When software behaves differently to accommodate regional preferences for date, characters, text direction or presents information in multiple languages

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How do I enable a British English voice in Google Maps turn-by-turn navigation on iOS?

I'm a UK iPhone user. Google Maps turn-by-turn navigation has always used a US English voice for me, even though both Siri and Apple Maps use a British English voice. I was surprised recently to hear ...
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How to change keyboard layout via keyboard shortcut? [duplicate]

I like to use both US and German keyboard layout but I find the process of switching between them via mouse tiresome. I want a keyboard-only solution. Is there a predefined shortcut to change between ...
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Setting and using a “language” property of an audio file in iTunes?

I'm a linguaphile, and I have lots of audio files in different languages in iTunes.  I would like the ability to tag a file with the language code, and to see and/or sort by that tag. I have no use ...
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How to burn non-English subtitles into mkv using a mac application?

my smart TV app (samsung UE55F8000) doesn't render non-latin subtitles correctly and there is no option to configure it. The only way to show non-latin subtitles as far as I understand is to burn ...
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Auto-correct in Mavericks for Romanian Dictionary

I installed a Romanian dictionary on Mavericks in two ways: by using the cocoAspell and, by copying the OpenOffice dictionary files {aff|dic} in the ~/Library/Spelling/. The Good: In both the ...
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Default country settings in OS X 10.9.1

I have a very annoying problem with my Mac. My default country is somehow set to the Netherlands. Whenever I open Google with Safari or another Web browser, I get redirected to google.nl. I also ...
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Cannot change region (locale) on MBP running OS X 10.9.2

I'm running OS X 10.9.2 on a MacBook Pro (Mid-2012) and cannot change its region (locale) via System Preferences -> Language & Region: Changing it ostensibly works, but revisiting the ...
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Illustrator sometimes disable my second language in my Mac OS

I have a bilingual Mac OS (10.7.5) and sometimes when I use Adobe Illustrator CS5 English Version, the second language (Greek in my case) gets disabled. It also switches to English if the other ...
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How to change Skype language on iPad

I have an iPad with Settings->General->International->Language set to Hungarian. Still, my Skype is in Chinese and I have no idea how to change that. I tried to change the iPad's language, to change ...
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How do I enter chinese names in Address Book?

Chinese names are quite elaborate and quite different from the "standard American name" that the Mac Address Book is based on. Notably I'm looking for a good way to Store a person's Chinese name – ...
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Dictionaries and spell-checking

My default language is English, but I also sometimes type in Czech. I have added a Czech keyboard to OS X, and can switch between the two easily. The trouble is that OS X has no native Czech ...
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Disable auto tick mark

There is a new feature in Mavericks that causes the tick mare (`) to be added to the letter before it. What is really annoying, is that it only does this where I absolutely would never want it to ...
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Does Apple tailor iOS software in any way for specific regions?

If I buy an iPad or iPhone in Saudi Arabia, for instance, from a Saudi carrier, will the UI have been tailored in any way? I am thinking specifically of removing references to Israel, for example, in ...
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Automator Localization issue?

I have some difficulties understanding what's wrong in Automator: I used to launch a short automator script with an exiftool command to organize my pictures by folders: exiftool -v '-Directory < ...
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Are there Korean keyboard layouts for OSX 10.9 that mimic the iOS 7 Korean layout?

On my iOS7 devices (iPhone 5, iPad Air), I added a Korean keyboard and I can operate it effectively. On the Macbook Air, I added the "3-Set Korean" input source and I cannot operate it effectively. ...
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Pages 5.0 change quote language

On Pages 5.0, how can I change the type of smart quotes for one document only? I have tried , and alt ⌥ + ] to produce , ‘ but the latter autocorrects to ’ as in English.
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How to disable default keyboard layout shorcut in OS X 10.8?

When I select the "Simplified Pinyin" layout in Mac OS X 10.8, the shortcut Shift+6 is assigned to "Display smileys" (see screenshot below). However, since this is a French keyboard, Shift+6 is ...
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New York not found in French weather app

I have one iphone in English, one in French. In the weather app, in English, I can find "New York, NY" no issues. In the French version, New York simply does not appear in the search results! Known ...
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Difference between US QWERTY and International QWERTY Apple keyboards?

What exactly is the difference between US QWERTY and International QWERTY Apple keyboards? I’m talking about the hardware keyboards specifically, not about keyboard layouts (in System Settings).
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How to access wireless channel 13 and above from a US Mac Book Pro?

When traveling internationally and connecting to an 802.11g wireless network I'm unable to connect because non-US access points default to using channel 13 and up. From what I hear if the Mac Book Pro ...
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Change Date Format to German (English)

I accidentally changed my date format from "German (English)" to "German (Germany)". Now I can't seem to get it back. I need that format. I changed a UK Format to my needs but having a predefined ...
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Is it possible to set the output language of shell commands to anything other than English?

Am I correct in my assumption that shell commands such as cp, man, ls, etc. always print their messages in English regardless of system and user settings, and also standard shell messages like ...
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Can I use my iPhone internationally?

I have an Apple iPhone 4 (model A1349) with Virgin Mobile service. It works fine in the US but Virgin told me that it won't work internationally (i.e., calling within other countries or calling US ...
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Changing OS X command line language

On Debian I managed to change it using dpkg and now UNIX commands, manual pages and supported packages are in my native language. Is there a way to do this also on OS X? I already have the locales set ...
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Can I change the locale for a single application?

Is it possible to change the locale on a per-application basis in OS X 10.8? Background: I'd like to play "Larry Reloaded" in English, but my user locale is German. The game detects this, and switches ...
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What causes the popup alternate characters from showing?

