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

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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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Why is my French Language not showing up on Windows language bar?

I am using the French NF Z71-300 Keyboard using the Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator, and some times the keyboard shows for the Language Bar and other times it does not whenever I restart my computer....
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keyboard issue with typing wrong characters

Basically, I have tried msconfig with safe mode, still no change, I have tried region and language set up, I only using one at the time, still no change, I have tried check viruses through power shell/...
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How to stop PowerPoint from being “smart” and constantly changing proofing language?

I know this may sound like a duplicate of Stop PowerPoint from changing proofing language to keyboard language but the solution there doesn't seem to work. I have Windows 10 20H2, build 9042.867 and ...
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Unable to change Windows 10 display language on a domain

My laptop is an HP ProBook 450 G7 which is connected to a domain. When I log into a local PC account on it I can change the Windows display language without a problem, but when I log into a domain ...
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How to change to wlan report output language?

TL;DR: is it possible to change the language of the wlanreport without changing the display language of the system? My default language is Czech, I use also French and Polish keyboard layouts and I ...
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Removing extra languages from windows iso by MSMG Toolkit?

Please I have AIO iso (x32_x64) with multi-languages (En, Fr, Es ...etc) I want to remove the extra languages and retain the only English language, so is this possible with MSMG Toolkit and how? I ...
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Getting a “Ctrl” input when changing the languages

When I am switching between languages I always get a "Ctrl" input the 2nd time I use "Alt + Shift". Sometimes the "Ctrl" input is messing with my hotkeys in other ...
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Windows 10 language change is incomplete: welcome/shutting down screens are still in the original language

I have Russian version of Windows 10 21H1, therefore basic system language is Russian. For some reasons I prefer using English version so I've installed English language pack, change the UI language ...
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How to stop language bar from moving

I've run into the following problem after one of the recent updates, current system version is 19041.867 Previously, the language bar was to the left of the system tray icons for all languages, in a ...
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Circumflex key doesn't work Windows 10 French Keyboard

I'm trying to type the french circumflex accent with a windows 10 computer set to French(France). The key used to work. Normally I would press the ^ key(On a qwerty keyboard it's where [ is) and then ...
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Change Windows 10 default system language from PowerShell without user interaction

I have a preconfigured Windows 10 VM provisioned by a cloud computing service. All Win10 images provided by this service have English (US) set as the default system language. I have no control over ...
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Tiny parts of Windows 10 not changed after switching language

There are a dozen of threads about this topic, but my specific problem seems to be different. My problem started after I had accidently added German to the languages under Settings -> Language and ...
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Language for non-Unicode programs

How do I set the language for non-Unicode programs in the current Windows 10? It used to be here but the control panel now has different contents.
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Force netstat to always return results in English language, irrespective of system language?

Is there a way to call netstat commands (e.g. netstat -an) but return the results in English irrespective of the system language? Background: the reason I wish to find a way is because some software ...
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Win10 input language selection

I have installed two languages for keyboard input method. English(EN) and Greek(GR). When I am on EN and press L.Alt+Shift I switch to GR. When I press it again the selection remains to GR but the ...
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Can't change office 2016 language to English

Right now, the languae on all of my office applications is Hebrew, and I can't set it to English. In Options -> Language, my display language is set to match the Microsoft Windows language (which ...
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How to Detect the Appropriate Keyboard Layout/Language on Windows?

I can not find the right layout or language to my keyboard, for some characters I have to switch between French and English language to type them, the oncreen keyboard also fails to detect much what ...
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Change default language for specific website in Firefox

Sorry if there is already a solution to my problem but I've searched for hours without success. I live in France and I purposely set my system language to English to have everything in English but for ...
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How do I get the exact same dead key layout for accents on windows as on macOS?

I type a lot of French and Spanish on both Windows 10 and macOS. Using the international English keyboard brings Windows much closer to macOS, but is there any software that will replicate it exactly? ...
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Cannot change Excel language to a language different from Windows language?

I have a Microsoft Office Home and Business 2019 account and I want to set the Excel language to French while keeping the Windows language as English. I found out that MS Office offers a UI where one ...
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VLC load subs when audio is not english

When using files with all streams baked in (almost exclusively mkv) and correctly assigned language metadata, I want VLC to either: Use English audio if available and no subs If not, use first audio ...
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How to change keyboard layout in Win 10?

Before you downvote this for being a stupid question, bear with me here. I installed Windows 10 in English, with standard US keyboard layout. However, I created my own keyboard layout which is a US ...
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Why do Google pages switch to Arabic language when my IP is from Switzerland?

I use a VPN allowing me to choose a country of egress. Strangely enough, when I connect to Switzerland (and my public IP is correctly shown as Swiss by geo ip services), all the Google services and ...
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Apostrophe/Accute accent breaking scripts

I'm pulling a large collection of pdf files from a server and some of them contain this character ’. On mac this is no problem and everything works fine, but when i run it on a linux environment it ...
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How to type the 'ro' kana and yen symbol directly with US keyboard?

