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A locale is a set of parameters that defines the user's language, country and any special variant preferences, such as date format and currency, that the user wants to see in their user interface. Usually a locale identifier consists of at least a language identifier and a region identifier.

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Why is openSUSE TW complaining can't set the locale; make sure $LC_* and $LANG are correct?

I recently noticed that every console applications is griping about my locale settings. I am using openSUSE Tumbleweed x86_64. 09:39 ~ $ locale locale: Cannot set LC_ALL to default locale: No such ...
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How to tell Excel what date format to read cells as WITHOUT changing the cell content?

I'm opening a CSV file which contains dates in the European format, dd/mm/yyyy. When opening it with Excel, Excel thinks they are in the American mm/dd/yyyy format, which makes sorting/filtering just ...
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How to change the locale or language used for Google Translate dropdown?

I am using this website: https://subtitlestranslator.com/en/translate.php After uploading some subtitles, it lets me to choose the language but the language is shown in the current location I am in ...
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Inserting month in watermark is not using system locale

I need to insert the date in the video with the format %d %b %Y. My locale configuration is in spanish: ❯ locale LANG=es_ES.UTF-8 LANGUAGE=es_ES.UTF-8 LC_CTYPE="es_ES.UTF-8" LC_NUMERIC="...
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Not able to set lang to CN in zsh macOS, but locale is good. The word “total” is still shown in English

~/.zshrc: export LANG="zh_CN.UTF-8" export LANGUAGE="zh_CN.UTF-8" export LC_COLLATE="zh_CN.UTF-8" export LC_CTYPE="zh_CN.UTF-8" export LC_MESSAGES="zh_CN....
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AWK: "invalid regexp: Invalid collation character" -- how do I make it valid?

I have an awk script that must process millions of records, but I need to remove any containing a multibyte character. In one environment where I work, the following simplified shell sequence ...
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Formatting of dates (Days / Months) on Windows 10 / 11

I know that we have a certain amount of control in the operating system to adjust the way dates are displayed. This issue relates to how some of the locales display: Days Months For some locales it ...
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Windows keyboard layout "ZZ" cannot be removed

During some locale changes I've done, it seems like I accidently added the "ZZ" English (United Arab Emirates) keyboard layout. I tried removing it in many ways, but it seems the layout does ...
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Unable to resolve localhost after having installed Rancher desktop

I recently installed Rancher desktop, with dockerd (moby) container runtime. Now, with Chrome, I cannot reach services exposed on localhost. The same services are reachable at 127.0.0.1. In the hosts ...
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Thunderbird on Windows: missing folders with non-Latin names after restoring from a backup

I've copied my Thunderbird profile (a directory called like f4gokpr4.default) from one Windows 10 machine to another Windows 10 machine. Account names are the same, all absolute paths I know about are ...
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Regional Formats, create my own, covering ALL, how?

Is there a single easy option to have an "International" Region/Language option? e.g. I wish to have a DATE format as indicated by these... $ date --rfc-3339=date 2022-10-10 $ date --iso-...
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Custom Date Locale in Excell

Does anyone know where the date locales are stored in Excel? I would love to be able to create a custom format (a copy of the gregorian calendar, but with different month and weekday names).
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Why is my "locale" not respecting default locale?

On my Ubuntu 20.04LTS system, whenever I run locale: $ locale ... LC_MESSAGES=C ... In spite of my /etc/default/locale/: $ cat /etc/default/locale # File generated by update-locale LANG="en_US....
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SDDM login screen showing wrong time format

first thing: I'm using KDEneon as system, no particular mods. I have a small problem is really small but is bothering me... I set system-wide English language, but than something puzzling happen. The ...
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How can uninstall an app whose name consists of garbled characters from Windows 10?

I want to uninstall the app whose name consists of garbled characters.
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Locale Setting Issues on Arch Linux

I am running Arch Linux. My locale appears to be incorrectly set, but I don't know how to fix it. When I run locale, my system outputs the following: locale: Cannot set LC_MESSAGES to default locale: ...
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If a ligature/digraph has separate collation order, should it be considered different from constituent letters?

There are many digraphs and ligatures in common use like ß, w, ffi, st, æ, dž, ch etc. Some of these are completely different from its constituents. For eg, search for u in a string containing w should ...
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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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Weird characters in linux Konsole

I´m running linux Konsole on top of Cinnamon graphical environment under zsh shell. Here is the shot The .zshrc contains the following call: autoload -U promptinit && promptinit prompt fade ...
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office365 Excel and TEXT() formatting

Excel allows to combine formatting with TEXT(), e.g.: =TEXT(B2, "ddd") =A2&" " &TEXT(B2,"mm/dd/yyyy") But if I try to do this on office365 it just display that ...
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LibreOffice Calc - do not apostrophe-escape dates when opening a file

I have switched system, and the old system had locale en_DK with reasonable ISO formats, the new one currently has en_US with "imperial" stuff, bad date formats etc. While I try to figure ...
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Does Microsoft publish a list of localized month/ day names

I would like to have a table / database of localized month/ day names (I am using Windows). I can create this list using a software and the Windows API, but before I venture there, I wonder if there ...
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A command to sort stdin in ASCII order

Sometimes, GNU sort does not behave as expected. Here's an example: > bind | sort (This assumes you're using fish. In bash, the equivalent is bind -p.) All of the non-alpha characters in the ...
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Which locale related settings changes double quotes into "«" as I type

