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Installing new Text-To-Speech languages on Windows 7 32bit Home Premium

I've been hoping to install a Spanish Text-To-Speech voice for use with a vb.Net program I'm creating. I've downloaded MSSpeech_TTS_es-ES_Helenafrom ...
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Spell checking language in PowerPoint 2013

How do I force a change of the default spell check language in a PowerPoint document? My windows 7 machine and office installation are all running English. However I'm using a Swedish keyboard ...
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French accents not displaying correctly in Chrome under Windows 7

I use both English and French in my everyday work as a translator, so I don't have any keyboard-related issues. For about two months now, all my accented French letters are displaying incorrectly, to ...
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How can I remove a keyboard layout that isn't listed in the control panel?

Here's an interesting oddity: My work computer comes with a corporate disk image preloaded, and it is preconfigured with the German "QWERTZ" keyboard layout. Using the control panel, I added my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Aquamacs, MacOS and language specific hotkeys

I'm running Aquamacs on Mac OS Lion. Input mode is set to native. When I switch input language to Russian all hotkeys stop working. As all keys are interpreted as Russian keys. Is there a simple way ...
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How can I italicize foreign language words in MS Word (2010)?

I've made my undergraduate thesis using Word 2010 and I've set language to my country language (I've downloaded spelling and grammar for my country language too). My college has a rule to type ...
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Making Windows XP use a global input language instead of per-application

I work with 2, sometimes 3 different languages on my XP boxes. Windows XP chooses input language on a per-application basis. That is, when I switch to a different application, Windows sometimes ...
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Man and LANG issue

My LANG=ru_RU.cp1251 so if man page was translated I get garbage in output. Problem lies out of 'cp1251' because /usr/share/man/ru store man pages in different encoding: ...
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Are there any Google Chrome extensions for inserting Furigana over Kanji?

Are there any Google Chrome extensions or userscripts for automatically inserting Furigana characters over Kanji in web pages? Please don't suggest Furigana Injector, because it doesn't work and is ...
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Does a Windows 7 dvd only have one language?

I'm a Dutch developer living in Spain. I recently composed a new computer from new parts and I installed Windows 7 Professional 64 bit (OEM) on it. On the web site of the on-line shop there was a note ...
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Microsoft Office Localization

I have installed a language pack for Microsoft Office 2010 in order to be able to spell check another language. Now the Event Log messages for Microsoft Office are appearing in that language. The ...
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How to set the language in Gnome3?

I have set up Gnome3 on my FreeBSD 8.2 box. Everything is fine, but one small problem: I can't find a way to set a locale. In (System settings - Region and Language - Language) shown only "Unspecified ...
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different language in the bibliograhpy feature of word 2007

I am looking for help concerning a university task. I am using Word 2007 (installed in a German version) and want to enter all the quotes/citations and books into the bibliography system of word. The ...
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how do I change the default font for different languages in Safari on a Mac?

how do I change the default font for different languages in Safari on a Mac? Unlike Firefox, where you can specify the default sans-serif, serif, and monospace fonts for each language, in Safari you ...
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English keyboard shortcuts & multiple input language

I use the vim-like keyboard shortcuts on websites like gmail & twitter (e.g j, k, etc.). Often I need to switch to other non-English input language to write an email and at the same time, it would ...
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From one language to another

How I can change Windows XP's language? The original is not English, and the language that I want to "install" is not English, too. Both languages use the "latin alphabet". I mean changing the ...
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Does it matter how many spaces exist in terminal commands?

For those of us humans trying to learn terminal languages and codes, does it matter how many spaces are or are not included in the commands and scripts of various languages? For instance, is there any ...
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Windows 7: Japanese not displaying in Windows

I cannot view Japanese characters in Windows 7. Even filenames that contain Japanese characters show up as squares in folders. Or error boxes that come up in Windows that would normally contain ...
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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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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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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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Cygwin (bash, g++…) is in Japanese mode - how to set everything to English?

I am using Cygwin under Windows 7. For some reason (*) Cygwin talks to me in Japanese: bash responses, error messages from g++ etc are in Japanese. I speak some Japanese but having C++ compiler error ...
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Is there a way to make an Italian Windows 7 Starter to speak Spanish?

