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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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; ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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Changing keyboard layout

I want to change the keyboard layout from US to UK through the terminal on my Linux machine. I'm running CentOS 6.4. I have tried using the loadkeys uk method, but it doesn't change the layout. It is ...
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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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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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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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R locale setting problems on Mac OS X

I'm trying to install packages in R using Mac OS X, but I keep getting tar: Failed to set default locale errors for any package I try. After Googling around I found that this was due to unexpected ...
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How to force a language for all websites [duplicate]

I am currently living in UAE but I do not speak Arabic and almost all websites always show content in Arabic even though I have setup my preferred language to English in both my OS, which is Windows ...
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Cannot install Windows 7 gadgets (thirdparty) 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...
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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 ...
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How to define a custom locale?

I want to define a custom locale with my own calendar settings. In this locale, we set a specified year as the first year. For example, if I define a en_UNIX.UTF-8, I'd like to set AD 1970 as year 1, ...
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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 ...