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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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Is there a list of Microsoft Windows 10 localized edition names?

Is there a list of all of the possible localized names of the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system editions? For example, this is an example that a French user showed me: OLD: Microsoft Windows ...
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Clicked some option for 'localization' and now updates takes 5-10 minutes

I think I clicked some option for 'localization' in Notepad++. But I can't find that option now, to undo it. Currently, each time Notepad++ updates, it takes 5-10 minutes for all the local natural ...
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Is there a good way to use Excel CELL() formula without prior knowledge of the locale the file will be used in?

The Excel CELL() function takes a required parameter info_type and an optional parameter reference. The parameter info_type takes a localized string to determine the type of information to return. ...
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How do I use Finnish keyboard layout on a 101-key keyboard

Finnish keyboard layouts bind <, > and | to the extra LSGT key that does not exist on a 101-key keyboard. One option is to use cut and paste for inserting these characters. What other options do ...
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Creating folder alias in Windows 10

I've got the following issue with both a Windows 7 and a Windows 10 installations in french. Let's say I have a file located in my user's home drive: c:\users\USER123\video.mov. For an unknown ...
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Multiple languages in Apple Numbers

I need to reformat a whole bunch of dates from 1/1 to Wednesday 1/1 in the English column and Mercredi 1/1 in the French. But it seems like in Apple Numbers (version 6.2.1) you can only select one ...
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Excel: Default Date Formatting in Workbooks

This is driving me potty! To be clear, this is not a UK vs US date format question. Whenever I enter a date in a workbook, either a new one or an existing one, I will type it in either: 17/02/2020 ...
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Change My Documents folder name in Wine

I have Wine with Play on Linux on my Ubuntu PC. I need to launch BYOND app, but the problem is that it requires all folder names not to have any Unicode symbols. Due to my system being in russian ...
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How do you download an english version of Foxmail, and get POP to work?

I keep uninstalling and reinstalling e-mail client foxmail. I was at least able to download Foxmail on Windows 10, but when it opens it is in Chinese, I asked someone to read it for me and used the ...
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In PowerPoint, how do you replace a decimal separator with a comma

A few slides in my PowerPoint are in a different language and I having difficulties changing percentage numbers to the format required by the language. In the category Percentage how do I change the ...
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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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OpenJDK 11 missing default localization

I have a problem with a Java Swing application I wrote. Since JDK8 there were always standard localization texts for all the Swing components. These were chosen by the locale set in the Java ...
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Using local date format in the references in Microsoft Word

I write a paper with Microsoft Word and use the Harvard reference style. My problem is that at the reference section, Word formats the dates in US format, but the document is in my local language, so ...
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Unlock MS text-to-speech voices on Win8.1

Windows 10 ships with a lot of pre-installed, but not activated text-to-speech voices. They can be unlocked following Martin Brinkmann's registry hack [1]. However, I wonder whether I can also ...
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Excel Chart - show data formatted regardless the local settings

I want to share a excel file with charts on a different computer. The data I have formatted to display with thousand (,) and decimal (.) separation char. Unfortunately the other computer is set up ...
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Less than symbol

I somehow lost the functionality to type less than (<) symbol on my keyboard. I've tried the on-screen keyboard, still can't type it. Using Hungarian layout, the key is AltGr+M, other symbols work,...
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Windows 7, keyboard input not updating in login screen

I recently changed the keyboard of one of my computers from a "French (Belgium)" keyboard to a "French (France)" keyboard, and as it usually causes window to do automatic switching when multiple ...
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Displaying emails with right-to-left language in Outlook

I have a web app that sends out emails to users. When sending an email in Arabic, I found it necessary to wrap the content with <div style="direction: rtl;"> to get the content to read right-to-...
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Remove Russian language Windows 10 [duplicate]

I had Windows 10 Pro 1803 17134.81 with installed only English language. A few days ago in updates I got "Пакет локализованого интерфейса на русском" that automatically installed on my PC. But now ...
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If it possible to force websites to automatically use English language if you are in a non-English speaking country

I have an annoying problem. I live in a foreign country. Every time I visit a new website, it set the foreign language as default. Is it possible to set some settings or any preference or any special ...
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How can I turn Word 2016 hypenation ON?

This question is a question that asks how to turn hyphenation ON, and the comment and downvoted answer both say, "Here's what you need to do to turn hyphenation OFF." What I've gathered is that ...
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Notepad++ resets display language

I want to use "Englisch (customizable)", but it resets to "English" every time I start Notepad++. Setting the language after starting as admin doesn't help. Starting as admin afterwards also doesn't ...
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Finding localized string redirection resouces in Windows

Let's say you want to find out where in the registry is a menu you see appearing when you right-click an item. Using English language you see, for example, "Open command window here". But if the ...
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Localized shortcuts for official US, not working ones

Apparently Microsoft maintains only one list of Excel keyboard shortcuts for Windows: Keyboard shortcuts in Excel for Windows. But in localized versions of Excel with various keyboard layouts not all ...
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Forget iPlayer and video feeds, is there a way to view BBC.co.uk outside of the UK so I can read domestic articles?

