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

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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 ...
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Set Korean input type to default

I often need to switch between French keyboard layout and Korean layout. However, by default, the input type of the Korean layout is set to English, so equivalent to a regular QWERTY keyboard. I may ...
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How to change the default language for all slides in a PowerPoint presentation?

I tried the trick explained in a related discussion, but could not change the proofing language for all texts in all slides of a PowerPoint 2007 presentation. Could this be a feature of PowerPoint ...
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Remove invisible language modes in Windows 8

this might be considered a duplicate of my previous question: Disable [Windows]+[Space] hotkey in Windows 8 However my problem is more about getting rid of 2 settings, that should be removed, while ...
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Windows 8 - 2 languages. How to lock keyboard to only one?

I have small problem with my keyboard languages. I have 2 languages installed on my PC. I have English set as display language and Polish used for Keyboard layout, date and time. (I just don't like ...
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How to change the keyboard layout at the Windows XP login screen

I have a Dell computer with Windows XP Home Edition on it. Yesterday I was fooling around with trying to make my computer read Japanese characters. So buy accident I changed the keyboard layout to ...
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When buying Windows 8 in German, is it possible to install it in English? [duplicate]

I have a Mac and want to install Windows 8 via BootCamp on it as well. I signed up on microsoft.at and now I'm facing two questions. First off. The product says "Windows 8 Upgrade". What does that ...
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Default file extension for picture downloads on Chrome?

My google chrome will only save pictures as KanKan (then there's some Chinese: 图秀 or something) How do I get it back to .jpeg as a default? (the drop-down menu only says "all files")
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How to change language in a command-line software on debian

i'm using ‘exif’ on a server (Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.6 (squeeze)) and unlike on my dev computer (Mac OS X through MacPort) it runs in french : exif -h Utilisation: exif [OPTION...] fichier -v, ...
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Office 365 - language in the downloaded software

My company is about to buy Office 365 Small business premium, i.e. the variant where you can download the software to your laptop. My question is: When the software (e.g. Excel) is downloaded and ...
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Cannot use Chinese input language in PowerPoint

When I use PowerPoint, I cannot input Chinese text....it just does not do anything. It works fine in all other Windows programs, like Word, Excel, etc...but not ppt. Someone said to go to Language ...
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What is the recommended way to make a new keyboard mapping for a new language on Linux?

I have to type extensively in Sgaw Karen. As far as I have discovered, ready made keyboard layouts for this language exist only on Windows. So, my question is, what is the preferred approach one ...
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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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Copernic Language Settings

I live in the Czech republic and when I search for Czech emails using copernic, Czech characters get displayed incorrectly. Support told me to change the "Language for non-Unicode programs" to Czech, ...
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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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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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Windows 8 Pro Startup manager language

How can I change the Startup Manager's display language in Windows 8 Pro? I have been told by Microsoft that it cannot be done without reinstalling with an version with the correct language. Is this ...
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Can I change the system language on a Windows 8 computer from English to Russian? [duplicate]

I have an HP laptop computer running Windows 8. It was purchased in the US and is in English. I need to use it in Russia and have the entire system language be Russian. Can I change this myself or ...
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Install Russian on Windows XP

Is this possible? I need a keyboard layout for Russian and Ukranian - but it's not in the Regional Language and Settings list and I have enabled the advanced languages as well. I've tried Windows ...
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Firefox spellcheck settings keep changing

The spell-check language setting on Firefox keeps changing to en_CA rather than the default of en_US. I change it back but it invariably flips... maybe in a few hours, maybe a few days. (It's hard to ...
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Can I get VBA error messages in English language?

I'm using MS Excel in the Dutch language. When I get error messages they are also in Dutch. Is there any way to get these messages in the English language? edit: It's Excel 2010 (MS Office ...
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How to get keyboard layouts from microsoft keyboard creator to run in Win 8

So, apologies in advance if I break any house rules as this is my first question on the site. I use my various PCs in English, Hindi and Tamil. The default MS keyboard layout for Tamil is basically ...
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Where can I get the language-specific Office 2013 Preview?

I have installed office 2013 preview a month or so ago on my desktop (64 bit installer) in Dutch. Now I want to install it on my laptop, but the only thing that I can find is an English or a Spanish ...
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Is there an app that translates audio from one language into another? [closed]

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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How to add language to nokia asha 306? [closed]

I have a Nokia 306 Asha that I bought for my sister and she doesn't know english at all and the only understandable(by me) language that it has is english. I saw some descriptions by using PC ...
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Different language for browser and system in Windows 8

In Windows 8 it is possible to download multiple language packs. I'm running Windows in English but I'd like to set Dutch as the primary language/culture for Internet Explorer 10. As soon as I move ...
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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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Login window language has changed after update on Snow Leopard

After the latest update (beginning of Dec. 2012) on Snow Leopard my login window language has changed. My system is set to be in english but the login windows now is in french. Currently I am in ...
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centos 6, switching between different languages

I installed CentOS 6.3 US English as default. Since my PC has japanese keyboard I changed default keyboard layout to be Japanese (System->Preferences->keyboard menu). Then I learned I needed to ...
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Word 2007 Citation and References language issue

I'm using Word 2007's Citation and Bibliography feature in a large word document. The document is in English and its language is set as English. The citation style is set as APA. Still, when I place ...
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How to change Microsoft Office Language?

I have Legal license of Microsoft Office 2010 and Legal license of Windows 8. The OS, Windows 8 is English and the Microsoft Office is Hebrew. It's very uncomfortable, because Hebrew is a ...
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Kanji characters appear as boxes

i'm having trouble with the display of japanese characters on Windows 8 Pro (English, 64-bit, updated regularly). They appear as boxes (picture) in windows explorer, windows menus (even in the ...