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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 to change the default macOS login window keyboard layout?

I type using a keyboard layout other than the standard QWERTY. This question will apply to those who type using Dvorak, Colemak, QWERTZ, or any other international or non-standard keyboard layout. My ...
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How do I access special characters on Apple's Smart Keyboard?

I bought the new iPad Pro 10.5" and with it the Apple Smart Keyboard with the US Layout. Now I am constantly switching between writing in german, english and some french. Therefore I would like to ...
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MacBook Misidentifies Physical Layout of Built-in Keyboard

I have a really strange problem with my sister's MacBook Pro (Mid 2012, running El Capitan): it is incorrectly identifying the physical layout of the built-in keyboard. It isn't just a matter of ...
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How does one activate a square bracket on a Spanish Magic keyboard?

I have problem on macOS Big Sur with an my square bracket on my Spanish magic keyboard I need this to configure shortcuts for my Wacomb tablet and Photoshop. I've tried changing keyboard language ...
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How do I type ² or ³ on an Apple keyboard (International English layout)?

I use ² and ³ a lot in e-mails. When using my Belgian Windows keyboard and a custom keymap it was easy to type this in Mac OS X as I assigned the appropriate key. These are the mathematical symbols ...
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Typing option+s results in surprise emoji (😮) instead of eszett (ß)

Up until a few days ago typing option+s resulted in the German eszett (ß). Currently typing option+s results in the insertion of the surprise emoji (😮). If I bring up the Keyboard Viewer and press ...
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Change highlight color for deadkey previews (like accents: `´^¨) in terminal app

I've been tweaking the theme / color preferences in the Terminal.app a bit, after a while I found that when pressing a diacritical mark/accent/dead key there's a highlighted yellow rectangle showing a ...
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Change the default keyboard input when logging into macOS Big Sur

Since upgrading to Big Sur, my default keyboard input during the login screen is always 'U.S.'. I need to manually switch it to 'French'. Is there a way for me to set 'French' as defaut? In fact, I do ...
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What do I type to produce the command symbol (⌘) in Mac OS X?

What combination of keys do I press to produce the command symbol (⌘) on Mac OS X? (I copied the above symbol from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Command_key.)
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Is it possible to localize the Mac Welcome Assistant Language to be non English?

I bought new but used Macbook Pro for my mother, and she doesn’t speak English. But „welcome assistant” screen (which shows first time you open new Mac) is in English. It leads you through region, ...
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UK keyboard layout \ and ` swapped even with ISO keyboard and British PC layout

Normally to get and \ the right way round for a British keyboard you need to change the keyboard layout toBritish - PC`, and you need to convince MacOS that you have an ISO keyboard, rather than an ...
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How can I type a § in a Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection window?

How can I type a "§" in a Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) window? I am using the OS X client software to connect remotely to a computer running Microsoft Windows. In OS X Option ⌥+6 produces ...
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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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Devanagari font in macOS Terminal not rendering properly

[Setup] - I have a M1 Mac mini running Big Sur. I am using Devanagari-QWERTY input method for typing Marathi/Hindi. [Problem] - All is well when typing in apps like Pages, Stickies, Safari etc.. ...
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Tilde character on Mavericks/Macbook air with Norwegian keyboard turns into >

After upgrading my MB Air & upgrading to Mavericks, I can't get my beloved tilde character to turn up. I got a Norwegian keyboard, so there is no dedicated tilde character. Answers from Google ...
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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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Safari offers to translate all web pages — how to limit to languages I actually do not speak?

In macOS 11.1 "Big Sur", Safari gained the capability of offering translations of web pages. Google's Chrome has a similar feature, and offers to select a set of languages that the user ...
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typing a backtick on Mac OS X Snow Leopard

I have had a hunt around the net for this, but cannot find an answer - how do I type a backtick on Mac OSX Snow Leopard? I have a Macbook from late-2010. The backtick character is one I use on a ...
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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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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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Bengali font not rendering correctly in terminal

Expected rendering of bengali text: আমদানির শুল্ক কমানোর ঘোষণার প্রভাব নেই চালের দামে। উল্টো বেড়েছে। তবে ভারত রপ্তানি খুলে দেওয়ার খবরে প্রতিদিন কমছে পেঁয়াজের দাম। I use Terminal.app and zsh In ...
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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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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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Why does finder in some cases show a different directory name than “ls”? [duplicate]

I have been crawling through my "~/Library/Container" contents and noticed an oddity that I was so far not aware could even exist: I have two directories there that have different names in ...
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Where is Finder looking up the “localized” version of certain directory names?

