A locale is a set of parameters that defines the user's language, country and any special variant preferences, such as date format and currency, that the user wants to see in their user interface. Usually a locale identifier consists of at least a language identifier and a region identifier.

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Change an excel formula in one culture to a different culture [on hold]

I have an excel formula in One culture and i need it to be converted into a different culture. Any API's available for this ?
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How do I install/generate all locales on Fedora?

localectl list-locales lists quite a selection of english language locales, but everything else is missing. How do I install or generate all locales? I tried installing all language packs with: dnf ...
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Switch Calc (or Excel) formulas to English language

I'm not using an American/English version of Calc/Excel so, every time I want to post here (or on other "web-places") or when I want to try formulas posted by others I need to "translate" them somehow ...
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How can I change Windows 7 locale system-wide? [duplicate]

I changed the language of my system to my desired one using Control Panel. The problem is that Windows 7 startup logo (animation) is still in the old language, and so is the login UI. There are old ...
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Libreoffice - how to disable curly quotes? [duplicate]

I don't get it why my libreoffice puts curly quotes instead of straight ones. I'm using default English language, but still it writes curly quotes in a cell. But if write quote in for example find ...
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What does “Locale ID” mean in Windows 7 error reports?

I have come across a "Problem Signature", as follows, which contains a "Locale ID". What does it mean? Problem signature: Problem Event Name: PowerShell NameOfExe: powershell.exe ...
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How to keep US-English locale while using an Italian (or French) keyboard?

I have a very basic Win7 usage problem: My PC has an Italian keyboard, but I need to work with an US-English environment (Win7 is in English). Problem is in many programs (most notably in ...
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What exactly do the LC_* locale strings on Linux mean?

When I type on my Linux command prompt locale I get a long list of LC_* variables (like LC_TIME and so on). The value of the variables looks something like the ones from this list: en_US.8859-1 ...
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Rosetta Stone v5.0 on OS X and failed activation with “Error 8111”

I've purchased a downloadable version of Rosetta Stone (Spanish) v5.0 recently. It can be installed on two computers simultaneously. My Mrs. and I got the same copy of the installer, installed it ...
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Get my computer’s location from Terminal in Mac OS X

Can I get my computer’s location (running Mac OS X) to the granularity of city and country from the command line? The system clock has it so I am wondering if it's possible. I know I could get the IP ...
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Locale on Debian 7 doesn't change

So I have tried all things that I could Google up but still locale settings aren't changed (kind of, you will see what I mean). To start off desired locale (lv_LV.UTF-8) is available on the system: ...
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How to launch a 64-bit program with a different locale than the system locale?

I'm looking for a way to launch 64-bit programs in a Chinese, Japanese, and Russian locale without changing my current system locale (which is English). With Microsoft's AppLocale I was able to launch ...
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How to fix my locale to display Unicode correctly in irssi?

I've just arrived in my new lab and japan and the server I can use has only Japanese locales. A call to locale -a returns C POSIX ja_JP ja_JP.eucjp ja_JP.ujis ja_JP.utf8 japanese japanese.euc So I ...
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How to reset my text cursor after changing locale?

After changing the locale of my windows laptop to "Arabic (Saudi Arabia)", the text cursor displayed when typing changed from the usual vertical bar to a bar with a small protrusion near the top, as ...
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How to set different languages for locale format and Windows 7 programs?

I have Windows 7 SP1 x64 in English. Under Region and Language I've set my locale Format to Spanish (Argentina) because I want to see dates and time in my country's format. I don't like the programs ...
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Change the LiteIDE Menu to English in Windows 7 Japanese

I am having a Windows 7 Japanese version in my workplace. I wanted to open the LiteIDE with English menu. I have tried using both Apploc and SBAppLocale and both don't seem to be working. Please ...
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How to fix locale settings in Debian 7?

I'm having massive problems with Debian's locale Settings. I want my server to talk to me in standard English (en_US.UTF-8?) and additionally have de_DE.UTF-8 available for a few Python scripts that ...
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Using the correct keyboard layout without changing locale

May laptop was originally bought from Hong Kong and I had the change my region to the UK. This is one of the reason why I couldn't use the keys correctly e.g. the backslash. When I am working from ...
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Is there a standard for specifying weather-related preferences?

I find over and over again that weather applications and web sites default to temperatures in °F and wind speeds in mph. My local standard (which is "local" in most of the world, I believe) is °C and ...
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locales broken on Beaglebone Black running Debian

So this all started when I wanted to install my custom daemon on my Beaglebone Black running Debian using update-rc.d mydaemon defaults 97 like I've done many times during it's development on my Mint ...
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Understanding terminal locales

I am looking into terminal customisation, and in particular text encodings. I understand the differences between the UTF-* encodings, and the differences between different encoding types, generally ...
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Are websites ignoring locale or they are relying on IP? [duplicate]

I’m currently in Germany wonder why so many websites ignore my locale settings (in OS and browser) and are instead showing me content in German? Is it possible to turn this off? My locale is en-US. ...
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Can't set locale to en_US.UTF-8, but locale -a says it's available. No root

I'm trying to use powerline symbols in gvim. Part of that requires that I set my locale to UTF-8. export LANG=en_US.UTF-8 Afterwards I see the following errors. For gvim: bash-4.1$ /usr/bin/gvim ...
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Japanese characters displaying as random characters in program

I obtained a Japanese game recently(namely If My Heart Had Wings Flight Diaries), and when I run it, the Japanese characters in the text are replaced with random unicode characters, which wouldn't ...
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Is there a Unicode-aware LC_COLLATE sort order which respects punctuation?

