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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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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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How to have the counter of characters when I am writing a texto (SMS)?

I have my new iPhone 6S, on iOS 9. I would like to have the counter of characters when I am writing a texto (SMS). How can I have that? I have turned on the setting for that. But for some recipients ...
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Unicode terminal lock symbol

Is there a character for the below key symbol that you can copy and paste?
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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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iOS: How to set language of app independent of iphone/ipad language

More & more apps try setting their language automatically, based upon the language of your iPad, then the list of chosen languages. Unfortunately, as do a lot of people, my preferred iOS/OSX ...
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How do I change the date format in iOS?

I live in the U.S., so my region is in the U.S. I want to make the iPad use the following formats: Fahrenheit for temperature Kilometers for distance USD for currency YYYY-MM-DD date format HH:mm 24-...
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Type Lambda λ on a Mac?

Is there a way to type lambda λ on a mac without switching the entire keyboard binding to Greek, as described here: How do you type Theta on a Mac?
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Insert accented letters in passwords

This should be easy, but I cannot solve it by myself. How can I insert accented letters in passwords? When I go to System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Change Password... and in the ...
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What are the implications of “Select Your Country or Region”?

I'm opening an iPhone after it has been reset to factory settings, and I'm asked to choose a language, and then to choose a country or region. What are the implication of choosing a particular ...
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Some native keyboard accent shortcuts not working since OS X 10.11.3 Update

I have a Qwerty keyboard on my MacBook Pro late-2015, set to the standard US layout, that I sometime use to write French accentuated characters. However, since the last OS X update, some accent ...
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How to type floating point numbers in Apple Numbers in Persian?

When I want to insert a floating number in Apple Numbers 3.6.1 in OS X 10.10.5 while my primary preferred language in Language & Region is Persian(فارسی), the number is interpreted as a string ...
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Issues when entering password finishing with '^' character

I am using a password that has been generated by the organization where I work, and that specific password terminates with the ^ character. This password cannot be changed so I must keep it for the ...
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How to write backtick in iPhone 6s? [duplicate]

As you know, backtick ( ` ) is needed to mark down the code blocks when writing any answer / comment in stackoverflow or any other stackexchange sites. But I am struggling to find out the key to write ...
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Typing too fast, strange hidden characters

I have this annoying problem since long. I use to type quite fast, and it happens to me that after inserting a special character using the "alt" key I probably do not wait enough to press the space ...
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How do I type a tilde in spanish keyboard?

It is difficult work with the Terminal if you can't type the tilde. Does anybody know how to do this using a Spanish keyboard?
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Using wrong character set

I have an old text file from an old Mac, and I'm pretty sure I'm using the wrong character set. Opening quotes show up as Ò, closing quote as Ó, and apostrophes show up as Õ. I'm not sure where to ...
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Control characters in Terminal and an international keyboard

I have a Linux server with services running inside systemd containers. To access the shell inside a container, I can use the command machinectl login <container>. That command will give me the ...
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How to change country for iOS news feed?

I'm Australian. I live in Spain. I use my iPad running iOS 9 in English (Australian) because that's my mother tongue. But I haven't lived there for 12 years and I care nothing about Australian sports ...
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The keyboard's plists of PressAndHold also can no longer be modified to add the new accents in El Capitan

From OS X 10.8 to 10.10, I used to modify the PressAndHold keyboard plists to add the new Romanian and Slavic accents and some symbols, so I'm an hyperglot. /System/Library/Input Methods/...
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Issue when typing some characters in OS X El Capitain

In OS X El Capitain when I'm trying type for example ~ (tilda), I'm getting ˜ instead of proper ~, it also highlighted by yellow while typing: How do I disable this default behavior?
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Differences on modifier keys between US and International Keyboards

I'm aware of the differences in layout, character placement etc however I have always wondered why the modifier keys on the US layout use the full word such as command instead of cmd. Similarly 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 to enable key repeat on Macbook Pro with Yosemite [duplicate]

I would like to disable the accent characters options you get when you hold down keys. I have always used holding keys to repeat letters but all of the sudden it shows special characters and won't ...
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How to change secondary/fallback language on iOS 8?

