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

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iPhone calendar showing Chinese months

Some things are in English and other are (I’m guessing) in Chinese. How do I change my language settings to English.
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How to use a shortcut with a special character which requires ALT or SHIFT key to be pressed?

I have an application which has some shortcuts defined in combination with some special characters: On my keyboard's layout, to get a forward slash character (/) I have to press SHIFT+7. I tried to ...
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Stop tilde and grave acting as deadkeys on French Macbook Pro keyboard (AZERTY)

I have a 2015 Macbook Pro running Mojave where internal keyboard is French AZERTY (ISO) type as shown here: Pressing grave (the key next to return) or tilde (Alt-Gr n) act as a dead keys. Input ...
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How to show French site results instead of English sites on iOS Safari without setting French as the system language?

I set French as the system language on iOS 13 and when I searched for something like iPhone 11 Pro in Safari, I got search results in French (such as French Wikipedia article of iPhone 11 Pro or Apple ...
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Activating more type accents on macOS

I have MacBook Pro and using Mojave currently. I would like to add more type accents to my standart U.S. Q keyboard(or at least find an easy way to type 2 characters from my mother-tongue(Turkish). I ...
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MacOS Catalina keyboard layout

After Catalina upgrade I have noticed my keyboard layout is different. I was using Croatian (e.g. Y was Z, @ was opt+shift+2). Now it is switched to "Croatian - PC" which resembles Windows keyboard ...
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How to set Apple TV's language back to English?

So, our daughter thought it would be funny to change the Apple TV's language setting. She is now complaining that she can't watch TV shows. Of course she can't, because nobody can figure out how to ...
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Can Karabiner perform complex mapping to make British key layout function more like the US layout?

My MacBook Pro has a British/European keyboard and would like to do the following remaps so my keyboard behaves more like a US keyboard. Specifically, the more complicated items I need to change are: ...
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How is the Apple Watch ECG disabled in certain countries?

In Japan there will not be ECG for potentially many years until it makes it through mountains of bureaucracy. I haven't tried a different Apple ID to enable the ECG, but I heard others have tried ...
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Apple magic keyboard weird behavior

I connected Apple's magic keyboard to an iPhone 7 and started to experiment if I can take it with me on a journey. I soon realized that it does not have any special characters to my language. I ...
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How to stop Terminal from using special characters?

When I'm using arguments with quotes in the Terminal, the quote is first highlighted and then changes to a special character when certain characters are entered after it. For example trying to type "...
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iOS app missing keyboard language selection

I am having an issue with an iOS application which doesn't allow choosing between configured iOS keyboard languages except for English and Emoji The very same app (in this case, Bolt) shows the ...
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Windows users can see a strange letter (a white dot on black background) on text originally typed on a MacBook

I and my colleagues happened to see a strange letter appearing randomly in texts typed by another colleague who uses a MacBook and with the "Simple Telex" input method used for their keyboard setting. ...
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How do you say “numeral” in french for Siri to get numbers right?

In english you would say "Hey Siri, Play Led Zeppelin *numeral* 4" in order for Siri to detect that 4 is a number rather that a word like "for". Do you know the keyword that replaces "numeral" when ...
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OSX Language switch as in windows?

How to make OSX behave the same way as Windows in regards to multiple keyboard languages (drives me crazy)? In Windows, each app starts with default language, unless you have chosen a new language ...
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iPhone Photos Geolocation Displayed in Wrong Language

My phone language has almost always been set to English and I've always had my geolocation on for my pictures. A couple of months ago I rearranged the Preferred Language Order to bring Persian to the ...
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How to enable/disable suggestions for character alternatives? [duplicate]

I'm talking about the suggestions you (usually) get after you hold a key down for a few seconds. See image: For some reason they suddenly stopped working for me. I honestly don't recall changing some ...
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Get french accent on Linux terminal connected via ssh from MacOS High Sierra

I come on this forum since no answers or suggestions on other forums. I am often connecting from a MacOS High Sierra terminal via SSH to a Debian 8.0. The locales on my MacOS are : LANG= LC_COLLATE="...
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Shut down dialog in wrong language - MBP High Sierra 10.13.6

My Preferred & Primary language is set to English (The region is however set to Germany) as shown in the image below. When I try to shut down or restart, I am presented a dialog in German ...
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How to insert ALT character with Edit -> Emoji & Symbols

I want to insert the Apple's Alt key symbol into a document. So I fired up the 'Emoji & Symbols' window and use 'alt' as the search term. The symbols are not 100% as I expected but close enough....
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How to use ABC Extended with standard British PC keyboard layout

The ABC Extended input is fantastic for inputing several diacritics, but it only seems to assume apple's own layouts, i.e. it doesn't recognise the standard British PC layout. Is there a way to make ...
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My mac keyboard print ˜ instead of ~

when I press delta key a ˜ instead of ~, I have to hit space every time after printing ˜ to get ~. How to print ~ directly without clicking space after it? my system is Mojave 10.14.4 my keyboard is ...
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How to type a long/em dash `—`

When writing emails and articles I often find myself in the need to use a long/em dash — character, not to be confused with the hyphen - character. Normally what I end up doing is I type two ...
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Making Favorites category selected by default in Character Viewer

Whenever I open Character Viewer, I want the Favorites category selected by default as shown in the image. Instead, I find that even if I selected Favorites in the last session, next time the ...
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Using Favorites from Character Viewer on another Mac [duplicate]

I would like to use the list of customized Favorites in Character Viewer from my Macintosh on my co-worker's Mac. Is there a way to do so?
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What does “Other Languages” item in iPhone settings mean?

