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

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What is the difference between 4K, UHD and QHD? Do we agree on one official resolution?

Nowadays it seems that Full HD isn’t enough anymore and the terms “4K,” “QHD” and “UHD” are thrown around interchangeably. At the same time, there is not just one “4K” resolution in the catalogs. I ...
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How to set the default language in Notepad++

I mostly use Notepad++ for dealing with XML files. It would be good if Notepad++ parsed and colorized my files based on the XML language when I open the files. Instead, I have to open the file, pick ...
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Change spelling check language for a Document in Microsoft Word 2010

Usually I use Microsoft Word 2010 to write English documents Now I'm editing a document of another language, and want to change the spelling check language of this document This change should not ...
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How to make Firefox to spellcheck in multiple languages simultaneously?

I want to Firefox to assume that text may be in a mixture of languages and words should be looked up in multiple dictionaries. (For example, everything in en-GB, en-US, ru, be and be-classic should be ...
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Change the spell-checking language on a PowerPoint presentation

I received a PowerPoint presentation with dozens of slides, each of them with a number of text boxes. Although the presentation is written in English, the language for spell checking is set to ...
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Why does Windows change the input language randomly?

I work on an English version of Windows XP Pro, but my working language is Spanish. My default input language is set to Spanish, but sometimes Windows changes this setting automatically when you ...
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Have Chrome autodetect language before spelling checking?

Chrome can automatically spell check emails I am writing in Gmail. I have two language installed: Dutch and English in both UK and US versions. And I type emails in both languages regularly. However, ...
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How can I change the language of Windows 7 to English?

I have a German edition of Windows 7 and want to change its language to English. Does anyone know how to do this? P.s. I have a home version of windows (not professional or ultimate) :) P.s.s. I ...
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Set current language without saving file in Sublime Text

I have recently started using Sublime Text 2 after getting tired with Notepad++. Now, if I wanted to set what language I am currently programming in in Notepad++, I would go to the Language menu, and ...
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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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How can I change the spell check and auto-correction language of IE10/Windows8?

Is there any way I can change the spell-check and auto-correct Language of IE10/Windows8? It seems to want me to write Norwegian, but I usually write English...
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Is it possible to have several languages in Windows 8?

I had Windows 7 Ultimate before I upgraded to Windows 8 Pro and before, in Windows Update, there were updates that allowed me to install more language packs for Windows. After installing the updates I ...
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How do you make Google's interface always be in your chosen language?

Google's interface and search results don't always appear in my preferred language, English. I'm located in Mexico City and, although I generally have no problem with Spanish, I would prefer search ...
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Problem removing US keyboard layout from input languages

I'm working on English (UK) version of Windows 7, my second input language is Russian. Since installation of Windows I have removed US keyboard layout and set LEFT ALT+SHIFT as input switcher. ...
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How to install a new “display language” onto Windows 8.1 Single Language?

Unfortunately, on my PC was pre installed Windows 8.1 Single Language (BR Portuguese) and I can't change the "display language" from BR-PT to US English because don't have any options; for that ...
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How can I force my browser to search Google in English? [duplicate]

I'm too bored of seeing sites like Google and such show up in my native language, I would rather like them to be in English. Yet, I have to explicitly change the URL to .com and en and that kind of ...
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How do I change my cmd.exe to English?

I use Windows XP in Dutch, but I'd like to have my cmd.exe in English. Is there a way I can change the language? Can I download a separate version of cmd.exe in English? Are there any other ways?
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Word list sources

I am looking for a source of nouns, adverbs, adjectives, and verbs in several languages. I'd like the lists to already be split apart, and not have to go through the OED (and non-English ...
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Canadian English on Apple products

Apple is an American company. As many of you probably know, Canadian English is different from American English, and closer to British English (e.g. colour instead of color). I use iWork and Microsoft ...
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Change Windows 7/8/10 system language - welcome screen, login, etc

Changing an admininstrator user language is pretty straight-forward, but it does not change the language of the Boot screen, Welcome screen, Login screen, etc... Pretty much anything that's not on ...
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How to change the language of Windows 8 apps [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set start screen tiles' language in Windows 8 Just upgraded to Windows 8 (from Windows 7) and I noticed that some apps from store are displayed in my native ...
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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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How can I type “ç” in Windows GTK apps?

I use an English (US) international keyboard layout, and every time I use the key ´ followed by c it yields the Portuguese and French character "ç" (cedilla), which is desirable. However in GTK apps ...
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Get Cortana to work in English (UK) for Windows 10

I upgraded to Windows 10, and Cortana doesn’t seem to be available based on the Start Menu: Cortana isn’t supported in the region and language you’ve selected. but when I click the link, it ...
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Can I change the default language of a application / program in Snow Leopard?

