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

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Windows 8 on Sony Vaio Fit - I have lost the @ key

I have somehow done something on the language settings and now the ' / @ key isn't working at all. I have set he language as English UK and keyboard set in Windows 8. If I change to e.g. US English, I ...
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Database for Quotes needed: Tags, multi-language support?

Dear superuser userbase! Almost every website now supports tags. I want to harness the power of tags for a private database, can you help? Ideal: A database of quotes (columns: English | German | ...
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Changing default language of user interface on Windows 8 Pro

I have installed my Windows 8 Pro with a ZH-TW version which is a traditional Chinese version but I have changed the display language to English on Languages. When i run lpksetup via run, it will not ...
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What is the Everyone built-in windows security group called in Portuguese?

I'm attempting to setup share permissions on a Brazilian server and wish to give Everyone read only access. However, the server's language is Brazilian (Portuguese), and it looks like the security ...
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English language disappeared updating to Windows 8.1

Updating to Windows 8.1, English as a system language disappeared, and I've got everything back in Italian. In the language preference pane it is still set as "English (United Kingdom)", but that's a ...
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Windows 8 Single Language

I have a Windows 8 Single Language, then under System, I used the "Get more features with new edition of Windows" then entered the product key of Windows 8 Pro that I got from Dreamspark. Now, I open ...
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How to change display language in windows 8.1?

I installed windows 8.1 on my system, but the display language is Portugese I want to change it to English. How can I do that?
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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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Is there a shortkeys supported audio player on linux?

Background: I'd like to listen the foreign language material sentence by sentence, so I want a audio player that has shortkeys for play/pause/backward/forward/repeat. The repeat function is most ...
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Change base language of Windows 8 Installer

I have access to Dreamspark and Windows 8. When I picked the version I picked English which is fine, but it is US English however I realised I should have picked UK English instead. You are only ...
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Does Windows 8 OEM comes with Japanese support?

I would like to buy a laptop with Windows 8 OEM, and use is to read and write Japanese. Adding most languages is as easy as adding their input modes. However, in previous versions of windows (XP and ...
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Where to find additional languages for Gimp?

I installed Gimp 2.8 with "Translations" option checked in in "Select Components" window during setup. In Preferences › Interface, “System Language” is selected by default. The only other option ...
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Computer randomly changes system language to French

One of my Dad's colleagues asked me to fix their Windows Vista laptop which randomly changed its language from English (which it had been installed with) to French. I did not obtain much information ...
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How do I change language (not dictionary!) in Excel 2011 for Mac?

How do I change language in Excel 2011 for Mac? I'm not asking about the dictionary, I'm asking about the language of the program itself, i.e. the one of the menus. (in case this matters, I'm using ...
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Japanese characters display as blocks/squares in Windows 8

I've been having a problem trying to display Japanese characters on my Windows 8 system. I've installed the required language pack but that doesn't seem to solve it. Characters display fine on web ...
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Microsoft Publisher 2013 change Language (or other properties) for multiple elements at once

Is there a way to change language for all text boxes in a Publisher 2013 document at once? I have an existing file with a bunch of text boxes set to a wrong language, which is screwing up spell ...
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Specific characters displaying as boxes in Windows 7

I'm currently experiencing issues with "exotic" unicode characters that are displayed as boxes (for example, Bananas ). I've searched a bit how to extend Windows character set, but didn't find ...
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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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Notepad++ doesn't show Russian letters

I'm trying to setup the translation file (.php) but can't get Notepad++ to display the Russian text. The file was created on a PC with Russian Windows 7 (Windows Notepad) and everything looks fine ...
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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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Disable input language switching shortcut

I'm not sure what the issue is on my Windows computer but I can't seem to determine what triggers the input language switcher that I seem to accidentally press too often. I have three inputs set up: ...
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Command line showing only question marks at non-English computer

I have a Windows computer that's using a non-English language. I installed Java to make a keystore to my server. But when I execute it, it only shows '??????' For example C:\Java\bin\keytool> ...
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Mac “c” key not working

My Mac is suffering from a keyboard key mapping problem. I don't know what system update or application update that changed just one key mapping: the "c" key Now whenever I press the "c" key under ...
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How to get user defined language in Notepad++ to follow master formatting?

