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questions regarding language-related computer issues, including the setting or changing of languages

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Removing ghost keyboard layout

On my computer I see an Irish keyboard layout in the language bar. I don't know any Irish and English (USA) is my default langage with QWERTY being its only keyboard layout. How do I permanently ...
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How create a short way to convert the keyboard into specific language?

I'm using many languages on my PC, and if I want to move from one language to another, I have to click shift+alt for many times until I get the language that I want. Needless to say that it's not ...
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Changing between three languages and more in windows 10 conviniently

I'm using Windows 10 and I find myself confused every time I change between languages that have similar letters. Back then, when I had only two languages installed, switching languages via 'alt + ...
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Windows 10 Custom Keyboard Layout Abbreviation

I made a custom keyboard layout using Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator 1.4 and successfully installed it. However I do not know how to change the abbreviation that shows in the language bar on the ...
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Passing the output of GetKeyboardLayout into LoadKeyboardLayout doesn't work

Question Why passing the output of GetKeyboardLayout (after formatting it to hex) into LoadKeyboardLayout doesn't work? The docs for GetKeyboardLayout say (bolded by me): GetKeyboardLayout ...
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Installed Greek language kit in Microsoft and now cannot read the control panel to get back to English

I used Microsoft to install Greek translation. The Greek has taken over the control panel. I can not read so how do I delete Greek and only use English? Remember I can not translate yet.
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Windows 10 - Cannot remove one display language

A friend's Laptop came with windows 10 but, for some reason, had Polish language installed by default. I added the English and Greek language (these are the ones he needed) and setup English as ...
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Getting a resilient input language setting out of Windows 10

Recently I received a company laptop which was set up by our IT infrastructure team in Switzerland. The default settings were English (United States) language and the Swiss French keyboard. Given ...
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How could Acrobat Reader's installer detect that I am Pole / in Poland

I am a Pole, living in Poland, but I am using virtually everything in English, starting with version of Windows 10, going through all my apps and ending up with Chrome settings and default lanugage of ...
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Mixed-language dictionaries for Thunderbird?

I am frequently writing Emails, where German and English parts are mixed within a single email. Is it possible to get Spell-Checking that doesn't require manually switching languages all the time? ...
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Where are the Gerrit language/localization options?

Strangely, I can't seem to find any information about ways to change the language on Gerrit.. Is it even supported? If it is, where are the options and can the be changed per user? (We have three ...
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Windows 10 shows french accents as Simplified Chinese characters

I'm using Windows 10 with French set as the default language. When I receive an email with French accents, often these letters will be misread as Simplified Chinese characters. This is in the default ...
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Having a keyboard language not appear when switching using keyboard shortcut

I'm using Windows 10 and have two languages (English, Hebrew) which I use all the time, so I'm using the Alt+Shift keyboard shortcut to switch between one and the other. I lately started studying ...
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Mac OS doesn’t capitalize the first letter in other languages than those installed

I am using a MacOS with Catalina. My system Mac OS doesn’t capitalize the first letter in other languages than those installed. I installed a new dictionary (romanian), and after that all my apps ...
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Stop sites from automatically changing language

I live in Belgium, which has two (3) official languages, this causes sites to act funky. I am Dutch speaking, and prefer to read in English. However, because of my region and because of French being ...
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Why Windows 10 Settings appllication show in French even after changing everything to English?

I'm trying to change my Windows to English but I can't get it to work. Here are the steps that I did so far. 1) Installed the English Language Pack and define it as default: 2) Copy settings: 3) ...
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setxkbmap: changed layout can't revert back: can't use the second language

I have two languages installed: English and Russian. I have a keybind that allows me to switch between the two using Alt + Shift combination. When I run setxkbmap -query it used to output something ...
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Japanese language is showing in the browser inside a vm in vmware

We are using vCSA (6.7) with three Esxi (6.7) hosts & there are 100 Vms running. When we open any browser & search anything the results are shown in Japanese even though I have not set any ...
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How do I change language in Epson Scan?

How do I change display language of Epson Scan and related scanner utilities?
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How to switch to a specific input source (automatically) when I start to write something. [macOS]

I have secondary language, Japanese. And I often switch between those languages, I mean ja & en. It's really irritating when I start typing something but it shows different language I assume. ...
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How to switch DBeaver language from german to english?

i installed DBeaver as a portable app from portapps I choosed german but want to switch to english. I am aware that its a parameter, but how to do in Windows10? Thanks, Anton I guess its ...
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Use only one button to switch between keyboard languages

I am trying to find a way to assign just one keyboard button to switch between different keyboard languages. I cannot find a third-party software to help me resolve this issue. I am working a lot with ...
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No option to download language

I want to add a new language (Japanese) to Windows 10 Enterprise 1607. So I go into Settings / Time & Language / Region & Language and click on Add a language, then add Japanese. It says "...
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How to translate a WMP playlist back to English?

I'm using WMP on Windows 10 to manage my .MP3 playlists, and a certain album has gotten itself 'stuck' in a Japanese translation. Presumably it did this after I clicked to update the album info. I ...
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Windows 10 1809 cannot search for emoji - restart did not fix

When I press Win + . and start typing I get (shown is MS Teams, but same happens in other applications also): The Windows display language is set to English I have tried restarting the laptop per ...
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How to prevent Windows 10 from preserving some language settings, even after removing that language, restarting, checking settings with PowerShell?