As far as I can tell, setting the environment variable LC_COLLATE=en_US.utf8 changes four things compared to LC_COLLATE=c, regarding how programs like ls will sort files: Unicode characters are ...
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Windows Defaulting language to 'Unknown Language' Causing applications to crash on startup

Recently I've noticed that windows seems to be defaulting by system language for all applications to 'Unknown Language': This is causing some applications to crash on startup. If I quickly change ...
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Environment variable LC_ALL is always unset by default. why LC_ALL is unset?

Why LC_ALL is always unset by default on Linux and Unix machines? For example, on Linux: root@icubes:[~]# locale LANG=en_US.UTF-8 LC_CTYPE="en_US.UTF-8" LC_NUMERIC="en_US.UTF-8" ...
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Set different locale in terminals and KDE

My environment I'm using ArchLinux with KDE. What I'd like to do What I would like is to have KDE in my language (fr_FR) but all the terminals and tty in en_US (for debugging and having the same ...
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get output from cmdline application independently of system's locale

I'm trying to get the full OS-version information of a w32 host in a script (thus: from the cmdline), to be run on a variety of different machines. For this, i'm using the systeminfo as described ...
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Input accents in iTerm with international keyboard

I have an international keyboard where accents are inserted doing ALT+` e ==> è ALT+e e ==> é In Terminal.app this works correctly, in iTerm2 it doesn't. I get a bell sound when I ...
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How to open CSV file with Russian Excel?

Comma is used as decimal separator in Russian locale. This is probably the reason, why Russian Excel is unable to open CSV files: As you see, all data went to first column.
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Make Excel understand month names in english

I have Excel spreadsheets with dates as strings (12/Nov/12 6:59 PM). If I apply Date / Date Time format to that cells - nothing happens. What I want to do is to make Excel interpret theese values as ...
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Can't change system locale in Embedded Standard 7

I have Windows Embedded Standard 7 US English, but for one application I need to change language for non-unicode programs, so that it displays correctly. When I go to Region and Language, ...
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How to reset locale settings in Debian?

I am newbie to Debian, last night I regenerated locales using following command. sudo dpkg-reconfigure locales I selected all from the prompted screen and it generated all locales. After restarting ...
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How to highlight keyboard led using current locale

How does one make the keyboard led show his current locale? It might be useful for users using two locales (languages). Desired behavior: capslock led on keyboad is OFF for your first locale ...
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Meaning of LC_IDENTIFICATION environment variable

Just out of curiosity, what is the meaning of LC_IDENTIFICATION? The reason I am asking is, that a fresh US-English installation of Linux Mint (I guess Ubuntu would be the same), located in ...
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Changing keyboard layout

I want to change the keyboard layout from US to UK through the terminal on my Linux machine. I'm running CentOS 6.4. I have tried using the loadkeys uk method, but it doesn't change the layout. It is ...
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How to change gnome session locale?

How do I change the default locale for my gnome session? I created /etc/default/locale-local with this content: LANG=pt_PT.UTf-8 LC_MESSAGES=en_US.UTF-8 and added this to /etc/pam.d/gdm3, ...
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R locale setting problems on Mac OS X

I'm trying to install packages in R using Mac OS X, but I keep getting tar: Failed to set default locale errors for any package I try. After Googling around I found that this was due to unexpected ...
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Unsupported locale prevents me from starting apps

I have the following locale settings when I type export: declare -x LANG="es_ES.ISO-8859-1" declare -x LANGUAGE="es:en" declare -x LC_ADDRESS="ms_MY.UTF-8" declare -x LC_IDENTIFICATION="ms_MY.UTF-8" ...
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Permanently change default language and keyboard settings - what am I missing?

I'm trying to configure a Debian Linux (ARMHF 3.8.13-bone20) on a BeagleBone Black to use German as the default language and keyboard layout, which does not work, and I can't see why. I'm talking ...
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How to display Wacom Preferences in English

I own a Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch and have installed the drivers under a localized version of Windows 7. I would like to know whether there is a way to have the Wacom Preferences application ...
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Setting up a Word 2007 installation that was originally an Arabic Locale for American English Locale?

A laptop I have has Microsoft Word 2007 installed for the Arabic Locale. I'm trying to get it working with the American English Locale. While I've managed to get it to type English characters, it's ...
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Linux - Wine - is it possible to force locale + date/time format?

I would like to run some sensor software using Wine and serial port. However, this SW strictly requires exact date/time settings to work correctly. I created a new account in KDE (running Kubuntu ...
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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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Use a modern locale, but retain asciibetical sorting?

I bought a new laptop (an Ideapad Yoga), and put Linux Mint on it. Everything seems to be working well, but Mint's default LOCALE settings for my language choice (en-CA... not sure why CA when I'm in ...
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How to define a custom locale?

I want to define a custom locale with my own calendar settings. In this locale, we set a specified year as the first year. For example, if I define a en_UNIX.UTF-8, I'd like to set AD 1970 as year 1, ...
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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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Changing Ubuntu locale settings by GUI crashes the accounts-daemon

I'm usung Ubuntu 12.04 and after an automatic update it changed the system default encoding form UTF-8 to "ANSI_X3.4-1968". I realized that when my code comments in Eclipse appeared with strange ...
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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, ...