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

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Mongolian Cyrillic for iPhone

How can I type Mongolian Cyrillic on an iPhone? I'm currently on version 7.1.2, and if possible, I'd like to use an Apple-produced solution (eg downloading keyboard info from Apple if that's ...
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Unclear OSX notification banners: where is the cropped text?

Long text notifications banners on MacOS X are cropped. The missing text makes them hard to understand, or even incomprehensible. How can I read the full text of these banners, if nothing shows up in ...
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CMD + = shortcut on non standard USA keyboard (bluetooth)?

I need to execute a shortcut key of CMD + =, problem is that the = on my keyboard (non usa, european) it is obtained by pressing the Shift on the 0 (zero) ... So I tried doing CMD + Shift + 0 but ...
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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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How to change date format on menu bar without extra apps?

This is how it looks right now These are my "Language & Region" settings There is clearly a bug involved. I don't want use an app to solve such ridiculously simple prolem. It should be ...
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Wrong date format in the menu bar

I set up some custom date formats, and while at first the date in the menu bar did honor them, now I've noticed it stopped and it's just using a standard one. How do I switch it back? Screenshot: ...
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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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Is it possible to use 2 different keyboards without having to switch the layout manually?

I have multiple keyboard attached to one of my macs. One is more of the gamer type the other is the usual bluetooth keyboard. One is French (Windows AZERTY) the other one is US (Mac QWERTY). Is it ...
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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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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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How to assign Kana (かな) key in Japanese keyboard to another Language?

I have purchased my Mac Pro ( it is running OS 10.9.5) in Japan. Needless to say that it has two different keys assigned exclusively for English and Japanese (英語 for English and かな for Japanese). ...
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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 ...
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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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Which version of Mac OS X was the first to support RTL (right-to-left) languages?

Apple – Press Info – Mac OS X Hits Stores This Weekend (2001) listed seven languages for 10.0. From an archived Apple knowledge base article Mac OS X 10.6: Changing the direction of text I know that ...
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Microsoft Word right-to-left (RTL) support

I have on my Mac - Microsoft Word 2010, now … I want to write from right to left ( not only text-align right, but direction ltr). I'll be thankful for some help. :)
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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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Change from a French keyboard to a US International on iMacbook Pro with Retina [duplicate]

I've purchased a MacBook Pro 13" with retina screen last week in France. I'd like to change some physical keys in the keyboard to a US International keyboard. What should be the best way to do so?
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How to perform a find with Chinese characters?

I'm ssh'd into my iPad 2,1 running iOS 8.1. I'm trying to do a find for "PP越狱": fermat-ipad:/ root# find /var/mobile/ -iname XXX When I enter the Chinese name for XXX, I get: (arg: 1) find ...
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How to turn off iTunes Store localisation?

The iTunes Store has an annoying habit of localising song metadata based on the system language: for instance, if I have my system language set to English but buy from the Japanese iTunes store, the ...
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Second language doesn't show up in keyboard - iOS 8

I use two languages on my iPad. Both show up in settings, but the "world" key, used to change from one language to another on the keyboard, has been replaced by an emoticon key. Emoticon does not show ...
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How can I change the system language without changing shortcuts?

I would like to change the OS X system language on one Mac from English to French. If I do that, all standard-shortcuts also change. We use the Dvorak keyboard layout on all Macs. Example: In ...
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Sorting text with diacritics on OS X gives wrong results

Using postgresql I've noticed strange ordering issues. While investigating further, I've found a very informative post. I've inspected further and it is true that LC_LOCALE files are the same for ...
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How do I set a localized name for a folder?

I want to give a folder a localized name. In one of Apple's articles, I found out that the ".localized" file (e.g., in ~/Downloads) is responsible for indicating this, but all of the .localized files ...
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How to run an application in a different language? [duplicate]

I have my Mac OS X Yosemite system configured in spanish, but I have an app with a horrible spanish translation, and I would like to run it (and just this app) in english. How could I do that?
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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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iPhone 6+ in UAE (Dubai and Abu Dhabi)

Can someone please let me know which model to chose (from the US) for someone who would like to use iPhone 6+ in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for carrier Etisalat or DU. Where can I buy the phone? ...
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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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Can I use Apple Pay in the US with an Australian AMEX?

I'm travelling from Australia to the US. Apple Pay isn't available in Australia yet. My question is: Can I use Apple Pay in the US with an Australian AMEX?
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Accent popup in Terminal.app?

I was wondering if anyone has figured out a way to enable the press-and-hold accent popup in Terminal.app, where it does not work out of the box? Does not have to be press-and-hold, but some way to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How can “Automatic by Language” spell checking be made to work for non-Apple dictionaries?

I often write documents and emails in both English (UK) and Scottish Gaelic languages. I have installed a third-party aff/dic dictionary for Scottish Gaelic as Apple do not have a native dictionary ...
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Getting used to either US or US-International keyboard layout [closed]

I will buy a new Macbook soon. I am german and used to the german keyboard layout: Since I do alot of coding and many special characters are placed inconveniently on the german keyboard (e.g. { and ...
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How to work around the issue that I can't access some iStore apps of a different country?

My family is spread across the world and I live and work in a different country than my native one. My iPhone and Apple ID are registered to my country of residence. On a few occasions, recently, I ...
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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 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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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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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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Buying used iPhone 5s for use abroad

I'm looking to buy a used iPhone 5s from eBay. It will be used as an iPod Touch for a while, but I'll be moving out of the US in about a year or so. Sprint phones are by far the cheapest, but as I ...
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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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Add languages to OSX dictionary

The native OSX dictionary (hover + 3-finger-tap) does not work for the Hebrew language. The example below shows its reluctance to interpret the word פרסומת, a valid Hebrew word. Any ideas how to add ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...