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Excel does not honor the delimiter setting for reading or writing CSV files

When saving/opening CSV files in Excel, the default separator is a semicolon (;), as I need it to be a comma (,) I tried to change it by changing the Language and Regional settings following several ...
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Get Cortana to work in English (UK) for Windows 10

I upgraded to Windows 10, and Cortana doesn’t seem to be available based on the Start Menu: Cortana isn’t supported in the region and language you’ve selected. but when I click the link, it ...
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What is the real meaning of the “Select a language [for] non-Unicode programs…” dialog?

What is the real meaning of the "Select a language to match the language version of the non-Unicode programs you want to use" dialog under Control Panel->Regional Settings->Advanced in WinXP and ...
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How do I make my Blu-ray / DVD / HD-DVD drive multi-region?

I have a combined DVD / HD-DVD / Blu-ray drive on my machine (yeah, I'm very much the big man) which is all great and everything. However, I've got quite a few region 1 DVDs that it won't play. I ...
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Limitless switching between DVD regions on MacBook Pro?

Is there a safe way to remove the limit (6?) of DVD region switching on the MacBook Pro? I'm a multi-region kind of guy and this 'feature' dives me nuts. On the interwebs I see many 'tools' that ...
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Setting language for non-Unicode programs broke Windows?

I occasionally use programs originally designed to run in Japan using Microsoft AppLocale. When loading a program this way, AppLocale specifies that it's only designed to be a temporary solution and ...
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Check DVD region code from command line

Is there a way to get DVD region code from command line (linux/ubuntu 9.10)? I want to script this action and store the region code (and other data about DVD) in a log. EDIT: I am looking for the ...
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How to stop Excel Treating US dates as UK dates?

I'm in the UK, I've got a problem where I've got a list of dates supplied in US format. Excel seems to treat the ones that are valid in both formats as UK dates, (e.g. 03/01/2012 becomes 3rd of ...
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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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Is it possible to have non-English regional settings with English day/month names?

I live in Estonia where most regional settings (number, currency and date formats) differ from those used in English-speaking countries. For instance, decimal symbol is comma, thousands separator is ...
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Start an application with specific regional settings

I have to work with different applications which are, in my opinion, not wisely-coded; they require the user to use specific regional settings. For example, some applications I use require that the ...
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Language changing in Windows 8 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why in Windows 8 alt+shift change language for all applications? This is a bit hard to explain. I'll try my best: I have two languages enabled in my windows. EN and FA. ...
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HP PDX Laptop and blu-ray region on HP MediaSmart

I have a laptop here, a HP HDX 16 EO1000 with a Blu-Ray drive. Installed on the machine is a software package called HP MediaSmart, which presumably can play Blu-Ray movies. However, when inserting ...
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A dot between two numbers is converted to comma

For example when i want to write 1.1 in MS Word, the . is suddenly converted to ',' when i write the second 1. Here is a illustration of what happens: Notes: I am typing in Arabic and i want the ...
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Settings can't be opened using the Built-in Administrator account in Windows 10

In Windows 10, when trying to open the Language preferences by using the icon on the right side of the taskbar, "Settings can't be opened using the Built-in Administrator account in Windows 10" error ...
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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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How to use WLAN Channel 14 outside of Japan? [closed]

I'm in Europe, I have a router and I have to test its UI. When I set the Region to Japan and Channel to 14 my PC won't connect back to the router and I have to do a firmware reset. In the office I ...
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With German regional settings, how to display some cells in U.S.-currency-format e.g. $1,000.00?

My Windows 7 has regional settings set for German/Germany. This causes currency values in Excel to appear like this: 234.234,00 € However, sometimes I want currency data in a cell to appear like ...
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How do I check my DVD drive's region settings in Windows 7?

I have installed Windows 7 on my laptop. When I put a movie in the DVD drive, the video player starts up and tells me 'THIS DISC IS NOT FORMATTED TO PLAY IN THIS REGION'. I have changed the DVD region ...
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my keyboard is showing wrong charecters on screen

if i hit any key,my keyboard is showing wrong character on the screen. i dont no whats wrong with it. my operating system environment is win XP. if i hit j it shows A and similarly for other ...
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How to play a DVD from a different region on the PS3? [closed]

I'm trying to play a region 4 DVD on a region 1 PS3 and, predictably, it refuses to play it with a message like "The DVD is from a different region". Is there any way to change that and play DVDs from ...
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Can I rip an Australian dvd on my Canadian machine?

I have decrypter and shrink and Imgburn. XP sp3
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Can I watch DVDs from different regions on a Mac mini using multiple drives?

I would like to watch DVDs from two different regions on a Mac mini. Can I do this by connecting an external DVD drive and using the internal drive for one region and the external for the other? Are ...
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DVD not working on Windows Media Player

I've made a DVD with Adobe Encore and it play fine on VLC, other media player, and my DVD player connected to my TV. The only exception is Windows Media Player, which give an error about a wrong ...
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How to add in Windows CE foreign language support?

How to add in Windows CE foreign language support? Computer - netbook.
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How to stop website localizing the timezone for me automatically?

