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

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How can I install another locale for Firefox?

I've installed FF 3.6.3 on a multi-user system with the German language; however I'ld like to have everything in English (interface, etc.) for my user without installing a separate version of FF in ...
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How to switch languages on all desktops in Windows using Caps Lock?

lswitch fails (it works only on the first desktop). Running a copy of hacked lswitch on each desktop also fails. Punto switcher seems too big and intrusive for the task (and old version doesn't have ...
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Is the MUI Langauge Pack for Windows 7 available?

I just installed Windows 7 Enterprise from my MSDN account onto my dev and test machines. I found that the handwriting recognition previously found on my Windows Vista Home Premium and Ultimate (both ...
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How to change UI language of Marble for Windows?

How to change UI language of Marble for Windows? I want to set it to English. Please don't send me to the documentation, which say that Help menu should contain Switch Application Language item, ...
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How to Merge a Chinese-Only Doc and Its Translated English-Only Doc into A Chinese-English Bilingual Paragraph-by-Paragraph Doc

I translated a source document in Chinese into a target English document with a CAT (computer-aided translation) tool OmegaT. So, there are two documents, one is a Chinese document, and the other is ...
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Is there a wiki (in English language) about administration of Synology DSM and OS internals [closed]

The only wikis about administration of Synology products I found are http://www.synology-wiki.de: I'd rather like to contribute in English in order to enlarge the audience ...
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Are Windows 8 language packs translated completely?

Are Windows 8 language packs translated completely? Meaning when I install Windows 8 in english and install a german language pack (or any language pack), that when switch to german everything will be ...
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How Do I Set Document Language in Word for Mac?

You can change the default language, but Word for Mac doesn’t seem to have a document setting, and it brings English (US) in from other docs when you import text and infects the whole thing. Why no ...
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Polish fonts aren't working in console Fedora 20

I've got a problem with polish characters like źżćó in console on my Fedora 20 (kernel 3.13.3-201). Using LXTerminal or putty (via SSH) is everything ok. When I set: setfont latarcyrheb-sun16 , it's ...
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Do you know any Spanish-English IT Dictionary? [closed]

fellas. Don't know is this question belongs here, but anyway. I'm in the need of a Spanish-English IT Dictionary that you can access or download from the Internet for free. My studentes are going to ...
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Adding a file type association to Notepad++ not working (Yes I checked the other answers)

How my situation is different from the solutions presented in this thread (Assigning custom extensions to a language's syntax highlighting in Notepad++) is that I would like to add .css.liquid and ...
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How do I tell MS Excel to use the non-standard decimal separator in graphs and charts?

MS Excel 2010, using US English as default language. I have a document that needs to use the interpunct (·) as the decimal separator. I can go to File -> Options -> Advanced -> Decimal separator and ...
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Autodetect spell-checker language in Chrome using custom rules? [duplicate]

In the Chrome web-browser (current version: 32.0.1700.41 m Aura), how can I have Chrome AUTOMATICALLY detect the spell checker language for input fields, using sets of custom rules, for example: ...
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thunderbird: set default dictionary

In addition to the default english dictionary (myspell-en-us), I have installed german dictionary. Now it seems german is set to default. Every time I compose a message, german is selected as ...
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How to make the language bar work correctly?

I am facing a very strange behavior: my Windows 7's base language (the language my installation DVD is) is Romanian. So, my copy of Windows 7 has its UI in Romanian by default. Two days ago, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Adobe Air - Change language

How to change the language of Adobe Air? Currently the text during the installation dialog is displayed in German and I'd like to have it in English. (Is there a way to change it or do I need to ...
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Russian fonts in an English Illustrator CS5

A problem software platform is the following system: Windows 7 Professional English MS Office 2010 Eng Adobe Illustrator CS5 Windows has a rather small set of fonts that come pre-configured out of ...
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Foreign Languages show as symbols on my English Windows PC

I installed software that is in Russian and another one in Arabic, but the words show as symbols, even words typed in Notepad. How can I fix this issue? I'm using both Windows XP and Windows 7.
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Korean MUI Language Pack installed in Windows 7 Ultimate, but Korean language still not supported?

When that large batch of updates came by and asked me if I wanted to install all of the auxiliary languages, I selected yes to all of them, waited a few hours, and installed every language available ...
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When two Visual Studios are installed, how can I choose which to open?

I have installed both Visual Studio 2008 (Japanese version) and Visual Studio 2008 (English version) on the same machine. The computer's control panel lists two versions of Visual Studio 2008. When I ...
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Some Start menu items become unlocalized after sysprep

I successfully deployed Windows 7 on some computers. Now, in the Start menu, some items are in French (the native installation language) and other are unlocalized. I can see Welcome Center and ...
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Writing an “event board” heads up display, status board type program? [closed]

I'm interested in writing the software that controls one of those event boards, you know the kind I'm talking about, like the status board that they have over at Panic. Anyways I'd like it to display ...
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Glade: How change program interface language?

I'm using Glade (GTK+ 2 User Interface Builder). But I'm from Brazil, and my Ubuntu 10.10 is in portuguese. How can I make Glade use English by default language? P.S: I don't want to turn all my ...
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My umlaut/trema vanished on OSX, how do I get it back?

My native language (Dutch) uses the double-dot on top of vowels, aka "umlaut" or "trema". It looks like this: ё, Ü, Ö, ï you get the gist (copy&pasted from the web). Until recently, I was able to ...
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How to change the Windows XP default language without reinstalling the OS

how can I change the Windows XP default language from French to US English without reinstalling the operating system? If this is possible, how can I do this?
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linux synonym /antonym application

is there a free command line tool (with database) to find synonyms/antonyms (linux)? where can i get it?
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How to use more than one keyboard with different layouts?

I type in many languages, and switching between them is a waste of time. I would like to use several physical keyboards for different languages. So is it possible to use two or more keyboards at the ...