We have this brand-new Windows 7 Starter netbook with Italian language and we'd like to have it in Spanish instead. MS will not let me download and install a Language Pack and neither a Language ...
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How do I keep changing my language settings on Windows XP by accident?

I keep changing my language settings in Windows XP to English (US) or, even worse, Estonian by accident. I've got the language bar on and I need to keep it. I'm pretty sure I'm not accidentally ...
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IM software with real time translation?

Is there an Instant Messaging client which translates messages to and fro as they are typed/received? So I can configure my language, (eg. English) and my correspondent's language, (eg. Spanish), and ...
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Why won't Alt+Shift switch languages in Microsoft Word?

I have Windows 7 RTM, Office 2007 SP1, and a computer with English and Hebrew languages installed. In most programs (e.g. notepad), Left Alt+Shift switches from Hebrew to English and vice versa. In ...
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How not to get Swedish on an English web site, computer etc.?

When I opened Chrome and typed in http://azure.microsoft.com, I got immediately bumped to http://azure.microsoft.com/sv-se/. The page is in Swedish and, while I do speak the language, two things annoy ...
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How force Jenkins to show UI always in English?

I'm using Google Chrome. When I'm using Jenkins (This is remote service, I don't have control over it) then part of UI is displaying in my local language. How can I tell Jenkins to always display ...
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Monospace font which supports at least both of Korean hangul and the Georgian alphabet?

Being both a language enthusiast and a programmer, I find myself often doing programming or text processing involving foreign language alphabets and scripts. One annoyance however is that CJK fonts ...
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Keyboard shortcut for keyboard layout switch in fedora 16

I've just installed Fedora 16 x64 with Gnome 3.1 on my laptop and have some little but very annoying problem - I can't set keyboard shortcut for switching keyboard layouts(simply switching languages) ...
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Problem with Non English(Farsi, …) subtitle

When I want see movie or video in mac os x (with VLC, MplayerX, DivX Player, Quick Time) and want to load subtitle these video player application can't load my subtitle correctly and show in strange ...
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Windows XP Language, explorer.exe

I was given by my company a laptop with Windows XP Professional in Spanish. I would like to translate it to English, since I really DISLIKE to use localized versions of programs. I have read about ...
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National number format in excel

I have MS Windows 7 and MS Excel 2013. I usually edit English documents but I occasionally need to edit and print documents in different languages (German, Russian, Czech). Excel gets decimal symbol ...
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Change interface language of Chrome to English

The interface language of my Windows 10 is English. Also of the browsers, except Chrome, which is in Hebrew that I cannot read. I want to change the interface language on Chrome to English too. What ...
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Change Windows 8.1 Language for System Messages

I purchased a Surface Pro 2 in the US and then moved to Spain. I just completed a warranty exchange here in Spain and received a Spanish version SP2. I immediately changed the display language to ...
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Setting the language of a Powerpoint presentation

Is there any way of setting the language of a Powerpoint presentation to be different from the system language? I found ways for changing the language of currently existing placeholders (and also VBA ...
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Does the new Windows 8 Burmese/Myanmar work properly in Windows 7?

I just learned from Michael Kaplan's Microsoft internationalization blog, Sorting it all Out, that Windows 8 now includes a keyboard layout form the Burmese / Myanmar language and also a very nice ...
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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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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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Logitech install package language shows as numerical

Do I have a corrupt install package for my Logitech cameras? This doesn't happen all of the time, but when installing, the languages show up as numerical instead of the actual language itself. ...
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Which browsers allow me to switch languages without reinstalling?

I would like to use the fact the browsers can be installed in various languages as a way to practice my French. So if I am in Firefox and see the word "options" in the menu and want to know how it is ...
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Enable different Handwriting Support for Windows 7 Professional

I have been told that Windows 7 Professional includes 8 additional handwritten support languages. How can I see what those languages are and how can I activate them? I would need German and Japanese ...
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How do I change languages in Windows 7 Starter Edition?

I have a laptop running Windows 7 Starter Edition. What is the procedure for changing the language setting from Spanish to English?