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

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Is there anyway (natively or via third-party program) to preserve input language when computer is locked/unlocked?

My laptop has English (US) keyboard, but sometimes I use an external keyboard which is German. I have three languages set up: German, English (US), and Chinese (Simplified). Every time my laptop locks ...
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Setting the language and locale in Gnome on Debian-Bullseye has no effect

I have a machine with Gnome on Bullseye. I set both Language and the Formats to German and Germany respectively in the Region and Language section of Settings GUI. After I restart the session, ...
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How can I install separate language and region for non-admin Gnome user on Debian Bullseye?

I have created a non-admin user in Debian-Bullseye. In the Region & language section for both the root user and the new non-admin user, there's only English listed. When I click on the three dots ...
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Why do computer games often have their own language settings? [closed]

Computer video games often have their own language settings in the menu, and sometimes even prompt me what language I want to play in when I start them up. I don't recall seeing such behavior in any ...
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Outlook search bar options "from" change language automatically and stop working

Everytime when searching for an email at the search bar using the option "from" (e.g. typing from:[email]), Outlook change the language of the word "from" to "de" (...
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Double special characters on windows US-international keyboard layout

I use the US-international layout on windows 10 to be able to write accents, ñ or ¿(Spanish), but whenever I want to write some standard special characters (not all), like ^, ~, `, ' or " , I ...
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Rescuing corrupted unicode wrong language file names

I have a 3d model of a character that a the distributor had downloaded from a Japanese website sometime during 2013. The filename seems to have been messed up due to an English system locale. "...
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is localhost considered a NETBIOS name?

NETBIOS computer name is host name. is "localhost" considered NETBIOS name? for example local computer name is "CORP-DESKTOP", CORP-DESKTOP is NETBIOS name, is localhost NETBIOS ...
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How would I change my computer to a specific locale?

I'm trying to change my windows 10 to iso-8859-1, or Western European for non-unicode programs. However, I can't find "Western European" on my computer in the locales in control panel, and ...
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How to change the default browsing language on browsers?

I am living in Switzerland near the french part, so I speak french. Unfortunately, when I install a new PC and open a browser (any kind of browser), most pages are displayed in german because somehow ...
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Windows 10 completely switch system language

Running Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19042.867 I am having issues changing the system language from German which it shipped with to English (US). What I did so far Under Time & Language ...
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Install Windows 10 language pack check box not available on a domain laptop

Windows 10 add language pack dialog should look like this: But for me it looks like this: https://www.windowscentral.com/how-properly-change-system-default-language-windows-10 I want to set the ...
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Windows 10 system language is incorrect

Originally, I just had one keyboard layout: English (United States). Then I added Russian. I did not change the Windows display, Apps & websites. However, after adding a second keyboard layout, my ...
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Change language in Windows 10 initial setup

I just bought a new laptop with Windows 10 Pro in it and when I booted it up for the first time I got the Windows 10 initial setup guide in what appears to be Polish and I don't speak Polish: I don't ...
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Change of Windows display language fails for Windows 10 Home

I get error messages when installing a language pack on Windows 10 in order to change the Windows display language. When I go through settings -> Language -> Options I get the message 'Connect ...
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Changing from one language to another on a video file using FFmpeg [duplicate]

I have a video file with Spanish language, but the lang flag on the file is 'eng' for English. Trying to find a way to change the language flag to spa for Spanish before I process this file. I have ...
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Change Spell Checking Language in Signal Messenger for Linux or Windows

I would like to use multiple languages simultaneously for spell checking (similar to the mail client Evolution or the Slack client or similar to Google Chrome or similar to the Android keyboard) or at ...
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Why LanguageTool is not working on LibreOffice?

I am using LibreOffice 7.2.2.2. I have installed LanguageTool 5.4, then 5.5.1, but none of them are working. They only add buttons to the toolbar, though they do not react. What would you suggest?
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How to change input language just for Windows emoji keyboard

I've got my system language set to Spanish, as well as my keyboard input language. However, I'm used to search emojis in all apps that let you do so in English language (Telegram, Twitter, WhatsApp...)...
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disable or move keyboard-switching dialog while leaving functionality intact

I have several keyboard/language layouts on my Windows 10 machine, and I frequently switch between them using Windows key + Shift. My issue is that when I'm sharing my screen in a meeting, every time ...
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Inconsistent spelling on Windows 10 LTSC 2019 build 1809 set to English UK

I have set the display language on my system to English (UK) but several areas of the Settings app still shows US spellings, sometimes both within the same page, how to fix this?
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Using United States International Keyboard with UK Layout For Foreign Languages

The most convenient way I find to type accents used in Romance languages like Portuguese, Spanish and French, in Windows 10, such as the word "calção" is to add the United States - ...
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How to prevent Windows 11 from automatically adding keyboard layouts

why en-ZW added to my keyboard language?
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How to get rid of US language in Windows 11

I am sure I had same issue with Windows 10 and solved it. Now I can't solve it with Windows 11. I have English (United Kingdom) language which is also locale language. I don't have English (United ...
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Trouble translating Mac network GUI to Windows one

I am an international student in France and in my dormitory there's a manual how to have access to Wi-Fi though it's in French and directed to macOS users. I have bought an Ethernet cable and ...
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Zipped files change its Arabic names into strange characters

Zipped files change its Arabic names into strange characters! ++ The contents of the files themselves are not affected, but only the files names. ++ This problem occurs without any error messages. ++ ...
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Notepad++: Adding an alternate extension to a user-defined language

I'm using Notepad++ (v8.1.3) with the Steen-Hultin ReStructuredText add-in. My problem is that I need to use it with the extension .rsts as well as .rst, and it doesn't work. I opened userDefineLang....
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How do I remove a language from my Windows 10 that I don't have installed? [duplicate]

I use Japanese and English on my computer and I use the shortcut "Windows + Space" to switch between the two. I recently disabled the "alt+shift" shortcut as that was causing ...
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How Do I Temporarily Change the Display Language in a Windows Command Prompt?

