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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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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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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How to change gnome session locale?

How do I change the default locale for my gnome session? I created /etc/default/locale-local with this content: LANG=pt_PT.UTf-8 LC_MESSAGES=en_US.UTF-8 and added this to /etc/pam.d/gdm3, /etc/pam....
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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 ...
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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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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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Changing Ubuntu locale settings by GUI crashes the accounts-daemon

I'm usung Ubuntu 12.04 and after an automatic update it changed the system default encoding form UTF-8 to "ANSI_X3.4-1968". I realized that when my code comments in Eclipse appeared with strange ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to highlight keyboard led using current locale

How does one make the keyboard led show his current locale? It might be useful for users using two locales (languages). Desired behavior: capslock led on keyboad is OFF for your first locale (...
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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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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 ?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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" ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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" ...
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get output from cmdline application independently of system's locale

I'm trying to get the full OS-version information of a w32 host in a script (thus: from the cmdline), to be run on a variety of different machines. For this, i'm using the systeminfo as described ...
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Can't change system locale in Embedded Standard 7

I have Windows Embedded Standard 7 US English, but for one application I need to change language for non-unicode programs, so that it displays correctly. When I go to Region and Language, ...
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Unsupported locale prevents me from starting apps

I have the following locale settings when I type export: declare -x LANG="es_ES.ISO-8859-1" declare -x LANGUAGE="es:en" declare -x LC_ADDRESS="ms_MY.UTF-8" declare -x LC_IDENTIFICATION="ms_MY.UTF-8" ...
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How to display Wacom Preferences in English

I own a Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch and have installed the drivers under a localized version of Windows 7. I would like to know whether there is a way to have the Wacom Preferences application ...
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Linux - Wine - is it possible to force locale + date/time format?

I would like to run some sensor software using Wine and serial port. However, this SW strictly requires exact date/time settings to work correctly. I created a new account in KDE (running Kubuntu 13....
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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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How to force Excel to use English formats on non-English locale?

I'm using English Windows, English Office but my system locale is Czech. This unfortunately leaks into Excel: How do I get rid of this? I want my worksheet to be pure English (US) – all amounts in ...
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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 ...
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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’, ‘...
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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 ...
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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-...
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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 ...
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Is there a standard for specifying weather-related preferences?

I find over and over again that weather applications and web sites default to temperatures in °F and wind speeds in mph. My local standard (which is "local" in most of the world, I believe) is °C and ...
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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 ...
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How can I make dir command in cmd.exe to behave as though it were under a different Locale?

When I change my System Locale to a Simplified Chinese (PRC), and I open cmd.exe, a dir command will display the Chinese character file names correctly. If my System Locale is English (United States),...