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How to setup GIMP 2.8 language in Windows Vista

My GIMP instance runs using current locale of Windows. But I want to run it with English. How to do this? I found page http://docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-fire-up.html#gimp-concepts-running-language , but ...
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Set up Putty and Server to only use UTF-8

I am trying to only use UTF-8 for anything (Client on Win7 64 bit, servers Debian 64bit, su rights for everything). On Stackoverflow I can find many solutions to fix vim for UTF-8 handling. I also ...
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locale: What is the LANGUAGE variable used for? (and when?)

I am trying to understand the locales used in Linux. On my Ubuntu 11.10 system locale puts out the following: LANG=en_DK.UTF-8 LANGUAGE=en_GB:en LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 LC_NUMERIC="en_DK.UTF-8" ...
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How do you change the Time Zone in the Windows 8 Consumer Preview?

It appears that installing Windows 8 on top of XP doesn't give you the option to choose the locale and other settings -- I've got the right keyboard layout restored, and can change the system locale ...
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less with color and locale

Using cygwin I've a problem in less: I can't see colors (for example using grep --color) and I can't set the locale I'm using (LC_ALL=C). I type this command: echo òùàòùàòà | grep --color àò | sort ...
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LANG and LANGUAGE environment variable in Debian based systems

It seems both the LANG and LANGUAGE environment variable are used by some programs to determine their user interface language. What are the exact semantics of these variables and where can I read ...
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Easy way to one-off import data with different decimal separator in Excel?

My OS's locale uses the comma as a decimal separator. However, once in a while I need to process data in Excel which is formatted with a point as decimal separator. Depending on the source of the ...
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Windows login screen in a different keyboard 'language' than windows

Recently I had to change my domain password. I did, and used the new password all day, logging in to various services using it. I then rebooted the machine, and when I can to login to the machine ...
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Non-unicode characters language in OS X

In Windows, whenever I am facing an incorrect display of non-unicode characters (for me usually Russian (Cyrillic) characters may get displayed as ancient runes =), I go to regional settings, set ...
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SVN on Windows: how to make it English

I'm using SVN 1.7.2 binaries on my German Windows XP machine. What I need to do to make it output text in English instead of German?
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Incorrect locale setting on Ubuntu with Gnome Shell

I want all applications in my system to be in English language but I want all formats (dates, currency, numbers) to be localized for Germany. I set up my Gnome Shell to the correct setting but ...
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Debian 5.0 belocs-locales vs locales

On Ubuntu, to add a locale to the system, I would edit /var/lib/locales/supported.d/local, add the locale and then run dpkg-reconfigure locales. I tried that on a Debian 5.0, but I discovered that ...
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How to install missing locales for OS X 10.6

The es_AR locale is missing from /usr/share/locale, is it possible to generate it? How? It should be the same as es_ES locale but using ARS instead of EUR for currency. Doing the es_AR.UTF-8 alone ...
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How to enter formulas in Excel in other locales (with different decimal separators)?

I'm getting a strange error in Excel where I cannot enter formulas: =ROUND(1.5,0) gives an error: The formula you typed contains an error I presume it has something to do with the (red ...
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7z is unable to archive files with umlaut

I have a file named foobarë. When I try to 7zip it on Debian (stable) via Putty, I get the following: server:/tmp# 7za a test.7zip foobarë 7-Zip (A) 9.04 beta Copyright (c) 1999-2009 Igor Pavlov ...
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Linux - Forcing 24-hour locale?

Is there any way to force 24-hour time in my locale (for example, 14:00) instead of 12-hour time (2:00 PM)? I use the en_US locale with a UTF-8 character set on Arch Linux, but this shouldn't matter, ...
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Applocale alternative for Windows 7

Looks like Applocale is developed before Windows Vista UAC and has many compatibility issues. Even after successfully installed, it still doesn't work for some of the programs. So I was wondering if ...
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changing the current set locale on a Linux(Ubuntu)

I have a Ubuntu system on which current locale is(output of locale command): LANG=en_GB.UTF-8 LC_CTYPE="en_GB.UTF-8" LC_NUMERIC="en_GB.UTF-8" LC_TIME="en_GB.UTF-8" LC_COLLATE="en_GB.UTF-8" ...
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FreeBSD: Using rsync to backup a Windows-hosted share over Samba

I am trying to backup a Windows-hosted share, using rsync, from a FreeBSD8.2 box: bash$ sudo -i bash# uname -a FreeBSD zeus.companyname.gr 8.2-RELEASE ...amd64 bash# cat /root/.nsmbrc ... ...
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Why “LANG=C”? (not D or E or F)

In order to turn off localisation features one should set LANG environment variable to "C". Why "C"? Where it came from?
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Gnucash for Mac has got my locale wrong

My Mac locale is set to Philippines, but Gnucash defaults to Australia since it is the first on the list. How do I fix this?
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Show the currency symbol *before* the number in OS X

I’m using the latest Mac OS X (10.6.4). It’s possible to customize the currency notation in System Preferences › Language & Text › Formats. However, it doesn’t seem to be possible to choose ...
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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 ...
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Where is the list of available Windows locales?

If you open the Regional and Language Options (via Control Panel), and click on the Regional Options tab, then there is a drop down list of all the available locales. Where is this list populated ...
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DEBIAN-likes to detect the keyboard layout

I would like to find out the current keyboard layout of a debian-like OS. env-var? /etc/? locales? Context: __ Playing around with RFID reader in serial, using python to output to console through ...
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Set ubuntu locale

How can I set my locale and date format to be y/m/d in Arabic? Machine Info: Ubuntu 9.10
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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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Default language in Windows 7

I have Windows 7, and I set up English like default language, but every time I open new window keyboard layout become be non English, but second language, and it occurs only when I login with local ...
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Regenerating /usr/share/locale/ on Arch Linux

Is there a way to regenerate deleted locale on /usr/share/locale without downloading the application again?
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How can I get the encoding of my system?

Is there any command for command prompt through which I can know the default encoding of my system?
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How do I connect from a utf-8 client to a latin1 server over ssh?

I have a fresh Ubuntu install and I want to connect over ssh in a gnome-terminal. The server uses latin1 (All files etc. are latin1), so I want to use that in the session. I have changed the charset ...
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Microsoft Outlook hangs when switching input language

I have two keyboard languages, Swedish and American English. Normally, I switch language by hitting [alt]+[shift] and it works like a charm. However, suddenly Microsoft Outlook has started to hang ...
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How to use UTF-8 in vim on Mac OS X?

I want to edit UTF-8 documents with vim (7.2 installed via MacPorts, big feautre set, iconv support enabled, multi-byte support enabled) on Mac OS X 10.4 within terminal.app. Terminal.app is ...
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Mac: can I create custom region settings, copy, distribute and reuse it?

I'm a very finicky person when it comes to my locale settings, and none of the preset regions is good enough for me. I want my dates in german (or ISO) format, but I want the names of days and months ...
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Backtick and tilde keys - Why the switch?

Most of the differences between European and US keyboards make sense for reasons of localisation. However, one thing I've always felt the US keyboards did better (and all EU keyboards I've used seem ...
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Kubuntu KDE Language Mixup

I installed Kubuntu 9.04 with Dutch as the language setting. However, when I first started, everything was actually in English. In the system settings -> region and language I set the system language ...