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Questions tagged [localization]

for questions related to adjusting a product in order to accommodate the language & various cultural expectations of different localities

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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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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?

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 ...
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How to set a right-to-left paragraph in a Tumblr post?

Tumbler used to allow right aligned paragraphs, which is useful in RTL languages (e.g., Hebrew or Arabic). In the past, I'd create Right-to-Left paragraphs - by entering either of the following in the ...
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how to fix a spreadsheet language?

I am building a spreadsheet and I would like to ensure that all the content is in English, even when the spreadsheet is shared with users having another language set in Office. An example when it is ...
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Why does Google think I’m in Korea from every device on my home network when I am in Canada?

I’m not sure when this started happening but every device (e.g. laptop, phones, tablets, etc…) at home, Google thinks I’m in Korea when I’m actually in Canada. I tried using Geo IP Tool to double-...
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It is legal to reinstall OEM Localized Windows with English Windows? [closed]

I have bought Laptop with Windows 8 CZ (Czech localization). I would like to re-install the laptop with Windows 8 EN. It is legal to install English Windows if I bough Czech Windows? Where should I ...
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Google.com international version?

When I visit http://google.com I want to get the international google.com version using the english language and not any kind of a localized version of it. http://www.google.com/ncr does not work ...
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How do I test the localization of a website by changing local settings?

I published an application in the Google play store and the description should be supporting localization. How can I change my local localization? Is it the Windows 7 settings? The browser settings? ...
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Can you make Windows 7 not localize folder names?

I am running preinstalled Windows 7 Home Premium (Nordic, in Finnish for me). My C:\ folder of course has the Users folder, but its name is in Finnish. Clicking on the folder name in Explorer shows ...
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How to prevent Excel to use the OS regional settings for date patterns in formulas

According to this question I have the following problem: I want to use some Excel function (not the cell formatting) like TEXT(A1, {date_pattern}) But the person who answer my previous question make ...
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How to set different ANSI codepages for different legacy Windows applications?

Unfortunately there is still a lot of Windows applications that use legacy character encodings instead of proper Unicode. Windows control panel allows to choose one codepage for all of them but I use ...
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Disable localized sorting in Windows Explorer

I live in Denmark where we have some regional letters. These also have alternative spelling e.g. å can be spelled as aa, but these are practically never used. Though I have an English Windows 7 ...
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See reviews in all languages - all regions in windows store

When I open Store app in Windows 8.1, I see very little reviews for application, because the app is only showing reviews in Czech. Is it possible to set it up to show all reviews? I am using English ...
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Built-in mail application is not localized on a multi-language Windows 8.1

I have a fresh install of the English version of Windows 8.1. Two users are configured : one uses the English UI, the other uses the French UI. I also got the Office French language pack configured ...
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Windows 7 boot manager not localized on UEFI system

I'm running an Italian version of Windows 7, which includes a localized boot manager. However, I recently replaced my motherboard with a new one based on UEFI firmware instead of BIOS (Asus Z87 ...
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Windows 7: L10N mechanics

I have a localized version of Windows 7. I can't figure out where windows gets the names for files and directories on the system. For instance, consider the following (default) files. > cd C:\...
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English - India's Currency and number format is not available

I am using Windows XP Service pack 2 (2002), I need Indian (Locale) Number and Currrency formats , but the "English - India" is not available in languages bar , I customized the Dollar symbol and ...
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Preserving accented letters in small caps in French in Word

I have a Word document where the section titles are in small caps. This document is in French. Accents in the small caps text disappear, e.g. “Caractères accentués” comes out as CARACTERES ACCENTUES. ...
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Translation of default folder names in Windows

Windows (all versions) folders have their standard names such as Users, Documents, Local Settings etc that are unfortunately translated in other language versions, and thus instead of the names that ...
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HOW: Ubuntu Linux in Bengali?

How to change my Ubuntu setup in Bengali language ? I want every menu, every text to be in Bengali. Once I had a very old version of Fedora which had this feature, but I can't find it in Ubuntu.
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Why are some apps showing their keyboard shortcuts in another language?

I'm using Windows 7 at work (not by choice) and while I have the OS and keyboard language set to English, it seems like some apps still display keyboard shortcuts in German (e.g., Strg+Umschalt+J). ...
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Change language of error messages in Windows 7 x64

My Windows 7 installation had Russian localization. When I encountered errors, I thought to translate the errors to Google into English. I decided to change the display language to English. In "...