I'm having a tough time finding an answer to my problem because after every search I run, I either can't find anything useful or all recommendations assume that I'm outside the UK and wanting to ...
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What formula to use in an MS Word (English UI) field to get the sum in words in Russian?

I've got English UI in Windows and in MS Office applications. But I prepare a document in Word in Russian. I tried to Create a field via Ctrl+F9 In the new field I've entered =235555 *CardText \l ...
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Opera 49.0 Can't Edit and Remove Default Search Engines (/ncr)

I want to use "google.com/ncr" but I can't edit or remove default search engines in Opera Browser. There is no way to do that. Redirection is pointless for me. I just want to search and get results ...
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How to control the font used by Athena-gvim in dialogs?

To reduce the number of dependencies, I build gvim to use the Athena widgets only (no GTk, etc.) This works fine, but there is a problem with localization... My locale is set to use KOI8-U. After ...
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Can accented characters in program names cause compatibility issues in Windows?

I'm currently developing a game for Windows systems. The specific details of the game are not terribly important, however the game itself is largely self-contained in a single .exe file. One thing ...
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How do I restore the localized name for documents folder (Windows 10)?

I saw some people are asking how to "get rid of" the localized names of, say, the Documents, Pictures, Downloads, etc. But in my case, I want to "restore" it to the default. This happened when I ...
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How to fully localize Windows 10 Home

I have a new Windows 10 Home, and it is installed in German language and I intend to change it to my native language (which is not English). According to this, I have to add the desired language and ...
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Forcing locale upon a specific .net application

In my .net application, I'm loading a CSV file and then parsing the fields using float.Parse(). Users from Germany who run Windows 7 (and 8) have their region set to Germany. This causes decimal ...
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How programs determine which language to install in on Windows?

I have installed Geany IDE and Microsoft R Open on my Windows 7 64-bit computer which has Windows in English and some of the localization settings set to Turkish format and it has a Turkish IP. When I ...
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Settings in windows search are in a wrong language

Today I switched my system language from Polish to English (Windows 10). Everything works except Windows Search. When I type Add or remove to get to Add or remove program I'm getting polish version of ...
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Excel 2013 find and replace

Excel 2013 find-replace command doesn't allow to me to replace all /, it does find them, but it can't replace them with eg ; Whenever I try to do that, I get a message, that suggests me to add a ' ...
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How can I open a specific sheet named after a month?

I have a bunch of Month Tabs What is one way to open a specific one with VBA? I tried using this snippet: Private Sub Workbook_Open() Dim ws As Worksheet Dim mnth As String, dte As String, mday As ...
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Controlling encoding of redirected win console command output

Here is what I want to do: Redirecting properly the output of console applications (I use the term command in the rest of the message) into a file with 1252 encoding (to make it readable from any ...
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How to revert website from previously localized version?

I traveled abroad to Israel and loaded IE while there. My MSN homepage loaded the localized Hebrew version. Now I am back in the US and the homepage is still defaulting to the Hebrew one. I've already ...
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Changing Filenet P8 localization after installation

We installed Filenet-P8 on a localized Windows 2012. We noticed this OS could be set to another language "quickly". Is there a painless way to relocalize the whole system (Windows + Sql Server + ...
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DosBox - special letters and Caps Lock

There's one problem I have with all major builds of Dosbox (Daum and Megabuild). With Caps lock enabled, I get capital letters from English alphabet, but in order to write capitals in German, French, ...
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Change default application install language

My newly downloaded and installed VLC player has my country language as default. I must manually set it to show user interface in English. How to make default application language English?
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Notepad++ localization keeps reverting after closing

So, everytime I open Notepad++ it's in PTbr, for some unknown reason since I "installed" (on PortableApps.com platform) using ENus. And it doesn't matter if I change it inside the program's settings, ...
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I want my Firefox to type “,” instead of “.” on my number block

I live in Germany and here "," is the decimal separator. So, when I use Firefox I would like to have "," on the number block when I use online banking (or similar) so that I can properly use that key. ...
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How to know which license version has an XP installed system [duplicate]

My friend has a notebook with Windows XP Professional installed. I would like to understand which version exactly is and which license type is referred to. The sticker reports an OEM pre-installed XP ...
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AltGr not working properly on VMware

I'm working on Fedora 18 on a VMware VM. Until yesterday my keyboard was OK, but I was trying with my boss to get the extended ASCII code activating the composed keys with so many ways (and all of ...
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Change paragraph direction in windows 7 wordpad for right to left languages

In Microsoft windows 7 default Wordpad there is no button to switch directions between ltr/rtl paragraphs for right to left languages such as Persian and Arabic. How should I change direction when I ...
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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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Force Google Chrome Browser to use google.com

I have a U.S.-based google account, but I am currently in India. I always want google.com search results, not google.co.in. I go to google.com, but I get immediately redirected to google.co.in. ...
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How to find localised Microsoft Windows service names? [closed]

My Internet searched brought up several service names that are turned on by default on windows but might not be worth the resources they use. Specifically most of corporate/big network services can be ...