I have the latest version of Mountain Lion 10.8.4 but can't use the new hold key to show variations option. So, when I press the n key and hold it down, it would be nice to see the two alternate ñ and ...
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Finnish spell checker for Pages.app '09?

Can anyone tell me where I can find a Finnish spell checker for OS X Pages '09 as it is not available through Apple?
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Change lockscreen date language iOS 6

When I first configured my new iPod touch 5th gen, I put "English" for iOS language. I then switched iOS to "Français (Canada)" in the General Settings/International. Everything look fine except one ...
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Does anyone know how to disable unicode text input in text fields?

I absolutely love the Cocoa text engine. A few modifications to a little xml file - ~/Library/DefaultKeyBinding.dict - and you can get just about any key sequence to work in any standard Cocoa text ...
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LANG variable wrong in iTerm2, where's the bug?

Today I noticed that when opening TortoiseHG the app was in Dutch (partially, not fully translated it seems). Looking around in my environment I found out that LANG=nl_NL.UTF-8. It is indeed true ...
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Order an non-standard keyboard layout on new MacBook

Is it possible to order a new MacBook with a keyboard that's non-standard for a given country? Let's say I want to have a Norwegian keyboard, but I'm living in Australia. Is this possible? And if it ...
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What is the Mac keyboard key with a symbol ⌅ of an up arrow pointing into a horizontal line?

On a Mac, symbols are often used for keys rather than names. In Adobe Indesign for Mac, the keyboard shortcuts for inserting various break characters are described using what looks like an up arrow / ...
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Can I launch an iPad application in a different locale than what iOS uses?

My iPad 3 is configured in French for the family but I prefer my apps un-translated. Is it possible to force an application to launch in a specific locale? Is it feasible without a third-party tool?
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Can iOS be extended Language and spell correction on iPad 3 [closed]

I would like to know if there is a Bosnian spelling checker for my iPad and iPhone. I'm kind of wondering because there are more Bosnian speakers than there are Slovenian and Montenegrin combined, ...
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Setting preferred language order on iPhone

Q: Is it possible to set a secondary preferred language on the iPhone? Background: On the Mac Desktop it is possible to select a "Language Preference" order, so that if your favorite application ...
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Mountain Lion US keyboard layout .. bug? British layout when selected US keyboard

When I change my input source to US Keyboard and I want to press this key: ` I get some British key. My keyboard is this one: And it behaves like this one: I changed my keyboard layout like ...
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Can I assign a language for each iMessage contact?

I write iMessages in different languages, depending on who the message goes to. Text input is very difficult if auto-completion/correction is using the wrong dictionary. Is there a way to assign a ...
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Merge two keyboard layouts into one

I'm a Dvorak user but I also need to use international keyboard too. The problem is - when I use international phonetic keyboard it's based on Qwerty. When I have hardware support for Dvorak (on ...
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Change date in menu bar from “DAY MONTH” to “MONTH DAY”?

The date in my menu bar is in "DAY MONTH" format (e.g. 23 Oct) but I want it in "MONTH DAY" format (e.g. Oct 23). How can I do this? Also, it shows "Tue" as the week day when I'd prefer seeing it in ...
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How to turn off the spellchecker for a specific document?

I'm in Canada, and I use my mac to write documents in both English and French. Generally, I find that the built-in spellchecker (on 10.7.4) does a great job of automatically detecting which language ...
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Why are emails from Find My iPhone in the wrong locale/language?

I'm a native English speaker and I can only understand English. For some reason, every email notification I get from the Find My iPhone service (such as a "locked" or "alarm" confirmation) is in ...
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What's the difference between the swedish and swedish - pro keyboard layouts?

There seem to be two layouts for Swedish (not counting Sami) and I don't understand the difference.
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Is there a way to change the language for Wikipedia searches in iBooks on iOS, without changing the language settings for the device?

I live in Norway so I have my iPad 2 language set to Norwegian. Most of the books I read in iBooks are english. The dictionary is English which is great, however I often try to look up words that are ...
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Different language for Mac OS and AppStore's softwares

My OS X (Mountain Lion) is in English, and I want to keep it like this. But, for some softwares in the AppStore (not necessary all), I would like to turn it in French when supported (like OmniFocus) ...
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How to set the language of iCloud calendar reminder emails?

Ever since iCloud Calendar became publicly available I am using it to arrange my schedule. I meet with people from other countries on a regular basis and I'd like the calendar reminder emails I send ...
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How to switch language of OS X dictionary?

In Mountain Lion the OS X internal dictionary that you can fire up by right clicking a word, or by using the dashboard widget, seems to have gained at least one new language: German. Since German is ...
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Switching Keyboard Layout on Macbook on Lion

Is it still possible to switch from the default (Macbook UK) keyboard to the US layout in Lion? Everything I've read says there should be an international option in System Preferences, but there ...
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Disable diacritics in iOS Messages app?

Some people have reported to me that messages that I send them that originally contained diacritics were garbled, or the diacritics are replaced by boxes/stars etc. Is there a way to make Messages ...
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Can I use a foreign power cord to power my MacBook?

I have a MacBook Pro computer and I will be traveling abroad to Hong Kong for studies. The electric sockets and voltage are different than here in the US so I would have to use a converter but it is a ...
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Enter “vertical bar” (or “pipe symbol”) in Windows

I have my MacBook late 2008 sometimes running Windows 7 via BootCamp. The keyboard has a German layout. Pretty much like the Wikimedia image below except that the blue symbols in the lowest line are ...