I'm using an iPad mini 2 with iOS 8. My language has always been set to Mexican Spanish and the iPad falls back to English by default, which is my native language. However, recently I installed a ...
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Can I hide input source from Input Sources (keyboard on OSX)

I have a MacBook with Japanese keyboard (physical), I use Google Japanese Input as my main input system. It lists three keyboard layouts Alphanumeric, Hiragana, Katakana in the settings ¥¥Keyboard -> ...
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Right-to-Left in Yiddish in Pages for Mac

Pages for mac now supports Hebrew, which is written from right to left. However, Pages does not seem to support custom keyboard layouts other than the system's Hebrew layout(s). I am using Shoshke's ...
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Will a MacBook work if bought from a different country?

If I buy MacBook from Pakistan, will it work in Canada?
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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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Yosemite and character viewer

I just upgraded to Yosemite, I find that I cannot minimise the Character Viewer into the dock as I used to... is this normal? It saved me a lot of trouble to have it pop-up every time I started the ...
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Do I have to enter my real and true information when making Apple ID account?

Do I have to enter my real and true information when making Apple ID account? My country is not offered, it is not on the list of countries when I have making an Apple ID account. So, I can not enter ...
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Why are the same characters displayed differently in the same sentence?

In some text views on OS X, e.g. in the application QQ, the character →(U+2192) is displayed differently after a Chinese character or Latin character: Also affected are the other arrows, and the box ■...
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How to master keyboard language on iOS?

There seems to be something wrong with the language switching on iOS. I have 3 keyboards/languages setup in this order: Dutch - English - Emoji. In certain applications, when I am typing a message in ...
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Resizing whole text containing different fonts in TextEdit

My text file uses two fonts, Helvetica for usual text and the ALPHABETUM-Unicode specialized font for rare ancient characters. The system handles it nicely, as the sizes of the ALPHABETUM ...
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Preventing automatic backtick `

When I type a backtick ` it's underlined and I can press space to make it this character ´. This is annoying because I never need this when I type in markdown I only need the backtick. So I wonder how ...
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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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Why am I seeing these weird characters in the popup that asks for my password when I try to update Adobe Flash on my Mac?

I'm running OS X Yosemite on a Macbook Pro. I recently had an update for adobe flash but when the password prompt pops up to continue the installation of the update it looks like this: What's going ...
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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 possible)...
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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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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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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 reading ...
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How to access Greek symbols on macOS from a basic keyboard without copy/paste?

I write mathematical computer code. I frequently need Greek letters such as ø My current workflow is terrible: hold down OPT and run my finger across the three rows of the keyboard: œ∑´®†¥¨^øπ“‘« ...
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Applescript (PDF to iTunes): How to extract and/or write metadata with special characters? Help please :-)

INTRODUCTION Hello there, Like always, I want to put in front that I'm not a script expert. I'm not even a basic coder. I just try to learn, little by little about coding when I have these ...
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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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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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How to specify non-breaking space on Mac Excel - Mac version of char(160)

On Windows, you can specify non-breaking spaces in Excel formulas with char(160), for example: =A1&char(160)&A2 =substitue(cell_ref,char(160),"") On Excel for Mac (2011), however, char(160) ...
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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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How to write a Q with a dot above, for differential notation?

I want to write a Q with a dot above. How can I make it happen? I need it in omni graffle. thanks.
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Disable special characters such as Tilde (German keyboard)

I am using my Mac to write Java code in Eclipse. Not frequently, but commonly enough I need special characters such as ^, ~ or `. The problem with these is that I have to press the key(-combination) ...
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Combining CharacterViewer with FontBook in Yosemite

I used a OS X 10.5.8 system for several years and now I am using a new laptop with the latest Yosemite. I find some features of the older system are much more powerful than the newest one. For ...
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How to enter a non-breaking space on iOS?

On a Mac, entering a non-breaking space is very easy. On my iPad with iOS 7 installed, I want to enter a non-breaking space. But I find no way. I have tried the mic on the keyboard. It gives me this ...

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