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

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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 ...
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Windows 8 language missing

I have recently installed windows 8 however i have found that when i try to look through the languages i cannot find the english version so i am now stuck trying to read french until i find out how to ...
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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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What exactly is the consequence of changing the “system locale” in Windows 8?

I read http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/change-the-system-locale (windows 8 linked me to this help page) and I still can't completely understand what that means. In which way is the ...
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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 to stop windows from adding additional keyboards to languages

I have the English language setup with the normal en-us layout, and only this layout. I have the Spanish language setup with united states - international layout. When I switch to English it gives me ...
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Can I change the Windows 8 Pro language after buying a PC? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to have several languages in Windows 8? I want to buy a laptop with Windows 8 Pro. Can I then install another language in this edition of Windows? And ...
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Can I install an additional Language pack to Microsoft Surface

I currently live in China so my only options to buy a Surface tablet is to buy it here or in Hong Kong. Problem is that by default the entire UI is in Chinese. In the x86 version of Windows 8 you can ...
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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 to change language of spell checker in IE under Windows 8? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I change the spell check and auto-correction language of IE10/Windows8? How do i change the language for the spell checker in a text area in IE 10 on Windows 8 ...
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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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Change language of all slides in LibreOffice Impress

I am running LibreOffice (Version 3.6.2.2) on MacOs X and would like to change the spellcheck language for all slides. How can I set this for the whole document. The common advice that I found ...
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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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Microsoft Word Strict Inforcement of New Zealand (British) English

In Microsoft Word, If I spell a word in American English, and British English - it accepts both as valid. But I want to tell MS Word to make American English spelling marked as incorrect. I have my ...
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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 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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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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MSI installer: Run in English instead of the system language

How can I make an MSI installer run in English? I'm trying to install LibreOffice on a machine running a Korean version of Windows XP. I don't know Korean. I haven't used Windows with any frequency ...
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Windows Media Center spontaneously changing the language of program descriptions

I have found a rather bizarre issue in Windows Media Center (WMC). I use WMC to record and watch movies (using my TV tuner card), and currently I have a few hundred movies stored on one of my hard ...
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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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What software allows editing text with furigana professionally?

I'm studying Japanese and need to write a lot of text with furigana. I've been using Word so far but my main concern is that entering furigana is not only quite clumsy (no hotkey) but what's more ...
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How can I type ティ “tei” (small ィ) in Japanese on OSX?

I have been typing in Japanese for a while now but I cannot figure out how to type ティ (small ィ, not a big one イ). How does one do this using the Katakana input method of OSX?
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How to change Skype language to Portuguese in MacBook Pro running Mac OS X version 10.6.8?

I am unable to change the Skype language from English to Portuguese in MacBook Pro running Mac OS X version 10.6.8. What I have done: I've downloaded the Portuguese version of Skype; I have under ...
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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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Why is windows 8 rendering CRLFs as a Square Character [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unknown glyph symbols on the Volume Mixer In a number of random locations in windows 8 (one of which is the volume control) it seems to be rendering the end of line as a ...
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Change powerpoint spell language in a fast way

not sure this is the right place but I found a similar question here, so probably it is. I'm working on some presentations which contain text in two different languages. These languages are ...
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How can I change my language/keyboard input language system-wide temporarily?

I currently have two languages set up; English and Dutch. The only difference is in keyboard input. The Dutch one uses the French/Belgian AZERTY layout and the English one uses the Irish/English ...
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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 ...