Good morning, I'm working on a Windows 10 computer with Belgian locale (French language), and constantly my double quotes seem to be replaced by "«" (opening) and corresponding closing ...
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Installing postgres on windows with locale

Disclaimer: as this should be a standard operation, i feel something on my side must have gone terribly wrong. I am trying to use postgresql on windows 71. The installer from edb works fine, apart ...
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RHEL8: locale vs localectl vs update-locale

This is on the updated RHEL8 server. I got the computer configured with non-english locale. The configuration seems to be consistent, e.g. 'dnf install' does not complain about anything. [root@rhel8 ~]...
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Clock separator renders incorrectly under GNOME 3.38 on Arch Linux with Ubuntu font

I recently switched to Arch Linux from Ubuntu, and so to ease the switch, I've installed the GTK themes used by Ubuntu and switched to the Ubuntu font family across the system. However, there is a ...
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Manjaro login screen not displaying locale selector

Manjaro has a bar at the bottom of the login screen (came with XFCE install) that displays a lot of accessibility options, such as high contrast and large text. Until recently, it also displayed a ...
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Complete reset windows 10 system-wide user keyboards [duplicate]

My Windows 10 system keyboards are messed up since I received this new laptop. I mean there are 5 keyboards and only 2 are necessary. Is there any way to completely reset keyboards into two only , ...
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Force the chosen Locale for a field with numeric data or formulae in Word

I've a simple function: {=B2*C2 \# "-#.##0,00"} in a table in Word. However, this gives the result as 2.345,67, because I live in The Netherlands. Now I need to share this document with ...
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Working in multiple languages/locales

Is there any way to set the locale I want to use for a file in Excel? This is my situation: I normally work in multiple languages, which means different numbers, currency, dates representations, etc. ...
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Language Change is not able to apply to Arch Linux

I would like to change system language to Japanese. However, the change is not apply. I have installed Arch Linux on ThinkPad X13 AMD (Ryzen7 4750U). I have set up Gnome then I tried change system ...
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Windows 10 Emoji Panel text input only searches one language

My current language is English (Israel), and the keyboard is set to English US International. When I launch the Emoji Panel and type text (in English) it doesn't filter the emojis. It'll only do so if ...
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What locale does excel uses when you type ,F as date format?

My company builds reporting tools and one of the export formats is excel. As our customers come from different countries when we generate the excel file we use locale formatting to display the dates ...
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Remove languages from language bar not listed in settings (Windows 10)

In my Windows 10 installation, the little language switcher in the task bar is cluttered with keyboard layouts / locale settings I never use: So I go to language settings to try and remove them -- ...
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What does locale-gen generate in Linux?

In my understanding, a locale is just a set of environment variables that indicate the system language and region. But before we can use it, we need to edit locale.gen file to indicate what locale(s) ...
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command date not respecting timezone

I'm in git-bash on Windows 10 : ~$ locale LANG=C LC_CTYPE="C" LC_NUMERIC="C" LC_TIME="C" LC_COLLATE="C" LC_MONETARY="C" LC_MESSAGES="C" LC_ALL= ~$ date --version date (GNU coreutils)...
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Outlook 2019 wrong date locale in replies

When I reply to an email message in Outlook 2019, the original mails date is written in US format, instead of the system locale (the original mail has it in correct format, see screenshot). I found ...
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Getting "Warning: Missing charsets in String to FontSet conversion"

I'm using X applications over an SSH connection to some machine. When I run an X app, say, xclock for simplicity, I get a console message saying: Warning: Missing charsets in String to FontSet ...
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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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Nano displays spaces instead of some symbols

I have a feeling that I have this bug, however I've just installed new Nano 4.7 from sources When I open files, a lot of symbols (even non-unicode) as not displayed properly, but displayed as spaces. ...
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What exactly do the three "special locales" called "en_US_POSIX", "en_001" and "en_150" mean?

There are quite a few English-language locales on my computer system (Windows 10). Most of them look like this, and make sense: en_CA en_DE en_GB en_IL en_PK en_US ... But there are three special ...
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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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Cyrillic symbols in Linux file names

I have a Linux, made by Buildroot tool. And I faced with a problem with creating files with cyrillic names. When I try to create a file, for example with such command: touch файл.txt I get a file, ...
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Why no-nls utf8 locale is called C.UTF-8 in Debian and C.utf8 in Gentoo

I usually worked with Debian GNU/Linux, and UTF-8 locale with no translations was called C.UTF-8. I assumed, this is de-facto name for such locale. Recently, I was installing Gentoo GNU/Linux ...
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Install and configure the good locale for a postgresql error on ubuntu 18.04.2

Here is my error when i try to use postgresql 10 : DETAIL: The database was initialized with LC_COLLATE "en_US.UTF-8", which is not recognized by setlocale(). How to configure properly the ...
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Excel (XLSX) and locales

Does opening an .xlsx file in systems with different locales correctly render the content according to locale, regardless of what locale file was originally created in? e.g. User 1 creates excel file ...
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could not connect to database postgres: could not connect to server: No such file or directory

Freshly installed Debian Jessie. I've installed: aptitude install postgresql postgresql-contrib root@vps: createuser createuser: could not connect to database postgres: could not connect to server: ...
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How to install locale for Cygwin?

I've installed Cygwin on window10. The language installed on window in French Canadian. When I right-click on title bar of Cygwin window and choose Options..., I got this below. On Window7, cygwin ...
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