I'm currently living in Hong Kong where the timezone is UTC+8. Now I'm travelling to Germany and I'm planning some activities. For example I would like to watch a football match and tried to check ...
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Excel 2010 not inheriting regional settings from Windows 8.1

In regional settings of Windows 8.1, I have negative numbers set to display in accounting mode. e.g. (1.0) instead of -1.0. Excel should be getting this setting as a default now, as it did in Windows ...
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Keyboard that can't be removed in Windows 8

Somehow I ended up with four keyboards installed (English (United States), Japanese (Japan), Kannada, and Hindi. They are installed in the sense that the tray drop down displays these four, and when I ...
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How can I apply a fix to a Windows app that makes assumptions about my Region and Language settings?

The software for my Sleeptracker watch expects all AM/PM symbols to be "AM" and "PM". However, on my machine, I use "A" and "P", throwing it into a hizzy. How can I apply a compatibility shim to this ...
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Setting Microsoft Word completely to another language

When I'm using the English language in MS-Word 2007, it does indeed use a new dictionary, but the automatic caption names are still in my own language (Dutch). For example: If I use insert caption I ...
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Disabling the Driver Region on a Mac

So, this is the first time I try to watch a DVD disc on my (new) Mac and I wonder if I can keep it as fresh-new by not choosing any region and just play discs from anywhere. I understand the media ...
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Setting up a Japanese Windows OS

One of our functional requirements at work require running a piece of software over a Japanese environment --- which means we'll have to set up a Japanese flavor of Windows for the job. Question is, ...
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I can't change regional options

I have a mini pc that came with a pre-installed windows xp embedded. Problem is that I want to change a regional settings( so I can have a 24h datetime and so on...) but everytime I change it to what ...
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Make excel recognize foreign date format

I am trying to import a text file (tab-separated columns) into excel. The log file uses MM/DD/YYYY HH:MM:SS,mmmm (where mmmm is milliseconds), which excel treats as string. How can I get excel to ...
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How can I set Windows 10 timezone to Tunis?

How do I set up Windows 10 to be in the correct timezone for Tunis, Tunisia? If I go to Settings, Time & Language, Date & Time, I can choose a timezone, but Tunis is not in the list. Why not? ...
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Setting keyboard and regional settings from boxstarter

How do I change the change the keyboard and regional settings using a Boxstarter script? Is it possible to do it without resorting to a powershell script?
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Switch between Multiple Customised Lang & Region settings on Mac OS X Mavericks

I need to be able to switch quickly between two or three customised Language & Region prefs on Mac OS X. While there is an advanced tab which allows customisation, there is no way to save this as ...
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my dell inspiron won't play region 1 dvd's

i don't remember when i first started having this problem, but it's been a few years. i also can't remember if it's always been an issue or if i was originally able to watch dvd's on this laptop & ...
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How do you get rid of this popup in Microsoft IME (Korean)?

I don't know what this popup is called: I had never seen it in Windows XP. I enabled Microsoft IME (Korean) in Windows 7, and now as I type each syllable appears only in this box (instead of the ...
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Why Office 2007 override Windows regional date setting?

I have a problem with a specific user's computer running windows XP SP2 and Office 2007. Although she has the regional date setting in windows to dd/mm/yyyy, her office applications are still ...
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language change my laptop windows 8

I have an HP laptop computer running Windows 8. It was purchased in the NORWAY and is in NORWEGIAN. I need to use English and have the entire system language be English. Can I change this myself or ...
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windows XP command line encoding

I have a problem when executing a "type" command on a file that containg regional characters. Although i can see the file properly with notepad or any other editor, when i try the command "type file" ...
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Firefox keeps telling websites I am some other language (i think)

When I go to various sites I believe Firefox is informing the site that I am some other language which causes certain headers to look like they should be in a different language. To me they look like ...
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Russian text dosen't display inside EXE's

I am having an issue where russian text displays as wierd characters instead of what it is supposed to be. If you look at the picture I provided, please look at the bottom right below where it says "...
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How to set different languages for locale format and Windows 7 programs?

I have Windows 7 SP1 x64 in English. Under Region and Language I've set my locale Format to Spanish (Argentina) because I want to see dates and time in my country's format. I don't like the programs ...
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Prevent Windows from resetting date format settings on restart

My Windows 8.1 machine has its region set to English (United States). The default date format is dd/MM/yyyy, but I modify the date format to a different setting. In this case, dd-MMM-yyyy. It seems ...
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Why does viewing facebook with firefox 3.6 on Windows 7 change my keyboard from US to UK?

I have a US keyboard. I am using a copy of Windows 7 bought in the UK. My default keyboard is US. All applications default to US keyboard, even Firefox. And yet when I load Facebook for the first ...
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Two windows 7 machines can't see each other on the network

I have a desktop, and i just got a netbook. both run windows 7 home premium. when i go to Network, on either device, the other one isn't visible. neither can detect the homegroup of the other. I live ...
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Excel text function specifying language/LCID

As seen on this page and this page, it should be possible to specify the language used for date parsing with the text function in Excel cells. Is there any special trick to get this working? I have ...
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Changine Region Formats with powershell

When running get-culture on a remote machine the commandlet does it's job just fine however when I tried "set-culture en-US" it doesn't seem to do anything even when run locally. That's on Windows ...