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

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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 ...
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Unable to download an iOS app from iTunes Japan when I am using my Apple account registered in the USA

I'm trying to download the Denwacho Kantan Copy app for iOS so that I can transfer my contacts to my new softbank iPhone. However, I am being told that I can't download this app with my American ...
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Compile VLC on Lion

I am trying to compile VLC on my Mac along with guide on wiki. I am getting the *** /Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.6.sdk does not exist, please install required SDK, or use export OSX_VERSION=10.6 *** ...
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Using my iMac in a country with a different power supply standard

We may be relocating to a different area of the world where the power standards and outlets differ considerably from what I've got here in North America. Is the power supply in my iMac ...
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How to setup Indian rupee format in Numbers?

Indian rupee number format is different from US number format. e.g. 1,00,00,00,000 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_rupee How do I setup a custom number format in Numbers?
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iPad Contacts app incorrectly formats telephone numbers

Some time ago my iPad Contacts app has begun an odd behaviour of incorrectly formatting American telephone numbers. Instead of displaying "(415)-123-1234", for example, it displays "41 5123 1234". ...
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Mac OS X Hebrew UI breaking Safari?

I've changed my MacBook UI to use hebrew in 10.7.3, but since then Safari refuses to upload files. Whenever I have a form with a file upload and I click "submit", the page reloads without submitting. ...
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Are the downloads for OS X updates different depending on the language?

Are the downloads for OS X updates different depending on the language? Specifically, I'd like to update two computers to Lion 10.7.3. The problem is that one computer is in English and the other in ...
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Is there a way to type Niqqud on iOS?

On my iPod touch I am able to type basic Hebrew characters by adding a Hebrew international keyboard. Is there some way for me to type Hebrew vowels (Niqqud) [without using any specialized apps]?
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What are the downsides of getting a foreign keyboard layout on a MacBook Pro?

A 13-inch MacBook Pro costs £999 in the UK, compared to $1,199 (about £760) in the US. For this reason (I guess), brand new US models cost about £850 on UK eBay. The obvious downside is the keyboard ...
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Is there any way to get a generic (country-unrelated) iTunes link?

When copying links to stuff in iTunes or Mac App Store, I always get a countrycode-specific link. Is there any way to get a generic one? If not, will those links resolve to national-specific iTunes ...
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Replace dead keys of default US keyboard layout on Lion?

I've been trying to create a new keyboard layout using Ukelele on Lion. I want to replace some dead keys combination like option+e to option+'. Ukelele seems to be the right tool for it. Problem is, ...
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Can I show a 24-Hour clock on my Mac's Lock Screen?

I just got a MacBook Pro, and different from my iMac is that I'll be using the lock-screen much more on this one. I noticed that in the upper right corner of the lock screen, the time is shown, but ...
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Is there a timeline for Siri location features to be brought to Canada?

Currently, the location features for Siri don't work in Canada. Is there a timeline for that being rolled out, or is there any way to get around it?
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Manage a multilingual iTunes library?

I just imported a huge music library to iTunes. This library contains plenty tracks that are already in my library, but the info is in a different language, my question is, is there a way to have the ...
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Plugged in new iPhone - iTunes is now using a foreign language

I just got a new iPhone. I plugged it into my computer (iTunes was already installed). After clicking through the registration windows, iTunes displayed the screen below to me. Does anyone know how ...
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How can I get Armenian language support in iOS?

I find it strange that while the Armenian language (keyboard layouts and characters) is supported on OS X, on iOS it is not supported at all. A jailbreak on iOS 3 allowed me to install iKeyEx from ...
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A specific problem with altering the Mac command-key layout to behave like Windows

I want to change Command+Space combination to change keyboard layout to a Windows like Alt+Shift but the Lion's keyboard settings does not react when I assign that particular combination. It allows me ...
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How can I do shift + slash on a French AZERTY keyboard?

I have a MacBook with a French AZERTY keyboard. On this keyboard, the forward slash ('/') is over the ':' character, so I have to do: Shift + : to get the /. However in Eclipse there is a useful ...
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Ukelele generated custom keyboard layouts not working in Lion?

I created a custom keyboard layout with Ukelele (http://scripts.sil.org/ukelele) in Snow Leopard (idea is to generate scandinavian letters with Alt-key, otherwise have a pretty much standard U.S. ...
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What is the difference between the variant language dictionaries in OS X?

