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Saving a file in a CSV type in Excel always removes the BOM

I've been trying to find a reasonable solution/explanation (unsuccessfully) to find out why Excel defaults to removing the BOM when saving a file to the CSV type. Please forgive me if you find this a ...
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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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Can I change the default language of a application / program in Snow Leopard?

It used to be so easy in Leopard via the information dialog one could set any application to start in the desired language. Some programs like Things or the Adobe Creative Suite are simply more ...
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How to get English keybindings on localized Word

At work, I have a machine with a Norwegian Word 2010 installed. It uses localized keybindings, e.g. Ctrl-K for Italics instead of Ctrl-I, since Italics is called Kursiv in Norwegian. How can I ...
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Can't find Swedish language pack for English FireFox 15

I can't seem to find information on installing a Swedish language package on my machine. The language is not listed on the Firefox website and the hits on Google I got led nowhere (or, rather, to the ...
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How do services like Google Latitude geolocate my laptop PERFECTLY with no GPS?

How do services like Google Latitude, through my browser, obviously through my internet connection (Ethernet not Wi-Fi), obtain my location perfectly with only my current public IP address? By asking ...
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How Do I Add a Custom Language in Firefox?

Firefox has a list of built-in languages that are used to set the HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGE header. How do I add a custom one that's not on the list?
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nVidia hijacked a key combination, how do I reassign it?

This is a Windows 7 laptop with nVidia graphics and German localisation - so it has a Qwertz keyboard and the usual key mappings for it, like AltGr+Q for @ and AltGr+E for €. These two work as ...
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Why is my google bookmarks in polish?

I am using google from Germany, occasionally I get it in German, but once I log in it goes back to English, as from my setup. Today, as a logged in user, I performed a search of "google bookmarks", I ...
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Recently moved back to the US after several years in Europe - why do some site still show prices in Euros?

I just moved back to the US after spending 3 years in Europe. I have visited a couple commercial sites (e.g., Amazon.com) pushing me towards their French sites. I have also seen some international ...
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Can you make Windows 7 not localize folder names?

I am running preinstalled Windows 7 Home Premium (Nordic, in Finnish for me). My C:\ folder of course has the Users folder, but its name is in Finnish. Clicking on the folder name in Explorer shows ...
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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 configure the Command Prompt to display French correctly?

Observe the following snippet: PS Z:\dev\windows\nc\NC.ProtoBuf> hg help qimport hg qimport [-e] [-n NOM] [-f] [-g] [-P] [-r REV]... FICHIER... importe un patch Le patch est insÚrÚ dans la ...
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Is it possible to change Windows UI language without logoff?

In order to test the localization in my program I need to switch the Windows user language to the various languages my program supports. After installing the necessary "Multilingual User Interface" ...
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How to change the Linux Localization?

How to do change the Linux or ubuntu Localization? is there easy steps which I can convert Linux or ubuntu English into Tami language localization operating system ? or is there any free available ...
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What exactly is the consequence of changing the “system locale” in Windows 8?

I read http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/change-the-system-locale (windows 8 linked me to this help page) and I still can't completely understand what that means. In which way is the ...
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Remove XML node in Notepad++

I have a large XML with the structure below. Now, I want to get rid of the <tuv xml:lang="en-GB"><seg>CONTENT</seg></tuv> nodes, so for each unit only the de-DE part stays ...
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How to type # in vim with a British keyboard layout on OS X

My Mac has a British keyboard layout and the # symbol is entered with option-3, instead of shift-3 as with the US layout. This arrangement, though odd, works fine most of the time. However, when ...
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Disable localized sorting in Windows Explorer

I live in Denmark where we have some regional letters. These also have alternative spelling e.g. å can be spelled as aa, but these are practically never used. Though I have an English Windows 7 ...
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Windows 7: L10N mechanics

I have a localized version of Windows 7. I can't figure out where windows gets the names for files and directories on the system. For instance, consider the following (default) files. > cd ...
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Macbook pro keyboard localization for development: US English vs. International English

I'm about to order a Macbook Pro with an English language keyboard but cannot decide between the two localizations available. Therefore I'd like to ask you to give me hints, pros and cons if you have ...
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wmic - localized values

When using the wmic command, it is possible to specify a locale using /locale:ms_409 which means US English. I am using a German version of Windows XP, which displays some localized values when using ...
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How to stop Chrome from behaving like a virus?

Some time ago I installed Chrome (as I need to test my websites in it), but it launched uncontrollable background processes and updates, so I uninstalled it completely... Now I decided to install it ...
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Microsoft Office Localization

I have installed a language pack for Microsoft Office 2010 in order to be able to spell check another language. Now the Event Log messages for Microsoft Office are appearing in that language. The ...
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Preserving accented letters in small caps in French in Word

I have a Word document where the section titles are in small caps. This document is in French. Accents in the small caps text disappear, e.g. “Caractères accentués” comes out as CARACTERES ACCENTUES. ...
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How do I keep changing my language settings on Windows XP by accident?

