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Changing “Input Mode” on Windows 7 Japanese IME via keyboard shortcut (hiragana, katakana, alphanumeric; half/full width)

I frequently type Japanese (and a few other languages) using an English keyboard using stock Windows 7 Starter with its standard Japanese Input Method Editor (IME). Japanese keyboards have two or ...
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Kanji changing to boxes in Excel when I switch from Japanese to English input.

I'm creating a database that includes a column of Japanese amidst many columns of English, but every time I switch my input language to English, the kanji turn to boxes with the character 字 inside ...
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Can't stop Microsoft.com from detecting my location

I want to record a screen recording for an English customer. So I don't want any windows or websites to be shown in my local non-English language. What a frustrating process! Things I have done: ...
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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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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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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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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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Spellchecking other languages than default in Live Mail 2011

My buddy is using Microsoft Live Mail 2011. The challenge is: this is a basically German setup - so the menus and dialogs and all are German. He also needs to write e-mails in English and French, and ...
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How do I change the function field in excel to show Bengali Characters?

I received an excel file that has columns translated from english to Bengali. I have a Bengali font installed and it shows up in the main body of the spreadsheet but the characters are not showing up ...
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How do I add support for “Hindi Remington layout”, in Windows-8

How do I add support for "Hindi Remington layout", in Windows-8. I tried looking in the language option located in the control-pannel. However there are only 2 Hindi keyboard layouts ( Devanagari - ...
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Switch between Multiple Customised Lang & Region settings on Mac OS X Mavericks

I need to be able to switch quickly between two or three customised Language & Region prefs on Mac OS X. While there is an advanced tab which allows customisation, there is no way to save this as ...
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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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How to quickly change language spell check in chrome

I often write messages in 2 languages and I would like to change language spell check quickly. Is there any shortcut for this? I can use right mouse click and than navigate to change language, but ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Tasks Vs. Tâches - Outlook 2003

I am working in a french IT environment and I have a lawyer here that his Outlook and Windows XP SP3 is in french. I changed his old laptop (English) for a new one (French). In Outlook 2003 on his ...
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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 ...
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How to make IE’s spellcheck recognise English?

I’m using Polish Windows 8.1 with Polish, English and Russian added in the language control panel. While using IE, it does not seem to recognise English words and underlines them in red (It checks ...
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How to soft code non-english subtitles for movies to be playable on Sony smart TVs

I'm looking for a way to soft code non-English subtitles (common formats .srt etc) into movies and they be playable in a Smart TV like Sony Bravia. i tried to use mkvmerge GUI (mmg) and it did it very ...
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why text services and input languages in windows 7 always change language automatically when the next logon

Why text services and input languages in windows 7 always change language automatically when the next logon? My windows7 always change language in the text service and input language if whenever I ...
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Fedora, keyboard input source switching impossible

I have two keyboard input sources (English and Persian languages) on my machine running Fedora release 20 (Heisenbug). It starts normally but after a while working with Persian it would be impossible ...
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How to change language in Rhinoceros 5 (educational)

I have the Rhino 5 and I have two languages installed: But I can't seem to be able to switch the language to English. Where can the language be changed?
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Input method: can't get rid of ENG United States

On my Windows 8.1 machine I have 2 input methods: English Australia - US Keyboard English Australia - US International Keyboard As you can see, the language is always only English Australia. Please ...
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windows 8.1: auto input language change when switching from MS Word

When I used Windows 7, Windows used to automatically switch to English when I switched away from MS word in which I was writing Persian. This was really handy because I only needed Persian input when ...
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Add second key combination to switch between keyboard layouts in Xubuntu

In windows you can switch between English and Bulgarian language with Alt + Shift. But there is an option to switch between Bulgarian Traditional and Bulgarian Phonetic layout using Ctrl + Shift. When ...
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How to disable one keyboard language that case when don't see it in the language bar?

I have strange problem in my computer. I use two keyborad local: Hungary, English. After Windows Update my computer default language was set to Latvia (LV). But I cannot see this languauge in settings ...
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How to be able to write numbers in multiple languages in MS Excel?

In MS Word we can set the Numeral option to Context and be able to switch the language and use it's numerals, This question has the answer that shows how to do it. I can't seem to find anything at ...