I have two directories that have different names in Finder vs Terminal / "ls". In Finder, the directory is called "Docker". If you drag-and-drop it into the Terminal, as I have ...
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How to add characters (accents) to the press and hold character picker in macOS Big Sur?

In macOS Big Sur, there is a very useful feature for people like me who need to write in multiple languages, which pops up a small menu of additional characters when you hold down a letter. For ...
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How to add characters to the press and hold character picker in OS X Lion?

In OS X Lion, there is a very useful feature for people like me who need to write in multiple languages, which pops up a small menu of additional characters when you hold down a letter. For instance, ...
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How do you change the date format when modifying an event in Calendar?

I would to change the date format when modifying an event in Calendar. Currently, Calendar shows the date as 12/10/2020 when I go to modify the date/time. This is the same as is displayed above the ...
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Can I fix VMware Fusion to correctly map the tilde / back tick on a British keyboard?

I'm stuck with an odd keyboard layout in Fusion Player v 12.0.1 on macOS 10.15.7 (Catalina) and cannot seem to find a way around it. The keyboard physically is a bluetooth Apple keyboard UK layout ...
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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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Export list of languages available in macOS (with endonyms)

I'm looking to export this list of languages (in English + their local name AKA endonym) available in System Preferences › Language & Region upon adding a language: Any hints as to where it might ...
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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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Is there a Mac OS X Command Line application that can convert text encodings from one type to another? (Specifically to convert Mac OS Roman to utf8)

I would like to call a command line utility in Mac OS X 10.8 that gives me the ability to convert a text file saved in standard Western Mac OS Roman encoding to the more generic UTF-8. I will be ...
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Cannot change my Apple ID country

I changed my country. I want to change this info. in my apple ID so I can get apps for my country. I logged into my apple ID. In the ID info. The locations is disabled and there is this message next ...
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Physical keyboard layout menu not showing when keyboard connected to iPhone / iPad (iOS 13/14)

I am trying to use my Bluetooth keyboard (Mx Keys) with iPhone and iPad. I can pair them successfully, but they behave as if they were in a different keyboard layout than I expect (I use Polish ...
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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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Character Accent Menu doesn't appear anymore in macOS Sierra

Before upgrading to macOS Sierra, I really liked the Character Accent Menu by doing a long press on a key (for example, the character e) and being able to add an accent on it. However, this ...
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Making the macOS Special Character Popup Menu Appear Everywhere

I find macOS' special character popup menu (the one invoked with a long press on some keys) an incredibly useful feature. For some reason, it seems to work only in Adobe's Illustrator and Photoshop (...
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Incorrect phone number format when dialing from iPhone

iPhoneXs iOS 13.4 (also affected 13.3.x) Carrier: AT&T e-SIM (no physical SIM) On a recent trip out of the U.S. I added a 2nd SIM card and a local calling plan (Turkcell) so I could use my phone ...
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Can macOS (Catalina) match a Brazilian Portuguese Windows keyboard layout?

The Windows Portuguese keyboard has a different layout than the Apple Portuguese keyboard: Here's the Windows version: Here's the Apple's version: I don't want to buy a new keyboard or learn a new ...
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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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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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tree command shown Chinese character as unicode

(env) ➜ zhuaxia git:(master) ✗ tree /tmp/test /tmp/test └── 谢211220_3_8 ├── album_description.txt ├── cover.jpg ├── 谢211220;210\230浩231_3_8.mp3 └── 谢211220_3_8.mp3 (env) ➜ zhuaxia ...
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Ordering an iPhone from different region

So I ordered an iPhone SE from Apple.com It delivers in United States, But I Live in Georgia(Middle East) and The phone will be send to me by mail. I ordered a phone with unlocked carrier but i'm ...
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How does one type an “É” (capital e acute) in the French keyboard layout in Mac OS X?

I've searched the web for a method to type an "É" character with a french keyboard layout in firefox. It appears I'm supposed to type ⌥+E, and then ⇧+E to achieve this, but as soon as I ...
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How to read an epub file aloud in a language differing from the default iPhone language

I am running iOS 13.5 on an iPhone SE. In Preferences -> General -> Language & Region the iPhone Language is set to “German” but the Preferred Language Order is set to “1. English 2. German”. In ...
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How do I type the prime and double prime characters on OS X?

When typing in feet and inches, the prime ′ and double prime ″ symbols are used, e.g. 5′ 5″. How do I type these characters?
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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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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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Localise App Store App Name when name is taken

When adding a new app to the App Store, I usually use the English (UK) localisation as I’m in the UK. Searching for the app name I plan to use, I see it’s already taken, but I’m assuming only for the ...

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