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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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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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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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 & Region ...
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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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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 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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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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Can I 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Adding to accented characters available on OS X Keyboard

If you hold down a letter then OS X will show you options for accented versions of that character. This is very useful when typing in other languages. However, not all the versions of that letter ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to change the spell check language in Pages 5?

The solutions described here and here are no longer available in the current version. I am editing a document in Romanian but every word gets spell-checked in English.
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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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Weird US keyboard input on Macbook Pro with French keyboard layout?

I've been given a replacement Macbook Pro while waiting for my new one to arrive, and the machine has a French Keyboard layout (I work for a French institution, and the technical service did not have ...
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How do I use spell check in OSX with several languages?

I often need to write emails in French that contain English technical words and it seems that the spell check in OSX can't understand that a document can contain both languages. The result is either ...
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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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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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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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How to turn off multilingual typing without deleting dictionaries or keyboards in iOS 10?

This wasn't a problem in iOS 9 or earlier. However, now iOS 10 has added a new feature such that one doesn't have to switch keyboards to type in another language, which causes trouble: now I have both ...
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Contacts app on new iPad incorrectly assumes default country code

After doing a restore from an old iPad to a new iPad, and syncing up iCloud, contacts stored without a country code are displayed incorrectly. In Australia, the mobile number format is 04xx xxx xxx, ...
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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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How do I display file names in an encoding other than UTF-8?

I have a couple of files/directories that are named in GBK. I think because finder assumes UTF-8 encoding, all of those file names are displayed as gibberish. How do I make Finder display their file ...
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Set custom date format on iOS

I am using the iOS 9 beta and I am trying to change the date format to dayofweek-dayofmonth-month-year. For example today would be: Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 In Settings I have looked under ‘...
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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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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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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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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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Changing the keyboard layout (NOT language) based on the input language

I have a Japanese keyboard Macbook running Yosemite. The input languages (sources) are Japanese and English. While the input language is Japanese, I want the keyboard layout to be Japanese (this is ...
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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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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 ...