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Questions about using software in a language other than the one(s) the developer speaks and related troubles, such as lack of Unicode support. (i18n is short for internationalization.)

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Excel removes delimiters from first field of "foreign" CSVs

Here's a CSV (UTF-8 BOM encoding), with some values delimited with quote marks: AAAAA,BBBBB,CCCCC,DDDDD "a2",b2,c2,d2 a3,"b3",c3,d3 a4,b4,"c4","d4" a5,"...
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How do I change the default font for Chinese in OneNote?

I know it is possible to change the default font for all languages in OneNote, but is it possible to change the default font for Chinese, or is it a systemwide setting? It currently defaults to "...
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What do I have to specify to make set-culture set a default of 24 hours rather than 12 hours with AM/PM

I am trying to change my environment with Powershell so that time is displayed in 24 hours format without AM/PM. This is what I do: $culture = get-culture $culture.DateTimeFormat.ShortTimePattern = '...
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How can I change Excel so that I can enter English rather than German formulas?

I want to change my Excel installation such that I can enter formulas in English rather than in German. I believe, I should be able to change the corresponding settings under File -> Options -> ...
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Some X apps accept my non-Latin characters, some ignore them

I'm using an X environment with a dual keyboard layout: us,il. Now, in some of my applications, and in the il layout, Hebrew characters don't register, while punctuation marks do. In other apps, ...
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& is displayed in some titles in 'settings' windows

At some point & is not properly displayed as & in some system menus. How this can be cured? Ubuntu Gnome (look at window title).
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How to download and install all available languages in Windows 10?

For testing purposes I need to install all languages on Windows 10 and it would be nice if we have a batch script out there or bunde installer from Microsoft?
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Rosetta Stone v5.0 on OS X and failed activation with "Error 8111"

I've purchased a downloadable version of Rosetta Stone (Spanish) v5.0 recently. It can be installed on two computers simultaneously. My Mrs. and I got the same copy of the installer, installed it ...
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How can I edit text in right-to-left direction in Eclipse (on Windows)?

The official website of Eclipse says that they support RTL text editing. They say that, in order to activate RTL support, Eclipse should be started from the command line with argument: -bidi "on=y;...
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How can I list fonts with glyphs for a specific alphabet (on Windows)?

Fonts (in Windows but not just) don't usually contain glyphs for all languages. Actually, most of them only have glyphs for one language, or rather, one alphabet. I want to list all fonts on my ...
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Deterministic way to find which installed fonts support a given Unicode character or script?

As an enthusiast of languages and writing systems here's a problem I often run into: I have many fonts installed and many support several or many writing systems (scripts) for various languages. (My ...
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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 in ...
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Vista fails to load user profile if i dont choose user account quickly

i know this question is kind of vague, but here´s what i know. When i turn on the computer and the user account selection screen shows up, if I choose a user right away everything works properly. But ...
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Command line showing only question marks at non-English computer

I have a Windows computer that's using a non-English language. I installed Java to make a keystore to my server. But when I execute it, it only shows '??????' For example C:\Java\bin\keytool> ...
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ldapsearch fails with umlaut in base container

I have an ou named München in my LDAP (active directory, to be precise). To search for it, I have to enter the umlaut as \C3\BC of course, but at least the ou exists as this proves: $ ldapsearch -D $...
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Localized directshow device names

On my computer device list obtained by ffmpeg looks following: Two devices before end named with garbage symbols. It is impossible to use these devices directly. How to use them then? UPDATE ...
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Office 2003 file dialog can't switch input language with Windows 7

I'm using Microsoft Office 2003 (SP3) on Windows 7 (86x or 64x) My issue is when I try to save a file, in the file selection dialog Office 2003 can't change the input language or the direction (...
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Telnet escape sequence for Swedish keyboard layout

What is the default Telnet escape sequence in Windows XP/Vista/7 when using Swedish keyboard layout? Ctrl-] doesn't work.
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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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How can I get Windows 7 to display the "Insert Unicode control character" menu in Chrome?

I'm trying to help a translator l10n our application into Arabic and need to find a way for her to easily enter right-to-left and left-to-right Unicode characters in Google Chrome on Windows 7 (I'm ...
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Copying unicode symbols from Firefox address bar as is

Let's say I open a webpage with some Unicode characters, say, Cyrillic, in the address like this: http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Функциональная_закреплённость When I try to copy it from the address ...
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Chrome Extension for Switching Locale (Accept-Languages)

Is there a Chrome Extension which can be used to quickly switch between two locales (e.g. English and German) quickly? Some websites detect the user's language using the Accept-Languages HTTP-header ...
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Does any OS allow commands to be entered in any script other than the Roman alphabet?

Merely what the title states. The commands for an OS appear to be entered mostly using the roman alphabet. Where the roman alphabet is not used, a GUI is used. This applies, at least, to Windows, ...
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Changing windows Explorer to show organiSe rather than organiZe in windows 7

Does anyone know if there is any way to change the Organize menu in Windows Explorer on Windows 7 say to Organise instead? Normally the lack of British English internationalisation doesn't bother me (...
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Mercurial: what has influence on the language used for output

Based on this question - what setting is responsible for the language Mercurial (hg.exe) uses to display output? I remember I saw German output, but now see English one. What could be the reason?
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How to change the UI language of gedit under windows7?

gedit starts with the system-language of my system but I want to use the US version of the UI. I can not find a option in the menues or the config-file. Is there a way to change this?
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Man and LANG issue

My LANG=ru_RU.cp1251 so if man page was translated I get garbage in output. Problem lies out of 'cp1251' because /usr/share/man/ru store man pages in different encoding: /usr/share/man/ru/man1/mc....
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Scanning Hebrew text

What OCR programs and resources are available to scan Hebrew/Yiddish text? One program per answer please, and please include the following: Price Link to download or purchase site Does it work with ...
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How to get a Unicode-supporting font for Windows 7 command-line?

I've pointed the command-line to the right codepage (chcp 65001), but there's a lot of Unicode characters that Consolas and Lucida Console can't show. Specifically, I want the printable IPA ...
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Is there a Linux software to spell check .po files?

I am translating some po-files and I would like to run a spell checker over them. I have Ubuntu 10.10 and use gtranslator. As far as I know, gtranslator can't spellcheck the whole file. I tried ...
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What's the difference between LibreOffice multi and all_lang packages?

There seem to be 2 different multi-language LibreOffice distributions available for Win32 platform: LibO_3.3.1_Win_x86_install_multi.exe (213 MB) LibO_3.3.1_Win_x86_install_all_lang.exe (248 MB) ...
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How to install Czech spell checker for LibreOffice 3.3?

When there was Go-OO everything was simple - just install the application and install all languages you need via language pack installers. Now, as OOo and LO 3.3 ar out and Go-OO seems to be ...
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Mirror a website with i18n [closed]

I would like to know if there is any tool/software arround that is able to mirror a website translated in different languages. In fact : the language choosen is stored in session so the software would ...
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Arabic in File Name Causes Compressed (zipped) Folders Error

How can I get files named with Arabic characters added to and extracted from a .zip file. For example, under Windows XP, I get an error message that says "The compression cannot be performed becasue ...
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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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Is it possible to make Notepad++ support Tamil language functionality?

Notepad++ (from v2.3) supports the multilanguage functionality by means of a translated XML file (from english.xml). Normally you don't need it if you install Notepad++ by its installer. You may need ...
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How do I turn off accent combining in Windows 7?

I have English Windows 7 Professional with Hungarian keyboard language installed. The English keyboard layout works as expected, but for the Hungarian layout some kind of "accent combining" is ...
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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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