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Questions tagged [internationalization]

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

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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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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 ...
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Can't add custom keyboard layout in System preferences

I've created the custom keyboard layout using Ukelele and save an obtained bundle to /Library/Keyboard Layouts folder. Unfortunately, when I try to add any new layout in System Preferences app (...
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My Shut Down menu is partially in English

After macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Supplemental Update 2, my Shut Down menu changed from Dutch to English, but only partially:  I tried adding and removing Dutch and English in the Language & ...
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Incorrect Japanese font rendering [closed]

I'm building a UI application in macOS with dynamic localization (meaning that it's possible to switch language while the application is running). I've noticed that if the initial language is ...
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If setting a system language in iOS doesn't take effect for apps already installed. What else can be done?

Perhaps, changing the base system's language isn't the way to getting all the apps' language changed the same way. The case is, an iPad set from factory to Chinese language. In accordance, all apps, ...
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How to restrict language in Microsoft Word 2016

Is there a way I can restrict a document to a specific language even if the keyboard language for the whole system is changed? I use only a particular RTL language for a certain Word document, but I ...
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Multilingual spell checking on Whatsapp Desktop is not working

Multilingual spell checking (French and English) is working very well generally on my mac OS install. I set it up correctly following these recommendations. However, there seems to be something ...
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Whenever I want to type "A, the text is converted to Ä

Whenever I want to type "A, the text is converted to Ä For example, I want to type the following text: "A wonderful letter" When I start typing, I get this: Ä wonderful letter" How to fix the ...
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App Store Optimization: Individual localization for English (U.S.), Australia, Canada and U.K.?

I have an iOS app that is available in all territories and its primary language is set to English (U.S.). I've also created store listings for Australia, Canada and U.K., but I'm using the same ...
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Using automatic setting but getting wrong timezone (missing 30 minutes)

Malaysia timezone supposed to be GMT +8:00 But in my macbook (OS 10.13.5) it displays GMT +7:30 (note the last picture, bottom right), 30 minutes was missing, how can i fix this? Note: I tried to ...
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Keyboard language can't be changed for password (stuck on French)

This issue started today, on macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 (17F77). Whenever I'm on a password field, my keyboard is switched to French and I can't change it! This is extremely annoying, because I can't ...
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Open web page with macOS Safari in different language

Is it possible to make Safari open a web page in a different language without having to change the whole system language? I need to test if the Angular translations come out right but changing system ...
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Ukelele not working on High Sierra

I'm trying to switch to a Hungarian keyboard layout in High Sierra. I downloaded Ukelele for this and got a custom layout which I installed and then selected in System Preferences. Unfortunately ...
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Changing the Region changes the Language on iOS11?

I'm really confused about changing Language verse Region on an iPhone running iOS11. Apple discusses here about changing the Language and the Region: "For iOS, changing the language restarts ...
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MS Office: How to use QWERTY international layout with French language?

I own a MacBook Pro with macOS High Sierra and a QWERTY keyboard. My keyboard layout is QWERTY international as it's great to write code while also efficient to write in French (my native language). ...
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Make custom keyboard layout switch by Caps Lock

I created custom Cyrillic keyboard layout using Ukelele. It works fine except one problem - I can't switch to it using Caps Lock from english layout. I even don't have option "Use Caps Lock to switch ...
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How to use Windows US-Intl keyboard layout on a Mac?

Windows, Linux, ChromeOS, etc. all have a keyboard layout called US International, which turns the right Alt key into a modifer that lets you type common symbols from European languages, as well as ...
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iOS 11.2 autocorrects French words when using English keyboard

Back in iOS 10, it was a new feature that words from a different language and be mixed in your primary language and wouldn't get autocorrected. And you can type the whole thing in that other language ...
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How to change the switch window key?

On my Macbook with a US-International physical keyboard, the windows of one application are cycled with CMD+`. Now I also use an iMac that has a German keyboard (the printing on the keys). I switched ...
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Can't find proper keyboard layout for AZERTY MacBook Air keyboard

I have a MacBook Air 13" Early 2015 and I couldn't find the proper keyboard layout matching its actual keyboard This is a picture for my keyboard :
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Keyboard layout keeps reverting since upgrade to High Sierra

I have a custom keyboard layout that I have been using for many years on OS X (alternative to the french layout). Since I upgraded to High Sierra today I face these issues: the layout keeps ...
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Hold Shift to temporary change keyboard layout in Mac OS

On a PC with multiple keyboard layouts, you can temporary switch to English by holding the Shift key. Can I achieve this behavior on a Mac natively or with a third party extension? I especially need ...
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Changing the Keyboard Layout for Single User Mode