What does the Other Languages... item found below iPhone Language under Settings app → General → Language & Region mean? Tapping on the item shows me two sections, namely: IPHONE LANGUAGES and ...
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How can I type Lithuanian stress characters (e.g., ą́, ė̃, m̃)?

This is an obscure use case, so I'm not surprised that there's nothing about this online. I already know how to type accent marks in general, and how to change keyboards. However, I was not able to ...
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Use different Country/Region from Family in App Store

My family is from Brazil and I live in Romania. I use family sharing so I can use Apple Music from my family account without paying for an extra individual subscription. This is the main feature I am ...
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How to type ə (the schwa character) on macOS?

The wikipedia article for ə says, “In MacOS with the U.S. Extended keyboard, the letters Ə ə are made with Option+Shift+: followed by shift+A or a respectively.” When I follow these instructions (on ...
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Can you edit the keywords for the emoji picker in Mojave?

TL;DR: Is there any way to edit the keywords for the emojis that show up in the character picker? In the emoji-picker on Mojave (10.14.3) the keywords for filtering/selecting emoji via Cmd+Ctrl+Space ...
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Can I sidestep a red line spelling checker in words other than English?

In macOS there appear words that are underlined in red if the spelling is wrong. However, I started to learn French and only found that French words that are spelled correctly have he red underlines ...
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Too many dots in Safari password fields

Safari 12.0.1 (14606.2.104.1.1) / macOS Mojave 10.14.1 (18B75) / both Mac Mini late 2018 and macBookAir late 2018. Each time I type a character in a password field, instead of being displayed as a ...
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Exporting Favorites from Character Viewer

I would like to export the list of Favorites in Character Viewer (which can be launched by selecting "Show Emoji & Symbols" in the menu bar icon for the input source) and import it into a ...
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Localized app name does appear in English only via App Store app on iPhone

I have a weird issues. There is my app which I localized for multiple languages following Apple guidelines. All works well, app reacts to the language on the phone, I can see localized app name by ...
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About converting to UFT8 from a “Simplified Chinese” file having a “garbled” file name

I use Mac with English MacOS interface. I download a file from Chinese website(Simplified Chinese). It is garbled file name. The garbled file name: %E6%B9%96%E5%8D%97IPTV.apk The real file name: ...
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Macbook's Arabic keyboard layout mistakes and missing characters!

I'm familiar enough with the Arabic language, but not sure if those points down below are considered to be mistakes from apple designers or not, also I've checked with the official layout of Apple's ...
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Travelling with a Macbook Air

When travelling to a foreign country my notebook loads websites in that country and language. I want it to continue with my home country sites and not have it know I have changed countries. How?
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Custom ukelele layout - cmd-w and similar shortcuts not working

I'm making a custom non-latin keyboard layout in Ukelele. When I install the layout and activate it typical OS hotkeys like Cmd-W or Cmd-Q are not working, but when I switch to say Russian layout - ...
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Character viewer missing Unicode blocks

I just switched from OS 10.9 to OS 10.14, and the character viewer (aka "Show Emoji & Symbols") looks like this: Where have all the other Unicode blocks (e.g. Greek and Coptic, Cyrillic, Georgian,...
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How to enable foreign/accentuated letters popup on ukelele (.keylayout) custom keyboard keypress?

I have created and installed a custom keyboard layout with the ukelele application. This keyboard is installed here : ~/Library/Keyboard Layouts/my-custom-layout.keylayout When the default english ...
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Mac Excel won't recognize Spanish/Portuguese accents (UTF8 or ANSI)

I'm working with Excel to open a delimited (tabbed) txt file that contains Portuguese and Spanish accents. As you can see below, in the third row there is a title "Último Año" that is correct. ...
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Safari fonts not displaying properly

Safari 12.0 macOS Mojave version 10.14 MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports) AS of today (2/11/2018) characters in Safari are being shown as boxed question marks. The same websites ...
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How can I type the Multiply symbol (“ד) on iPhone?

I was using speech recognition to send a message in WhatsApp, and when I said “multiplied by” this sign appeared: I can’t remember seeing this symbol on the default iOS keyboards, so I wonder if ...
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Activate Emoji & Symbols and Character Viewer independently

Sometimes when editing text, I want to use the Emoji & Symbols viewer to quickly type a symbol. Other times, I want to open the full Character Viewer window. Unfortunately, there only seems to be ...
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How do you type a character with its ASCII code?

I need to type the form feed character 0x0C in ASCII on my Mac. Is there any way to do this? I've tried using "Emoji and Symbols" from the Edit menu, but it's not in there.
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Custom keyboard layout not showing in System Preferences in 10.13.6

I have a custom keyboard layout which I would like to use and I've tried moving the .keylayout file to the /Library/Keyboard Layouts/ and the corresponding directory in home folder, but it doesn't ...
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Opening .doc from Mac Classic on a modern computer

I have an old Macintosh Classic running Mac OS 7.0.3. It has Word 5 installed on it and contains a some .doc files created within it. The documents are in Czech language and contain letters like ěšč ...
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Mojave and its non-respect of the AppleLocale preference

This is a new (Mojave) version of a question posted two years ago here. Being a French speaking bilingual Canadian, I have always had my macOS computers configured in English (because I prefer using ...
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How to remove a font downloaded through Font Book?

Font Book has a few international fonts that need to be downloaded before use. After downloading one there is no immediate way to remove it again. Can this be worked around?
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Where can I change the region settings in the iOS file system or otherwise tweak them when jailbroken?

Apologies if this is not the right place to ask this, but I feel that an audience who jailbreaks may know the answer to this. I am trying to hack files right now to change my region settings exactly ...