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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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 ...