Apple says: "When in single-user mode, the keyboard layout is U.S. English." (emphasis added) Naturally, not every hardware keyboard to be used on a Mac in Single User Mode actually is printed ...
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OS X Mixed languages in dialogs

I have a Macbook Pro 15" with Touch bar and Touch ID. The company has been bought from a Finnish store, and its language was Finland when bought. I changed it to English after booting up the computer ...
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locale: LC_ALL is empty

In my ~/.profile export LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8 export LANG=en_US.UTF-8 But $ locale prints empty LC_ALL: LANG="en_US.UTF-8" LC_COLLATE="en_US.UTF-8" LC_CTYPE="UTF-8" LC_MESSAGES="en_US.UTF-8" ...
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Copy an app's localized title and text of menu items

I'm learning Chinese, and I'd like to switch my system interface to Chinese to increase my familiarity with the language. However, since Chinese characters are not phonetic or alphabetic, it can be ...
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Facing Pages in Pages 6.x

I think this question is fairly straight-forward: is there any way to get Pages 6.x (I have 6.2) to have facing pages? I typically word-process in Pages '09, however that doesn't have right-to-left ...
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How to change the spell-check to British -ize in Mac?

It is possible to change the spelling dictionary to either British (-ise) or American (-ize) as shown in the solution to this post. However, I would like to use British spelling with -ize variant (...
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How can I select preferred languages when I install applications from homebrew?

How can I select preferred languages when I install applications from homebrew? Some applications (such as Firefox) have different binary versions for different languages. Is it possible to choose the ...
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Different French keyboard layout

There are 2 Mac French keyboard layouts. The standard one : And another one : I would like to use the second kind of keyboard on Windows. Meaning now if I plug it, the keys don't match, what gets ...
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Different keyboard mapping on external keyboard

Currently I have a challenging keyboard setup. My MacBook Pro has a fr_FR (French AZERTY) keyboard, but the layout is currently set to fr_CA (Canadian QWERTY). Even if the keys are not labelled right, ...
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Can use use my UK iPhone 5S in the USA?

I have an iPhone 5S registered in the United Kingdom with a United Kingdom simcard and number from T-Mobile. I have moved to the USA permanently and cannot call or text any American numbers. I have ...
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How can I use a custom .klc Microsoft keyboard configuration file on macOS?

I have a keyboard defined as a .klc file by Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator for the underrepresented language Fulfulde (fub) in Arabic-style script. I would like to use it on Mac. How can I convert ...
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How to change language of a single Mac app on Sierra?

On previously Mac OS X version is was possible to change a single application to a different language via Terminal using a freeware application (Language Switcher and App Language Chooser), but I can'...
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How to Gift iTunes Songs from United States to friend in Vietnam

I have a friend in Vietnam. I tried to gift her an iTunes song, paid for it. She got the email but could not access the song. How can I send her iTunes music when she is residing in Vietnam? Any ...
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Writing a backtick (`) followed by enter produces another backtick in Sierra

I've noticed that since I switched to Sierra (currently on 10.12.1) whenever I write a backtick followed by enter (or shift+enter), in many programs I get another backtick. This didn't happen in El ...
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How do I buy a MacBook Pro with a Russian keyboard in United States [closed]

I am looking for a MacBook Pro MJLQ2RU, but there is no such model on store.apple.com. It's the same as MJLQ2LL but with a Russian/English backlit keyboard. I chatted with support, but they don't know ...
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How do international users use readline shortcuts in the Terminal?

Readline is a library that enables Emacs-style shortcuts in the terminal (and other programs), such as Ctrl-A to jump to the start of the line, Meta-W to jump a word, Meta-B to jump a word back, etc. ...
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How can I make Caps Lock work with Hebrew like it did prior to Sierra and without Ukulele?

In Hebrew the Caps Lock is used to activate the vowel points. How do I restore this feature of Caps Lock in Hebrew, and without creating a new keyboard with a program that I do not know, like Ukulele?
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Hindi not supported? - iTunes Connect (App Store)

Trying to create a new app and while Chinese, Russian, Japanese, Arabic and Korean was created without any issue, Hindi gives an error: App Name must not contain the following characters: जी वं त .....
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How can I convert a Mac locale file to something human readable?

I'd like to see what's in the LC_CTYPE files in /usr/share/locale/*, but they are binary files. Is there a tool that will make a human readable version, or a specification of their format somewhere? ...
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option-e is not longer a dead key for acute accent on QWERTY layout

I am French but I have always been using US QWERTY keyboards with my Mac. It suits me fine because 90% of the time, I type code or write in English. In the occasional 10% of the time that I need to ...
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preinstalled iOS apps in other languages

I am configuring an iPad with the apple configurator 2 on my mac book. I want to hide a few preinstalled apps like "tips" or "messages". The system language of my mac book is Spanish, so all app names ...