm to boot into Windows, it changes ...
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How to change the UI language of gedit under windows7?

gedit starts with the system-language of my system but I want to use the US version of the UI. I can not find a option in the menues or the config-file. Is there a way to change this?
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Foreign Languages show as symbols on my English Windows PC

I installed software that is in Russian and another one in Arabic, but the words show as symbols, even words typed in Notepad. How can I fix this issue? I'm using both Windows XP and Windows 7.
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How do I change my Chrome language back to English?

Suddenly, my Chrome language has been changed to Tamil. I didn't make this change manually. I don't know how to change this setting to English.
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Is there a way to make an Italian Windows 7 Starter to speak Spanish?

We have this brand-new Windows 7 Starter netbook with Italian language and we'd like to have it in Spanish instead. MS will not let me download and install a Language Pack and neither a Language ...
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Windows 7 and UTF-8 saving and display in programs

I just got a new system, Windows 7 Home Premium, installed Notepad++ and used it for a few days. I wrote some html/php files in Chinese, saved as UTF-8 without BOM. Uploaded to server and tested, all ...
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New Admin user account password repetitively fails to login in Windows 7

Strange problem. From a Windows 7 Admin account I create a new user with admin privileges. Then I set a new password for the new account and log out of the original Admin account. Then I try to ...
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Converting ascii Russian to Russian?

I have a text document that is supposed to be written in Russian but it seems to instead be ascii: Óñòàíîâêà: 1)Çàïóñêàåì QuidamStudioSetup3.15.exe 2)Ïðè çàïðîñå ñåðèéíîãî íîìåðà ââîäèì How could I ...
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Korean MUI Language Pack installed in Windows 7 Ultimate, but Korean language still not supported?

When that large batch of updates came by and asked me if I wanted to install all of the auxiliary languages, I selected yes to all of them, waited a few hours, and installed every language available ...