I have successfully created a user defined language file in Notepad++ and this file has formatting, highlighting, etc. What I am hoping to do however is tie these into the main theme is. But it looks ...
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language change my laptop windows 8

I have an HP laptop computer running Windows 8. It was purchased in the NORWAY and is in NORWEGIAN. I need to use English and have the entire system language be English. Can I change this myself or ...
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How to disable language autodetection in Word style?

I want to make style to type programming code in Word. Unfortunately, Word tries to guess (human) language and do some other wrong things. How to disable? There is an option, but it is dimmed:
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Firefox Google search language is set to Spanish

Whenever I search Google from Firefox it takes me to search results in a strange language with "buscar" instead of "search" etc. ...
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Language-independent keyboard shortcut to create a new text file

I need a locale-independent solution to create a new text file with a keyboard shortcut in Windows 7. I've tried AutoHotkey to create shortcut in Windows 7 for text file creation in current window of ...
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Add language to Windows XP automatically

I want to automate a process due to the number of computers I have. The problem is that I need to add languages to a large number of XP systems so I can type using French or Arabic keyboards without ...
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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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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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How to change Windows 8 core installation language to English?

I recently bought a new Lenovo laptop from Poland with Windows 8. Everything is dandy until I notice that it's all Polish and I don't speak Polish. Well, I can change the language to English, but ...
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How to change key mapping for a specific language?

I'm on windows xp, sp3. I use two languages, English and Serbian. When I write in Serbian "z" and "y" switch their keys. When I press the "z" key I get "y" as output and vica versa. This is ...
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What is this extra data in the language HTTP header field?

While sniffing the headers of my browser, I see that my "Accept-Language" header contains en-US,en;q=0.5. I understand the en-US, but what/where is the ,en; for/from? And the q=0.5? This header value ...
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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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Changing labels language in LibreOffice

I'm using the Italian version of LibreOffice 4.0.4, and writing a document in English. I set English as document language, and the spellchecking works properly. However, when I insert captions and ...
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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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How to force a language for all websites [duplicate]

I am currently living in UAE but I do not speak Arabic and almost all websites always show content in Arabic even though I have setup my preferred language to English in both my OS, which is Windows ...
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Outlook 2010 Accepted Appointments showing as question marks

I have had several users approach me with an issue. Basically when viewing a meeting invitation with Japanese text the text displays fine. After accepting the invitation or trying to respond or ...
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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

There have been many threads about this but my case is rather tricky. I have bought a new PC, the person who assambled the pc has installed a Windows 7 Professional Polish starter pack. The day after ...
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Using non-system language in Window's Command Prompt

I have to auto-send a yes input to my command prompt. Usually it can be done just pressing y and my program can do it without any problem. But.. if I run my program from a non English computer I need ...
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Chrome display is Polish despite setting for English language

My language is set to English (U.S) in Chrome, yet it is displaying in Polish. Why? How do I fix this (again, it was already, and still is, set to English in settings.)
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Batch transliterate Excel XLSX files

I've got about 10 thousand XLSX files that have content in Cyrillic alphabet. I need to transliterate the content of these files into Latin alphabet. Is there any way to do it with Excel or do I ...
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How do I get Word 2007 to spell check Hebrew?

I have bought a laptop with Windows 8 installed. I installed Office 2007, but for some reason I can't get Word to check spelling in Hebrew, even though I've added it. In the language screen, English ...
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Writing mixed text in Microsoft Word

In Word, while writing japanese using a japanese font sometimes I have to write also some romaji, and when I do it automatically switches to a different font for that text only. This is particularly ...
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Can't delete file with foreign letters

I have a file: På hjul.mkv When trying to move or delete file I get rm: can't remove 'På Hjul.mkv': No such file or directory The same thing happens when trying to issue $ rm *P* or the like: ...
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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 ...