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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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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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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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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 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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Open source software to teach/learn a language? (not computer language)

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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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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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 do I create my custom “User-Defined” language in Notepad++?

In Notepad++ there is a menu option: Language->"User-Defined". How do I customize that? What are capabilities of such option? Can I highlight date/time? Can I highlight 21-29th symbols in the ...
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OS X per windows language

Windows (and Linux) users are used to the fact that after switching the typing language, the change affects only the active window. This way, one can type in English in the browser window, and Spanish ...
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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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Do I get additional speech recognition engines after installing Windows 7 language packs?

I am developing a speech recognition application on Windows 7. I have a Windows 7 Home Premium with en-US as language. It ships with an English speech recognizer engine. I would like to be able to ...
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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 to use English as a default language for software in Windows XP?

I use a Windows XP in French but I'd like all software to be installed in English. What should I switch so that it works? If it can work...
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How can I add new languages to Microsoft Office's spellcheck?

How can I add new languages to Microsoft Office's spell check? I've Googled around a bit, but it's not clear to me. In particular, I'd like to be able to add Polish spell checking. Is this ...
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Remove English - United States language from Firefox

How do I remove the English (United States) dictionary from Firefox? It's not an add-on so I'm guessing it's built into Firefox by default. Maybe that makes it unremovable? I noticed whilst typing a ...
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How do I find out which language some Unicode characters belong to?

On Facebook, there are currently messages floating around with these strange chars: ก็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็ กิิิิิิิิิิิิิิิิิิิิ ก้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้ They are used to confuse the reader, because ...
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Windows 7 Ultimate: language version differences

Is there any difference between different language versions of Windows 7 Ultimate? If I understand correctly, regardless of whatever language version I'll buy, I can change language after ...
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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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Is a license key for Windows 7 Professional valid for different languages?

I bought a laptop that comes with a German Windows 7 professional pre-installed. Is it possible to reinstall the OS in English using the same license key? I do not want to have a half-translated ...