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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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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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 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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How to turn off the spellchecker for a specific document?

I'm in Canada, and I use my mac to write documents in both English and French. Generally, I find that the built-in spellchecker (on 10.7.4) does a great job of automatically detecting which language I'...
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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 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 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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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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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 ...
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Language mismatch in Apple menu bar

The default language on my iMac is Italian, however, after restoring from a time machine backup, the language of the shutdown and reboot options from the menu bar have mixed language. The "countdown" ...
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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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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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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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Set language-related environment vars for _all_ processes (not just inside Terminal)

On my somewhat creaky MBP running Yosemite, I find that the POSIX environment variables for controlling the locale (LANG and LC_*) are properly set inside Terminal windows... $ printenv | grep -E '^(...
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How to change my Mac keyboard back to British English from US English

For some reason my Mac's keyboard has changed fro British English to US English. This means that when I need to do a "£" sign I need to hit option+3 rather than shift+3, which is pretty irritating. I ...
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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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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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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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Disable diacritics in iOS Messages app?

Some people have reported to me that messages that I send them that originally contained diacritics were garbled, or the diacritics are replaced by boxes/stars etc. Is there a way to make Messages ...
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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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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 ...