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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
1answer
28 views

How programs determine which language to install in on Windows?

I have installed Geany IDE and Microsoft R Open on my Windows 7 64-bit computer which has Windows in English and some of the localization settings set to Turkish format and it has a Turkish IP. When I ...
9
votes
2answers
74k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
4k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
13 views

Change of system locale to japanese breaks windows NLS data

If I change the system locale to Japanese or Chinese (simplified) on my virtual machine with Windows 7, I'm prompted to reboot and the following screen appears: I have a previous system to revert ...
2
votes
3answers
3k views

Error when trying to change the time zone in Windows: “Unable to continue. You do not have permission to perform this task.”

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

Is there a way to have a Java installation with a different locale than my OS?

(I hope this is the correct place to ask my question.) Hello super users, I have a problem. I am using Windows 10 Home Single Language and I live in and bought my computer at Turkey, so the language ...
0
votes
4answers
1k views

Windows 10 calculator app does not respect region format decimal symbol

I recently installed Windows 10 (upgrade from 7). It is an English version Windows, which I configured to the German locale(*), which uses a comma (",") instead of a dot (".") as the decimal separator,...
1
vote
2answers
560 views

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 ...
7
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Linux locale - how to disable smart quotes?

On my Gentoo system, find . -regextype help outputs find: Unknown regular expression type ‘help’; valid types are ‘findutils-default’, ‘awk’, ‘egrep’, ‘ed’, ‘emacs’, ‘gnu-awk’, ‘grep’, ‘posix-awk’, ‘...
1
vote
0answers
43 views

Set the system locale without rebooting

I would like to change the system locale (Control Panel -> Language for Non-Unicode programs), however, it requires a reboot. Is it possible without reboot ? I need it mainly for SQL Server ...
0
votes
1answer
304 views

How do I get country specific results when using iGoogle?

Since I signed up for iGoogle, my search results have become less useful. Before, results would be weighted towards my locale - UK - so that I'd get shopping results in pounds, and .co.uk sites first. ...
0
votes
0answers
74 views

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 ...
-2
votes
2answers
957 views

How to reinstall and activate Adobe InDesign CS2 (Polish)?

I have a client that needs to reinstall their computer. They have a Polish version of InDesign CS2, which won’t activate anymore. How to install it after reinstalling Windows? The English version from ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

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, ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Using rsync to backup a Windows-hosted share over Samba in FreeBSD

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 ... [...
0
votes
1answer
118 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
317 views

Cannot install Windows 7 gadgets (third party) from a laptop I bought in Thailand?

I bought a laptop at an official Acer store in Thailand. It has Windows 7 Premium on it and the locale setting is English (United States). However I noticed that I am unable to upgrade to another ...
1
vote
0answers
117 views

Set Locales on Ubuntu

Greetings: I want to set locales in Ubuntu. It currently has en_US.UTF-8 and I want to change it to es_ES.ISO-8859-1. I added the locale by entering the command sudo locale-gen "es_ES.ISO-8859-1" ...
2
votes
3answers
3k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
78 views

Localizing SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) in Chrome

We have a report in SSRS that our users open in Chrome. The English version works great. However, we notice that Chrome does not appear to localize the built-in controls when we change the browser ...
2
votes
1answer
12k views

Office 2016 changed the UI language. How do I revert it back to English?

I have an Office 365 subscription, and now Office 2016 is out decided to upgrade. Following the advice in a Windows Insider Program email from earlier today, I decided to install immediately. (...
5
votes
2answers
9k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

Can I change my linux system EOL to use \r\n instead of \n by configuration files?

I want to change the default EOL of my linux system from \n to \r\n without recompiling it. Any configuration makes this possible (maybe locale)? Reason: I must make sure that for every user that ...
0
votes
1answer
82 views

Is it possible to set “locale” of a windows application to UTF-8?

We know here is an application called Applocale, which can change code page of non-unicode supported appliction , to solve text display problems. But there is a program that Right display Code Page ...
0
votes
0answers
68 views

How to install new DB2 Express-C interface (CLI/CLP) language / NLPACK

I'm using IBM DB2 Express-C Docker image on (RHEL 7) https://hub.docker.com/r/ibmcom/db2express-c/ In my dockerfile I'm creating my locale and calling a shell script: ... localedef -i fi_FI -c -f UTF-...
0
votes
2answers
552 views

Is there an App for Mac OS X that's like `Locale` for the iOS? [closed]

Locale is great because it can change my iPhone settings based on my location, time of day, etc. Is there something like that for Mac OS X that'll do something similar? Based on the WiFi I connect to, ...
9
votes
3answers
7k views

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; ...
1
vote
1answer
288 views

Locale issue in Linux Mint

I have this problem with locale on my Linux Mint Debian (LMDE). How can I fix this? cj@linux ~ $ locale locale: Cannot set LC_CTYPE to default locale: No such file or directory locale: Cannot set ...
1
vote
0answers
54 views

Add a new locale to OS X (/usr/share/locale)

I am trying to add a new locale support to my OS X system, which I could then use in Python scripts. It is Indonesian locale (id_ID) and I currently do not have it in my /usr/share/locales directory, ...
1
vote
1answer
418 views

Differences between en_US.utf8 and en_US.UTF-8?

I've had a terrible time getting zsh to play nicely with Debian Jessie, and I've come to the conclusion that my issues all stem from my system's locale. Running locale, I see LANG=en_US.utf8 LANGUAGE=...
1
vote
0answers
35 views

linux - set date offset from BIOS date

Linux can use BIOS clock in UTC or local time mode so it can add certain offset to BIOS time at OS level. Is it possible to do the same for date? I mean lets say I'd have 1999 year set in BIOS and ...
0
votes
0answers
51 views

Wrong decimal separator when inputting axis range in Excel

I have my decimal symbol set to a decimal point in Windows Regional Settings. This particular computer is running Windows 10, but I am experiencing this issue on Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 too. In ...
2
votes
0answers
77 views

Windows 10 Calculator showing in pseudo-local

I'm pretty new to windows 10, but my calculator app is showing in pseuedo-locale How to I turn this off and have it display in normal English ?
0
votes
2answers
364 views

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), ...
1
vote
0answers
113 views

OSX zsh not showing characters right (with UTF8)

After setting the locale to 'en_US.utf8', all the characters(except a-z A-Z) are not showing correctly. For example, space will show up as '<0020>' The locale is: $ locale LANG="en_US.UTF-8" ...
1
vote
1answer
492 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
5k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
125 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
5k views

Can I Start particular program with different language settings in Windows

I am using my windows with Turkish language as first choice. Non-Unicode programs also use Turkish language. My particular program, Visual Studio 2005 (Business Intelligence Studio 2005) is behaving ...
1
vote
1answer
113 views

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 PowerPoint)...
14
votes
1answer
10k views

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?
1
vote
1answer
100 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
460 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
4answers
6k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
34 views

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 ...