I recently brought the Japanese 106/109 keyboard stickers for my US keyboard. I applied stickers and changed my hardware keyboard layout from English 101/102 to Japanese 106/109. Then I realized that ...
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How can I install japanese keyboard layout on windows 10 without admin privilages

So, I don't know Japanese, but I am trying to learn hiragana and katakana so that I can write my notes in them, cause it looks cool, and it makes it look like I know Japanese. I want to install the ...
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Language in chrome changed to Thai from English

My view chrome://settings/languages my view clicking on suggested line in lang. page. I was originally attempting to get the Google Translate to not be greyed out on Chrome. Following instructions I ...
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Self-installed Chinese languages in language bar remain despite deleting their registry keys

My Windows 10 had suddenly entries of three Chinese languages in the language bar, without me having them installed. They are not present in the keyboard layout, so I cannot uninstall them. The ...
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Language bar changed

I deleted my user account and had to create a new one because it was corrupted but now my language settings have changed and the language bar doesn't work like it did before. I can still use the ...
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Remove Hotkey for Input languages

Everytime I hit Shift+Alt or Shift+Ctrl (Windows Keybinds for switching languages) it changes the input language without even notifying me.
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Windows believes it's in English, but it's in French, how to force it to be really in English?

Initially I had a French Windows 10 Professional (this is a work station, so several settings are controlled by the corporate admins, but I am admin on the machine). But I like my interfaces to be in ...
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Keyboard Layout Change Windows 10

My keyboard layout is quite messy. I study in Germany, my physical keyboard layout is German (QWERTZ), but since my program is in English, so is my OS language. In addition to that, I also quite ...
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Stop PowerPoint from matching element's language with keyboard language

I have Windows 10 in English with keyboard language set to Polish. Each time I start to type anything in any text-like element in PowerPoint 365 then that element's language is automatically changed ...
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Windows 10 Pro | Display language not being not changed

I'm trying to change my display language but nothing works. I've even tried to use the powershell with following commands: Set-WinSystemLocale en-US Set-WinUserLanguageList en-US -Force Settings > ...
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Word 365 TOC-field not working in UK/DK-version and vice versa

In a Word 365 template I have a TOC-field: {TOC \n \t "KeyTaskHeading,1"} and this works perfectly when working in documents based on the template in the Word (DK) where the template is ...
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Get search results in a different language locale

Using Google Chrome with the search term DAO tutorial C#. Have tested both Google Search and DuckDuckGo. In both cases one of the top results is Creating a Data Access Layer (C#) which contains the ...
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“Biliangual” Fr-English Windows

I have to use all my programs in English, same with Windows. However, living in France, I want to keep my regional settings to be French. It seems Windows to be a little bit lost in my options, ...
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How can I get language code for Vietnamese Telex?

How can I get language code for Vietnamese Telex? I tried this site but it(0x042A) is wrong for Vietnamese Telex. I'm using windows 10 version 1909 (OS Build 18363.1198).
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Is there a way to make chinese characters on windows 10 larger, more readable or choose a different font?

The characters are too small, weird-looking and just hard to read. Is there a way to make the default font more readable, i.e. change it, turn it into a true-type or something... It's just plain ...
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I have Windows in English, can I have only the French Keyboard?

I want Windows to be in English (US). I would like to use all the applications in English US (apps like Windows Mail/Calendar by eg). However I am in France and I use the French FR keyboard. But I don'...
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Deleted languages & inputs are still available in the taskbar?

I created this script in the PowerShell to completely renew Windows 10 Languages and Inputs: $LanguageList = New-WinUserLanguageList -Language en-us $LanguageList.Add("sk") ForEach ($...
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Setting “LANG=C LC_ALL=C” in script has no effect on padding length for non-English characters in printf

I am working on formatting the output of a Bash script into a table such that the pipe characters used to represent the bounds of each column are spaced relative to the longest string in that column (...
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How to get original form of a word

With a text file, e.g. a word file of a story, following https://superuser.com/a/1598832/109367 , a list of all distinct words could be generated. However, this is not yet a words of the original form ...
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how to use Utsaah font on Windows 10

I have installed Utsaah font. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/typography/font-list/utsaah I want to type in Hindi. I have learned Hindi typing using US English Keyboard on Krutidev font. https://www....
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Windows 10 keyboard switcher allow to switch between three, only one configure?

I've had issues with my Windows 10 every time I reformat my computer. It's driving me crazy. It has to do with the keyboards switching over all the time. I did try some steps on questions here and ...
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Remap keys in the keyboard for a specific language only in Windows 10

I wonder how can I remap keys in the keyboard for a specific language only in Windows 10? I'm using three languages in my OS: English, Hebrew, and Syriac. The problem is that the Syriac layout in ...
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Accessing Ubuntu from Windows 10 via RDP changes the display language

I have installed xrdp on my Laptop running Ubuntu 20.04 (Display language of the system: English). I've another Desktop PC running Windows 10 (Display language of the system: French). When I access ...
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Set Language/Region Settings when deploying provisioning package

How do I set the language and keyboard settings when deploying PCs (first boot - OOBE) with a provisioning package? I've created numerous provisioning packages with different tools: Set up School PC, ...
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Rapidly switching proofing language in Microsoft Word

I (very) frequently develop a manuscript that is then sent, sequentially, to different possible publishers, some of whom might be in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, or the United States. I ...

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