I keep changing my language settings in Windows XP to English (US) or, even worse, Estonian by accident. I've got the language bar on and I need to keep it. I'm pretty sure I'm not accidentally ...
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Windows XP Language, explorer.exe

I was given by my company a laptop with Windows XP Professional in Spanish. I would like to translate it to English, since I really DISLIKE to use localized versions of programs. I have read about ...
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AppStore: how to use english only interface?

The thing is that, originally my account registered in Lithuania, and thnx god we don't have translate version of appstore. Because now I moved to Netherlands, I must change country in AppStore to use ...
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How can I type with Chinese characters in Windows 7?

I have a standard US version of Windows 7. I would like to input Chinese characters in Adobe Premier Pro. How can I do this?
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How to set different ANSI codepages for different legacy Windows applications?

Unfortunately there is still a lot of Windows applications that use legacy character encodings instead of proper Unicode. Windows control panel allows to choose one codepage for all of them but I use ...
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Internet Explorer - selected language is changing to English when opening a new window

When opening a new window in IE8 or IE9 (doesn't matter if using a link or window.open), my selected keyboard language is changing to English (doesn't matter what was the previous selection, tried it ...
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LibreOffice Calc function localization

I'm using LibreOffice 3.4.3 on Lubuntu. The locale I'm using is es_AR, I installed LibreOffice with sudo apt-get install libreoffice, then installed the Spanish language package with Synaptics ...
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Different languages in subject line and text body in outlook 2003

I am not an exchange admin in my organisation but I wondered if you can find a solution to this. When I send an email through Outlook 2003 (using Word 2003 to compose my mail) I get the subject ...
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Translation of default folder names in Windows

Windows (all versions) folders have their standard names such as Users, Documents, Local Settings etc that are unfortunately translated in other language versions, and thus instead of the names that ...
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Change language of error messages in Windows 7 x64

My Windows 7 installation had Russian localization. When I encountered errors, I thought to translate the errors to Google into English. I decided to change the display language to English. In ...
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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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How can I ping a non-english hostname in Windows?

Does windows support non-english hostnames? In such a case what is the netbios name of the host and how can I ping it from the command line?
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disable browser localization

How do I get the websites that I visit to stop localizing the language probably according to my IP location? This is an website specific issue because, for example economist.com and superuser.com do ...
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Is there any utility under Ubuntu for switching groups of keyboard layouts?

For example: i write a text which requires constant switching between russian and english layouts, but when i'm doing something else i need another pair/group of layouts(russian and ukrainian, etc). ...
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What computer-assisted translation (CAT) system could you recommend? [closed]

Ok, if you're in enterprise software development, you've probably faced with the problem of localization. When it comes to translating the texts of a certain piece of software to a certain language, ...
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Is it possible to change the font encoding for a Windows GUI application?

I have an application to watch TV on the screen (ComproDTV) installed on a Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit Russian edition. The app is localized and supports channel names, teletext etc. in Russian. However, ...
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Is there a program like poEdit for Firefox extension localization files DTD?

I want to help translate Fx extension into my language but i noticed that Fx does not use .po files. It is using dtd files. Is there a program to help me translate these kind of files?
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English keyboard shortcuts & multiple input language

I use the vim-like keyboard shortcuts on websites like gmail & twitter (e.g j, k, etc.). Often I need to switch to other non-English input language to write an email and at the same time, it would ...
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How to use LC_MESSAGES=C with gcc every time?

Currently I'm using Ubuntu with my system locale and language set to Japanese. However I'd like to have it always displaying gcc messages in English as it would be easier for me. I found here if I ...
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Customizing menu shortcuts in Firefox

I have several item in the context menu with the same shortcut character. How can I disable the shortcut for those items that I rarely use? In my case, the shortcut is "G_r_afik anzeigen" (probably ...
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Why is the U.S. version of Bing better than the versions for other languages? [closed]

I'm pretty sure that most of you noticed the difference in the Microsoft search engine Bing when switching between languages on the top right corner! Actually the ones other than the United States are ...
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Windows 7 boot manager not localized on UEFI system

I'm running an Italian version of Windows 7, which includes a localized boot manager. However, I recently replaced my motherboard with a new one based on UEFI firmware instead of BIOS (Asus Z87 ...
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How can I set Vim to obey accents of my spoken language?

When pressing w or e in sentences with accents (written in my native language), such as the first one (marked **) here: **Éj-mélyből fölzengő** - csing-ling-ling - száncsengő. Száncsengő - ...
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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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Localizing Windows XP for the UK

I need to run some tests on a UK localized install of Windows XP. MSDN appears to only provide a single English ISO that defaults to US regional settings. Must I change anything other than setting ...