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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Music.app on iOS: use a different language other than the system language?

As explained in the title, I want to use Music.app in a different language other than the system language. However, unlike many other apps, it doesn't offer such an option in settings. I'm ...
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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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Why does iOS Speak Selection read “2020” as “2020 inches” in English (UK)?

I've been using Settings > Accessibility > Spoken Content > Speak Selection to read some articles from various websites on my iOS 13.3.1 iPhone 8. Whenever it reads "2020" (without the quotes), it ...
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Write in English using a foreign keyboard layout on iPad

As a bilingual user, this is something that have frustrated me for a while now. The OS defaults to changing the keyboard layout along with the input language. However, physical keys don’t move around ...
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Keyboard: how to enforce option-X system shortcuts when a program intercepts these shortcuts?

I’m entering some less-used characters using option-key combination, eg option-o for ø on US layout (or ó on Polish layout). Unfortunately, some programs (namely IntelliJ/Android Studio) interpret ...
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Why does my MacBook not display the date and time in Welsh?

In "Languages and Region" I have set my only language to be Cymraeg (Welsh). It is the only one in the list of preferred languages. However, the date in the top bar is in english. If I change the ...
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Using the three finger tap Dictionary.app, is there a way to add an English to Chinese dictionary? [duplicate]

As the topic states: Using the three finger tap word lookup, is there a way to add an English to Chinese dictionary? Or is there any available?
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iPhone calendar showing Chinese months

Some things are in English and other are (I’m guessing) in Chinese. How do I change my language settings to English.
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How to use a shortcut with a special character which requires ALT or SHIFT key to be pressed?

I have an application which has some shortcuts defined in combination with some special characters: On my keyboard's layout, to get a forward slash character (/) I have to press SHIFT+7. I tried to ...
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Stop tilde and grave acting as deadkeys on French Macbook Pro keyboard (AZERTY)

I have a 2015 Macbook Pro running Mojave where internal keyboard is French AZERTY (ISO) type as shown here: Pressing grave (the key next to return) or tilde (Alt-Gr n) act as a dead keys. Input ...
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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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MacOS Catalina keyboard layout

After Catalina upgrade I have noticed my keyboard layout is different. I was using Croatian (e.g. Y was Z, @ was opt+shift+2). Now it is switched to "Croatian - PC" which resembles Windows keyboard ...
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How to set Apple TV's language back to English?

So, our daughter thought it would be funny to change the Apple TV's language setting. She is now complaining that she can't watch TV shows. Of course she can't, because nobody can figure out how to ...
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Can Karabiner perform complex mapping to make British key layout function more like the US layout?

My MacBook Pro has a British/European keyboard and would like to do the following remaps so my keyboard behaves more like a US keyboard. Specifically, the more complicated items I need to change are: ...
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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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Apple magic keyboard weird behavior

I connected Apple's magic keyboard to an iPhone 7 and started to experiment if I can take it with me on a journey. I soon realized that it does not have any special characters to my language. I ...
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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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iOS app missing keyboard language selection

I am having an issue with an iOS application which doesn't allow choosing between configured iOS keyboard languages except for English and Emoji The very same app (in this case, Bolt) shows the ...
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Windows users can see a strange letter (a white dot on black background) on text originally typed on a MacBook

I and my colleagues happened to see a strange letter appearing randomly in texts typed by another colleague who uses a MacBook and with the "Simple Telex" input method used for their keyboard setting. ...
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How do you say “numeral” in french for Siri to get numbers right?

In english you would say "Hey Siri, Play Led Zeppelin *numeral* 4" in order for Siri to detect that 4 is a number rather that a word like "for". Do you know the keyword that replaces "numeral" when ...
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OSX Language switch as in windows?

How to make OSX behave the same way as Windows in regards to multiple keyboard languages (drives me crazy)? In Windows, each app starts with default language, unless you have chosen a new language ...
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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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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 insert ALT character with Edit -> Emoji & Symbols

I want to insert the Apple's Alt key symbol into a document. So I fired up the 'Emoji & Symbols' window and use 'alt' as the search term. The symbols are not 100% as I expected but close enough....
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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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How does one write Right-to-Left in Pages?

I have a document written predominantly in a Left-to-Right language, but I also have a few quotes in a Right-to-Left language. I would like to add ellipses in the end of such (Right-to-Left) quotes, ...

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