I have been trying to assist a Japanese Windows user troubleshoot a networking issue and wanted to see the results of ipconfig /all. However, when that user types this in a command prompt, the ...
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hard to always remember language change excel

I'm used to type in 2 different languages how can I make that when I select specific cells in excel the keyboard language should temporary change to another language
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New Tab screen on Edge changed to Chinese and does not change back to English

For some mysterious reason (I do not know how), the New Tab screen on Edge changed to Chinese and does not change back to English, or any language, despite my attempts to do so (by using the options ...
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Windows 10, remove unwanted keyboard language not in preferences [duplicate]

I have French (Belgium) active as a keyboard language: But's not in the Language preferences, so I'm not able to remove it: The annoying thing is that my default language is qwerty (as is my ...
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adding keyboard QWERTY with Englisch-US and Russian keys

I have replaced the keyboard of my Dell E5410 laptop to a new QWERTY keyboard with English-US and Russian keys. How can I add a proper keyboard in Windows 10. I want to work with all keys/symbols of ...
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W10 settings language won't change

One computer on Windows 10 does not completely change language even though everything is configured correctly. The PC correctly changes language except for the settings of Windows 10 who remain in the ...
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How to seamlessly use “” for English and „“ for German on a Mac

I am on a Mac using the U.S. International – PC keyboard layout, mostly for its ability seamlessly to type accented German (ä, ö, ü) and French (à, é, è, ê, ...) letters. It is easy to type English ...
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How to remove unknown "language preferences" in language bar? [duplicate]

I have english a only language installed, I have two keyboard mappings: qwerty us and qwerty international. [ However I modified the date/time format and new "language preferences" did ...
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How to add languages/regional settings without adding keyboard layouts in Windows 10?

My setup is this. Country or region: Russia Regional format: English (United Kingdom) Display language: English (US) Input methods: English (US), Russian With the newer Windows builds, when I set ...
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Cannot change default language in MS Word

I have tried many way but Word just refuse to change its default proofing language. This is the screen shot. As you can see, the Normal style was selected. the language in Normal Style is Vietnamese. ...
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Levantine Arabic (ajp, apc) characters incorrectly displayed

On Windows 10, with Edge, Firefox, or Chrome, Arabic characters are not displayed correctly when the language codes ajp (South Levantine) or apc (North Levantine) are used. "ajp" and "...
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How do I set my browser (Firefox/Chrome/Edge/IE) to not allow pages to change language due to location

I have set all my browser and operating system language options to English (UK -> US -> my mother tongue) as it is the language I most prefer to use. I do not often travel, however I work in an ...
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How can i search for Unicode language in MS word

In Indesign, I can search for language like [\x{0000}-\x{007F}] and it will be select all Latin character, how can I make it in word
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Prevent Microsoft Word 16.0 from automatic switching text input language together with keyboard layout

Microsoft Word 16.0 switches text input language together with keyboard layout. How to prevent it from doing this? To specify the question precisely, here is the additional information: I'm not ...
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How do I install nano in another language?

I managed to install nano over MacOS's nano following "normal" procedure: ./configure make sudo make install Is there an option to install nano with different language (german e.g.)? If I ...
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Whenever I type or paste text with the phrase "B_ne = B_e – B_i – B_il" in it into Office, it changes my system language to Russian

I am running Windows 10. I have Russian and Ukrainian languages installed. I'm trying to type the phrase "B_ne = B_e – B_i – B_il". Whenever I type or paste this phrase into an outlook email ...
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Mirrored text in start menu and windows applications on laptop with Windows 10

I've got a very weird problem: text in start menu, windows settings and other windows applications is mirrored: it reads from right to left. Even weirder is that text in windows search field, next to ...
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How to set Win10 Guest account to a default input method?

I have my Guest account enabled on Windows 10 (English version). I type Chinese using a specific Chinese input lanuage method, I stalled it and have also set it as the ONLY input method. But the Guest ...
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Powerpoint 365 proofing languages -> is it possible to check 2 languages simulataneously?

My company's powerpoint presentations usually have to contain text in 2 different languages (slowenian and english). Powerpoint only allows 1 proofing language and so no matter which language is ...
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How to solve changing interface language in MS Publisher (Windows 7)

In Office 365 MS Publisher, after pressing the button Edit Links to Files, the dialog appears in Russian. I would like it to be in English Other Publisher dialogs display in English fine. I followed ...
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Windows 10 Cant fully change Language

I have a friend from Korea and he bought a Microsoft surface book 3 English version. When he change language into Korean, first it's success, the sign-in, control Panel and Start is Korean, but later ...
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How can I change the language of Windows Live Mail?

My mother-in-law (84) finally accepted replacing her old Windows 7 PC by a Win 10 machine. She has a Dutch version of Windows and uses Windows Live Mail (I know: discontinued eons ago), but at her age ...
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