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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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My mac keyboard print ˜ instead of ~

when I press delta key a ˜ instead of ~, I have to hit space every time after printing ˜ to get ~. How to print ~ directly without clicking space after it? my system is Mojave 10.14.4 my keyboard is ...
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How to type a long/em dash `—`

When writing emails and articles I often find myself in the need to use a long/em dash — character, not to be confused with the hyphen - character. Normally what I end up doing is I type two ...
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Making Favorites category selected by default in Character Viewer

Whenever I open Character Viewer, I want the Favorites category selected by default as shown in the image. Instead, I find that even if I selected Favorites in the last session, next time the ...
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Using Favorites from Character Viewer on another Mac [duplicate]

I would like to use the list of customized Favorites in Character Viewer from my Macintosh on my co-worker's Mac. Is there a way to do so?
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What does “Other Languages” item in iPhone settings mean?

What does the Other Languages... item found below iPhone Language under Settings app → General → Language & Region mean? Tapping on the item shows me two sections, namely: IPHONE LANGUAGES and ...
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How can I type Lithuanian stress characters (e.g., ą́, ė̃, m̃)?

This is an obscure use case, so I'm not surprised that there's nothing about this online. I already know how to type accent marks in general, and how to change keyboards. However, I was not able to ...
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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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How to type ə (the schwa character) on macOS?

The wikipedia article for ə says, “In MacOS with the U.S. Extended keyboard, the letters Ə ə are made with Option+Shift+: followed by shift+A or a respectively.” When I follow these instructions (on ...
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Can you edit the keywords for the emoji picker in Mojave?

TL;DR: Is there any way to edit the keywords for the emojis that show up in the character picker? In the emoji-picker on Mojave (10.14.3) the keywords for filtering/selecting emoji via Cmd+Ctrl+Space ...
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Can I sidestep a red line spelling checker in words other than English?

In macOS there appear words that are underlined in red if the spelling is wrong. However, I started to learn French and only found that French words that are spelled correctly have he red underlines ...
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Too many dots in Safari password fields

Safari 12.0.1 (14606.2.104.1.1) / macOS Mojave 10.14.1 (18B75) / both Mac Mini late 2018 and macBookAir late 2018. Each time I type a character in a password field, instead of being displayed as a ...
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Exporting Favorites from Character Viewer

I would like to export the list of Favorites in Character Viewer (which can be launched by selecting "Show Emoji & Symbols" in the menu bar icon for the input source) and import it into a ...
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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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About converting to UFT8 from a “Simplified Chinese” file having a “garbled” file name

I use Mac with English MacOS interface. I download a file from Chinese website(Simplified Chinese). It is garbled file name. The garbled file name: %E6%B9%96%E5%8D%97IPTV.apk The real file name: ...
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Macbook's Arabic keyboard layout mistakes and missing characters!

I'm familiar enough with the Arabic language, but not sure if those points down below are considered to be mistakes from apple designers or not, also I've checked with the official layout of Apple's ...
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Travelling with a Macbook Air

When travelling to a foreign country my notebook loads websites in that country and language. I want it to continue with my home country sites and not have it know I have changed countries. How?
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Custom ukelele layout - cmd-w and similar shortcuts not working

I'm making a custom non-latin keyboard layout in Ukelele. When I install the layout and activate it typical OS hotkeys like Cmd-W or Cmd-Q are not working, but when I switch to say Russian layout - ...
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Character viewer missing Unicode blocks

I just switched from OS 10.9 to OS 10.14, and the character viewer (aka "Show Emoji & Symbols") looks like this: Where have all the other Unicode blocks (e.g. Greek and Coptic, Cyrillic,...
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How to enable foreign/accentuated letters popup on ukelele (.keylayout) custom keyboard keypress?

I have created and installed a custom keyboard layout with the ukelele application. This keyboard is installed here : ~/Library/Keyboard Layouts/my-custom-layout.keylayout When the default english ...
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Mac Excel won't recognize Spanish/Portuguese accents (UTF8 or ANSI)

I'm working with Excel to open a delimited (tabbed) txt file that contains Portuguese and Spanish accents. As you can see below, in the third row there is a title "Último Año" that is correct. ...
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Safari fonts not displaying properly

Safari 12.0 macOS Mojave version 10.14 MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports) AS of today (2/11/2018) characters in Safari are being shown as boxed question marks. The same websites ...
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How can I type the Multiply symbol (“ד) on iPhone?

I was using speech recognition to send a message in WhatsApp, and when I said “multiplied by” this sign appeared: I can’t remember seeing this symbol on the default iOS keyboards, so I wonder if ...
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Activate Emoji & Symbols and Character Viewer independently

Sometimes when editing text, I want to use the Emoji & Symbols viewer to quickly type a symbol. Other times, I want to open the full Character Viewer window. Unfortunately, there only seems to be ...
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How do you type a character with its ASCII code?

