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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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,...
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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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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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How to change the UI language in Google Drive?

There is currently no option to change the UI language in Google Drive. Is it possible to change it somehow?
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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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How to change language in a command-line software on debian

i'm using ‘exif’ on a server (Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.6 (squeeze)) and unlike on my dev computer (Mac OS X through MacPort) it runs in french : exif -h Utilisation: exif [OPTION...] fichier -v, --...
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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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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 ...