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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 can I use a custom .klc Microsoft keyboard configuration file on macOS?

I have a keyboard defined as a .klc file by Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator for the underrepresented language Fulfulde (fub) in Arabic-style script. I would like to use it on Mac. How can I convert ...
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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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How to Gift iTunes Songs from United States to friend in Vietnam

I have a friend in Vietnam. I tried to gift her an iTunes song, paid for it. She got the email but could not access the song. How can I send her iTunes music when she is residing in Vietnam? Any ...
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Writing a backtick (`) followed by enter produces another backtick in Sierra

I've noticed that since I switched to Sierra (currently on 10.12.1) whenever I write a backtick followed by enter (or shift+enter), in many programs I get another backtick. This didn't happen in El ...
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How do I buy a MacBook Pro with a Russian keyboard in United States [closed]

I am looking for a MacBook Pro MJLQ2RU, but there is no such model on store.apple.com. It's the same as MJLQ2LL but with a Russian/English backlit keyboard. I chatted with support, but they don't know ...
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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 make Caps Lock work with Hebrew like it did prior to Sierra and without Ukulele?

In Hebrew the Caps Lock is used to activate the vowel points. How do I restore this feature of Caps Lock in Hebrew, and without creating a new keyboard with a program that I do not know, like Ukulele?
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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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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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preinstalled iOS apps in other languages

I am configuring an iPad with the apple configurator 2 on my mac book. I want to hide a few preinstalled apps like "tips" or "messages". The system language of my mac book is Spanish, so all app names ...
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Enable Multilingual typing in ios10

Some days ago the "Multilingual typing" option (which enables to type in two languages at the same time without having to switch between keyboards) in my iPhone 5S (with iOS 10) automatically shut ...
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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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US keyboard layout on macOS Sierra switches backtick to other key on external keyboard

I'm using a US keyboard layout on two Swiss (CH-de) hardware keyboards. On the builtin MacBook Air keyboard it works, while on an old external Apple keyboard (M7803) I've the problem that the key ...
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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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macOS Sierra caps lock disabled in non-latin languages [duplicate]

I've installed macOS Sierra and I got an annoying behavior, which I'm trying to solve: Prior to Sierra (and in Windows, too): I have two languages - English and Hebrew. I'm switching between them ...
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keyboard keeps resetting itself to U.S

I have a British keyboard which I have set in my keyboard preferences, however my mac keeps resetting itself back to U.S. This annoying feature happens about 5 to 10 times a day. How can I ...
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Set different display and format language on macOS Sierra

On El Capitan and before I could set a different format language than the display language in OS X. So the UI of OS X would be English, while the date and number formatting would be Dutch. However ...
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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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Will Changing Country Change Language

So I am a switching to the Mac guy and I have a query. Once I get my new Mac it seems I am asked to setup my country. Say if I set the country to be Germany will it change the interface language to ...
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MacOS Language and Country Settings

I switched to Mac recently. So I have this question: I am in Germany, however, neither I speak nor read any German. Is it possible to set the Mac language to English and the country to Germany so ...
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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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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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If I remove my SIM card from my iPhone, will iMessage still be connected to my phone number, or can I only be reached by my Apple ID email? [duplicate]

I'm traveling internationally and I'm removing my SIM card. Even if I don't have my phone number connected to my iPhone by the SIM card, will it still be connected to iMessage for people to contact me ...
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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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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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Change language in OS X El Capitan in login menu

I have a Mac Mini with OS X El Capitan and I'm trying to login, but my password is Russian and I can't change the language, because Russian isn't available in language menu. I am using a keyboard ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...