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Login window language has changed after update on Snow Leopard

After the latest update (beginning of Dec. 2012) on Snow Leopard my login window language has changed. My system is set to be in english but the login windows now is in french. Currently I am in ...
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UTF-8 locale portability (and ssh)

I spend a lot of my time sshed into various machines, all of which are different (some are embedded, some run Linux, some run BSD, &c.). On my own local machines, however, i use OS X, which of ...
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How can I change the locale of an existing user in Windows 7?

I have a Windows 7 machine acting as a public kiosk which automatically logs in when it boots to a heavily locked down mandatory profile. This user does not have access to the control panel. And the ...
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French accents on a PC with US keyboard ?

My laptop has a US keyboard, and I need to write some French, with accents. I know there's a painful way to do it with combinations of the alt key and the ascii code alt-codes, but I was wondering if ...
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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 to use LC_MESSAGES=C with gcc every time?

Currently I'm using Ubuntu with my system locale and language set to Japanese. However I'd like to have it always displaying gcc messages in English as it would be easier for me. I found here if I ...
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Change User locale but keep all settings for English (U.S.) in Windows7

I'd like to be able to display Russian characters in MATLAB. As described here I have to change both User and System Locales to Russian. And yes, it works! The problem is since I'm in US I don't want ...
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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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Is it safe to remove /usr/share/locale if 'locales' package is removed

I'm trying to make a minimalistic Debian install for a low-mem VPS box. I'll be uninstalling the locales package, as there is no need for any kind of locale support for my purposes (only a few server ...
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What locale does VIM use for sorting and regular expressions?

Suppose I have a file with the following content: c C b B a A When I do :%sort, I get the following result: A B C a b c When I do :%!sort (note the '!'), I get a A b B c C I get the same ...
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Windows codepage is broken

My Windows installation has Latin and Cyrillic inputs enabled, but uses the English layout. And I suddenly realized that non-unicode programs can not display Cyrillic symbols. They are displayed as ...
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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 I fix my locale configuration?

Hello. I'm getting some warnings when running perl: perl -e 'print "Hello\n";' perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings: LANGUAGE = (unset), ...
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Setup Ubuntu with differing locale and language settings

Why is it during a setup of Ubuntu / Debian, it is not possible to select a locale that is not strictly related to the selected language? Are there any drawbacks to using a locale setting different ...
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Change google search location beyond current country [closed]

I often work remotely and prefer using en-us locale settings for my searches. One of our computers is located in Germany, and whenever I try to change the location in Google Search Settings, I get an ...
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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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In zsh the date format for names isn't displayed properly

I don't know what's wrong or if I'm stupid or something, but I just can't get to display the date with words :( I've been trying this for hours now.. It should display Mon, but it displays a "M" ...
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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 ...