I need to type the form feed character 0x0C in ASCII on my Mac. Is there any way to do this? I've tried using "Emoji and Symbols" from the Edit menu, but it's not in there.
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Custom keyboard layout not showing in System Preferences in 10.13.6

I have a custom keyboard layout which I would like to use and I've tried moving the .keylayout file to the /Library/Keyboard Layouts/ and the corresponding directory in home folder, but it doesn't ...
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Opening .doc from Mac Classic on a modern computer

I have an old Macintosh Classic running Mac OS 7.0.3. It has Word 5 installed on it and contains a some .doc files created within it. The documents are in Czech language and contain letters like ěšč ...
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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 remove a font downloaded through Font Book?

Font Book has a few international fonts that need to be downloaded before use. After downloading one there is no immediate way to remove it again. Can this be worked around?
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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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Can't add custom keyboard layout in System preferences

I've created the custom keyboard layout using Ukelele and save an obtained bundle to /Library/Keyboard Layouts folder. Unfortunately, when I try to add any new layout in System Preferences app (...
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My Shut Down menu is partially in English

After macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Supplemental Update 2, my Shut Down menu changed from Dutch to English, but only partially: I tried adding and removing Dutch and English in the Language & Region ...
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Avoid two-character umlauts in PDFs

Introductory explanation An umlaut is a German vowel, represented in writing as a letter with two dots (diaeresis) over the basic vowel. Examples of umlauts are ä, ö, and ü. These three letters can ...
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Incorrect Japanese font rendering [closed]

I'm building a UI application in macOS with dynamic localization (meaning that it's possible to switch language while the application is running). I've noticed that if the initial language is ...
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If setting a system language in iOS doesn't take effect for apps already installed. What else can be done?

Perhaps, changing the base system's language isn't the way to getting all the apps' language changed the same way. The case is, an iPad set from factory to Chinese language. In accordance, all apps, ...
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How to use Character Viewer with only keyboard and no mouse?

I'm looking for a mouseless/mouse-free solution. And I want to use the whole Character Viewer-- not just certain characters. I can open the Character Viewer with CTRL+CMD+SPACE, but it doesn't have ...
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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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Whenever I want to type "A, the text is converted to Ä

Whenever I want to type "A, the text is converted to Ä For example, I want to type the following text: "A wonderful letter" When I start typing, I get this: Ä wonderful letter" How to fix the ...
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How to sort the special characters menu?

In order to type special characters, I long press the standard char and then I get a menu to pick exactly the one I need by pressing its number. For example, if I want to type á I need to long press a,...
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App Store Optimization: Individual localization for English (U.S.), Australia, Canada and U.K.?

I have an iOS app that is available in all territories and its primary language is set to English (U.S.). I've also created store listings for Australia, Canada and U.K., but I'm using the same ...
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Decreasing the time delay for diacritic marks menu appearance [duplicate]

On my iMac, when one pushes certain character keys after about 1 second a menu appears with the selected character with diacritic marks (accents) - i.e. when one presses S, one is presented with a ...
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Using automatic setting but getting wrong timezone (missing 30 minutes)

Malaysia timezone supposed to be GMT +8:00 But in my macbook (OS 10.13.5) it displays GMT +7:30 (note the last picture, bottom right), 30 minutes was missing, how can i fix this? Note: I tried to ...
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macOS text substitutions: How do I distinguish lowercase and uppercase characters

When using the keyboard shortcuts functionality in macOS (i.e. substitution of a sequence of characters to another sequence of characters), I see that it's randomly detecting the uppercase vs. ...
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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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Open web page with macOS Safari in different language

Is it possible to make Safari open a web page in a different language without having to change the whole system language? I need to test if the Angular translations come out right but changing system ...
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Ukelele not working on High Sierra

I'm trying to switch to a Hungarian keyboard layout in High Sierra. I downloaded Ukelele for this and got a custom layout which I installed and then selected in System Preferences. Unfortunately ...
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Changing the Region changes the Language on iOS11?

I'm really confused about changing Language verse Region on an iPhone running iOS11. Apple discusses here about changing the Language and the Region: "For iOS, changing the language restarts ...
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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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Make custom keyboard layout switch by Caps Lock

I created custom Cyrillic keyboard layout using Ukelele. It works fine except one problem - I can't switch to it using Caps Lock from english layout. I even don't have option "Use Caps Lock to switch ...
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What are these characters that I get suggested “ℬ ℱ ℳ ℛ ℰ”?

When I type on my iPhone running iOS 11 I get these characters as suggestions: ℬ ℱ ℳ ℛ ℰ They come only for the letters "B F M R E”. They only appear for single letters and disappear as soon as a ...
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Mac app for show all character features in notepad++

I am working in 2 environments (Mac & Windows). Once I have problem with invisible characters in Windows and notepad++'s "show all characters" feature helped me a lot in displaying the invisible ...

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