It used to be so easy in Leopard via the information dialog one could set any application to start in the desired language. Some programs like Things or the Adobe Creative Suite are simply more ...
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Make Notepad++ remember a particular language for a particular file?

I have a number of files that I would like colored different ways even though they have the same extension. For example, I have some *.config files that are actually Python files and some that are ...
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Permanently change default language and keyboard settings - what am I missing?

I'm trying to configure a Debian Linux (ARMHF 3.8.13-bone20) on a BeagleBone Black to use German as the default language and keyboard layout, which does not work, and I can't see why. I'm talking ...
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How to write a localized NTFS boot sector?

Little unknown fact: NTFS boot sectors come in different languages. They can say "BOOTMGR is missing" and "Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart", but they can also say the same thing in other languages. This ...
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What language are compilers written with?

Are compilers written in different languages than the language they compile?
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How to set start screen tiles' language in Windows 8

I've installed English Windows 8 x64 on my notebook and selected Slovenian as locale during installation. Like so: The problem I'm having now is that my tiles on start screen display in Slovenian ...
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How do I change the language of Firefox 4?

I've just downloaded Firefox 4. I can't find an option to change the language (I would like to change it from Hebrew to English). EDIT: I'm talking about the language of the browser user interface. ...
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What is the real meaning of the “Select a language [for] non-Unicode programs…” dialog?

What is the real meaning of the "Select a language to match the language version of the non-Unicode programs you want to use" dialog under Control Panel->Regional Settings->Advanced in WinXP and ...
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Broken conversation grouping

Conversation grouping (Gmail style) is a great feature in Outlook >= 2007. The problem is when emails in a conversation have different reply prefixes (e.g. forward or Fwd:). In English it's Re:, but ...
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Keyboard shortcuts in non-English version of Microsoft Office

I have a big problem with the Portuguese version of MS Office 2007 and 2010. The standard shortcuts that any common application uses are changed. Some shortcuts that are not working: Ctrl+S (save), ...
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How to quickly change language spell check in Chrome

I often write messages in two languages, and I would like to change language spell check quickly. Is there any shortcut for this? I can use right mouse click and then navigate to change language, but ...
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Complicated input language and display language setup in Windows 8

Problem I live in Russia and use in everyday life 3 languages: Russian, English and Japanese. If you use Japanese IME you don't need to have English input language by itself, Japanese IME has ...
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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 do I input Greek characters in Ubuntu?

I'm taking a course in Greek, and would like to be able to store notes and such on my laptop. I'm using Gnome, but I also use a flash card program called "Mnemosyne" that is written in Qt, if that ...
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Open source software to teach/learn a language? (not computer language) [closed]

I'm searching for open source software that can help me when I try to learn a new language, and then I'm talking about a human language like English, German and French. I'm thinking about stuff like ...
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Is there a way to keep using English as system language on windows 8.1, but have it removed from the language bar?

I'm looking for an alternative to this question, but the Internet is full of "How to remove language bar" or "How to remove extra 'US'/languages from language bar". And nothing on how to keep the ...
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how to fix Hebrew font in Chrome browser after installing Windows 10?

Yesterday I installed Windows 10 and suddenly only in Chrome my Hebrew font showed up as squares instead of Hebrew letters. How can I solve it? *Note: it's only in Chrome version 44.0.2403.125
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Ubuntu: errors in terminal: how to show them in english language?

i installed Ubuntu in italian language. Now I would like to see the error commands in english. For example if i write: $ mmmm This is showed: mmmm: comando non trovato I would like that ...
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Are Windows 7 product keys language-dependent?

I am a student in a computer science school which is part of the MSDN Academic Alliance program. Recently Windows 7 Pro showed up in the list of available software on ELMS. Problem is, it is in the ...
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Can't find Swedish language pack for English FireFox 15

I can't seem to find information on installing a Swedish language package on my machine. The language is not listed on the Firefox website and the hits on Google I got led nowhere (or, rather, to the ...
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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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Can I change Windows 7 display language on Home Premium version?

My neighbor just bought a Windows 7 laptop. He's from Mexico originally, and he wants to switch it over to use Spanish. Before I even helped him, he was able to switch it over to use a Spanish ...
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Changing the Windows XP interface from French to English

My friend bought a laptop in Paris. The current language (in Windows XP) is set to French - I want everything to show up in English. I am now only able to show or change the regional settings, which ...
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How can I auto-select the spellcheck language in Firefox?

Firefox spell-checker is puzzling me. I'd like to auto-select the language, but searching google I've only found this relevant link which suggests this old unmantained addon which just doesn't work ...
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How to set English (UK) as default editing language in Word 2007?

How to set UK language in MS word 2007 for always as default language?
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Terminal error messages are not in English [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 15.04 installed on my machine. Currently terminal error messages are not in English (actually they are in Russian). For example, $ mmmm mmmm: команда не найдена I want to see $ ...