How can I see some or all of the individual word differences between the built-in dictionaries. I'm curious and inspired by this question where the UK typically adds the suffix -ise and USA typically ...
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How to add characters to the press and hold character picker in OS X Lion?

In OS X Lion, there is a very useful feature for people like me who need to write in multiple languages, which pops up a small menu of additional characters when you hold down a letter. For instance, ...
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How do I jump to a topic in vim under Terminal for a French Keyboard

I'm on a French keyboard and I'm unable to jump to a topic in vim: If I go ':help' the instructions say: Jump to a subject: Position the cursor on a tag (e.g. |bars|) and hit CTRL-]. I've ...
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Where can I find a map of my MBP french keyboard layout?

I just moved to Mac and I need to get used to the keyboard of my Macbook Pro. I've seen images / maps of the QWERTY keyboards but could not find a proper one for French. I want to see what the ...
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Dvorak keyboard layout with international character support?

I'm running Mac OS X 10.6.3, and find myself switching between the Dvorak and U.S. Extended keyboard layout. Ideally I'd want a Dvorak layout with the international character support of the latter ...
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Experience with using AT&T (GSM) iPads in Europe?

I've been told that it's possible to use an AT&T (GSM) iPad in Europe by buying a microSIM card and a chunk of service from a local carrier, and swapping the card into the iPad while in that ...
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Microsoft Office 2011 right-to-left (Arabic) doesn't work

I'm facing a problem with Office 2011 for MAC, for example, when you open WORD 2011, and key in some Arabic letters, each word will appear as discrete letters not connected as one single word as it ...
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Addressbook resolution for International Callers

Numbers in my phone are stored in the following formats +1.305.555.1212 +1.202.555.1212 +44.222333444 +44.222.33.3444 +91.22.34567890 +91.98765.43210 +91.98.76.543210 All calls from the USA show ...
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Are iPads locale independent?

I am thinking about buying an iPad. I live in Germany. From a past job, I have a gift card with Amazon USA. I would like to buy the iPad from there. Customs issues aside, is the pre-installed iOS ...
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How do I type š on an international keyboard?

I'm currently writing emails frequently to a Slovenian who has the letter š in his name. I use copy and paste for the letter š, which is quite inconvenient. I'm using the US keyboard layout. How can ...
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Rent foreign language films in iTunes

It’s now pretty well-established that you cannot change the language of the iTunes store unless you also change your billing address. Fair enough. But the language setting also dominates the ...
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Using international phone numbers on iPhone

edit: 1 accepted answer but still no (good) solution! :( In my previous phone carrier I could just dial +55 11 99883655 and it would just work. Now I moved to a new carrier and it doesn't work ...
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Using a US-bought WiFi iPad in the UK with the AppStore?

I'm looking to give a WiFi-only iPad to a family member as a gift this Christmas. However, I'm concerned that since I am located in the UK, and the device I purchase will be 'US' configured for the ...
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How to change the language of the App Store and see english ratings?

I have an iTunes account with an italian billing address; because of this Apple assumes that I want the app store in italian which is not the case. Part of the UI is in italian (other parts are in ...
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How do I make the Globe key disappear from the keyboard?

I do some dev and testing on the iPhone. Recently, I was testing some localizations and needed to change the language. I've since changed back to English, but now whenever I bring up a keyboard a ...
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Office 2008 in native languages

I can't find how to buy it, so I assumed that on English is available. Does anyone know if there are other languages available for this product, or like in Windows version a Profiling Tools that not ...
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Decimal comma in Spanish keyboard layout

I have a Spanish layout keyboard (in Snow Leopard). Whenever I use the dot, or comma, in the numeric keyboad (right of the 0) it always shows a comma, but I'd prefer if it entered a dot, just like PCs ...
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Is there a better way to travel internationally with an iPhone (3GS/4 specifically)?

I've travelled to Europe and Asia quite a bit with iPhones with no problems (I live in the US), except for the fact that making calls anywhere outside the US is crazy expensive and of course I ...
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Is it possible to launch a program in a specific language?

I'm a developer, and my primary language is French, so I use Mac OS X in French. However, I need on a regular basis to open an application in English to do support. Right now I'm going to the ...