TLDR I want to change the language of the Windows 10 system I am using completely. This, surprisingly, is more difficult than expected and simply searching for Language in the settings and setting it ...
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Can't change input language to Japanese Hiragana

I have a huge problem. I was watching some articles and tutorials and in all of them after installing language pack beside language they had this small A on taskbar, where they could change typing to ...
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why i cant remove unwanted japanese, chinese language from my windows?

this is my problem: i never added these chinese languages but they are there and i cant unistal them in settings.they arent in language preferences: i even tested this: RUN> lpksetup and i removed ...
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Generate Oauth2 code examples for multiple languages

I'm making an API and want to show users how to use my API in different languages (Oauth2). I don't have that much knowledge for some of the languages and I want to show some examples for an Oauth2 ...
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No other language than English can be typed or displayed in terminal

I am not sure whether it has something to do with my locale settings, which are hopefully fine, or fonts. locale -a C en_US.utf8 POSIX ru_RU.utf8 uk_UA.utf8 When I switch between keyboard layouts I ...
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Firefox en_GB HTML5 date fields are in MM/DD/YYYY

On macOS Catalina, I've installed en_GB Firefox, my language preferences are 'Choose languages for menus messages etc' is "English (United Kingdom)", in "language for displayed pages" I've remove ...
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Windows 10 showing keyboard input methods not listed in my preferences [duplicate]

As the title says, I have only chosen these input methods for my keyboard: However, it also lists two additional input types I haven't chosen: and it really messes with my Alt+Shift quick switching ...
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How to type “<” and “>” (greater and smaller than) in a chinese keyboard configured as a spanish one

I'm using a chinese keyboard in a Windows 10 PC configured in spanish. For the most part, everything works fine: in chinese keybords, the key right next to L is ; (semicolon), but in spanish keyboards ...
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Are options for command line utilities in powerhsell the same across different languages?

Are options e.g. -h the same across all languages for Windows using powershell? Example netstat is an example of a fairly universal command line utility. I can see that netstat -h provides help ...
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Keyboard with win10 not responding normally

My keyboard is interpreting input incorrectly. I believe I am a victim of toddler keyboard mashing. Unsure of what was changed, and never experienced this before. I am running Win 10 Pro version ...
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Powerpoint changes language mid word

PowerPoint keeps changing my language back and forth between English and Danish. And it does so in the middle of words. An example where the bold is marked as misspellings: The design is good. ...
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How to upgrade Windows 2008R2 German to Windows 2012 R2 English

I need to update several Windows 2008 R2 servers to Windows 2019 - we all have to these days... And yes, I'm aware that I have to go via Windows 2012 R2, that's not the issue: There's one server in ...
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Language bar missing for only one language

I have two languages in the system: Japanese and Russian. Japanese does not displays in the old language bar, Russian does not displays on the default Language taskbar indicator. sfc /scannow was ...
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How do I disable a google assistant language

Since Google started rolling out Hindi voice assistance in India, most of my English sentences are being heard as Hindi. If I say e.g. "Hey Google, How's the weather today?", the stupid thing ...
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Can't add new language - Windows 10

Can't add the language on Windows 10. Gets stuck with that loading circle and doesn't do anything. Restarting settings app and restarting the PC doesn't help. Any ideas?
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How to change Firefox interface language

I have no idea who thought it's smart to make this change difficult. My OS is English, yet when I installed Firefox, it decided to run in Czech. That makes it difficult to share error messages and ...
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Language bug in latest office update?

All my office applications (word, ppt etc.) is automatically installing the proofing language English (Sweden). I want to have two languages installed, english as well as swedish (I live in Sweden), ...
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My font in word always returns to italic after I change it to regular

I write papers in word in 2 languages in the same files. My other language except for English is right-to-left language. When I write in my language, word changes my font in English only to italic. ...
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Delete the originary (english) input language in Windows 10

I have an english version of windows 10 which I use in Germany for 3-4 years. So I had delete english input method and install german. Unfortunatelly since any update in the last weeks the english ...
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On a Thai Windows 10 install, do Thai filenames work in the command prompt?

The Windows command prompt uses fixed width fonts. This is fine for most western languages as well as Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. But for some languages fixed width fonts are not really possible ...
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Is there a way to run a script in Windows 10 that changes the language of a program or app?

I work in Japan and in my laboratory there are many shared PCs (attached to instruments). Most of them are Japanese language PCs and the programs and apps installed open to the language of the OS by ...
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How to fix the “program files” folder to get translated to our language?

I use Windows 10 Home, brazilian portuguese (upgraded from win 7, pt-BR too). I know that Windows makes a translation of its main folders to match the display language and be user-friendly to those ...
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Force Chrome on PC to display pages in English

tl;dr: Nearly 100% of my Windows and Chrome is in English and yet Chrome keeps displaying me Polish (my native, but not used by me in IT) version of pages. How can I prevent that? I have Windows 10 ...
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Google dialogflow Locale and language

I am using dialogflow to create a Chatbot in ZH-ch. When I tried to integrate it via google assistant, I got the following error message: Request contains an invalid argument. Locale zh-CN was ...
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Set the Windows 10 OSK (on-screen keyboard) to different language than physical keyboard?

I use the Windows 10 on-screen keyboard to type Russian characters but I also need to use my physical English keyboard. Switching the input method back and forth is time consuming and inefficient. ...

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