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Backslash with japanese locale on Windows

For application compatibility, I had to set my system locale to Japanese. That however made most of the backslash symbols '\' display as a yen symbol '¥'. Is there a way to force that character to ...
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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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Can I keep Windows from defaulting printers to A4 paper?

There's an old joke that English will be the language of Heaven, because Americans won't learn foreign languages. Microsoft seems to have internalized this joke... I am an American English speaker; ...
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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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How to deal with localized commands lines

I'm trying to write a python script to run on Windows (XP and up). Now this script calls "schtasks" to schedule some command in the future. The problem is that the script may run on machines with ...
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How do I type the backslash/Yen/¥ character on Japanese Windows?

I am running VirtualBox on a Ubuntu 12.04 host with a US keyboard. The virtual machine is running Japanese Windows Server 2008 R2 (Standard). I want to cd \ from the Command Prompt. On Japanese ...
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How can this be: I can switch to a keyboard layout which is not installed (Windows 7)

I live in Germany but have my Windows 7 system set to the English (UK) format (except for location, which is set to Germany). The Windows itself is an English one. I have only an American English and ...
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Changing Windows locales on a per-process basis

Is there any way to change the Windows locale only for a particular program? I have one or two programs that don't work correctly for non-English (U.S.) locales and would like to work around theirs ...