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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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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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How to select “Press and Hold” characters over 10 characters

When I have more than 10 characters in my "Press and Hold" set, I am unable to type 10 or 11 or 12 to select a character. It registers the second keypress. If I type "12", it registers "2" and inserts ...
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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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Character accent menu only appears for some letters

Although when I hold down 'e' the accent menu appears fine, if I hold down 'r' it does not. This is not due to no accents existing for r - the character I am trying to get is ' ř ' - as I have had the ...
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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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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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How does one type circumflexes in El Capitan?

After updating to El Capitan I discovered that I was no longer able to type circumflexes. Before I was able to enable the "International Extended" keyboard in settings. Now it seems to be replaced ...
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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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Shift-Option-<key> is adding accented characters

On El Capitan (10.11.4) I somehow got into a state where using the key combination shift+option+key outputs accented or special characters. For example shift+option+k :  shift+option+j : Ô I have ...
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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 to have the counter of characters when I am writing a texto (SMS)?

I have my new iPhone 6S, on iOS 9. I would like to have the counter of characters when I am writing a texto (SMS). How can I have that? I have turned on the setting for that. But for some recipients ...
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Unicode terminal lock symbol

Is there a character for the below key symbol that you can copy and paste?
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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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Insert accented letters in passwords

This should be easy, but I cannot solve it by myself. How can I insert accented letters in passwords? When I go to System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Change Password... and in the ...
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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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Some native keyboard accent shortcuts not working since OS X 10.11.3 Update

I have a Qwerty keyboard on my MacBook Pro late-2015, set to the standard US layout, that I sometime use to write French accentuated characters. However, since the last OS X update, some accent ...
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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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Issues when entering password finishing with '^' character

I am using a password that has been generated by the organization where I work, and that specific password terminates with the ^ character. This password cannot be changed so I must keep it for the ...
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How to write backtick in iPhone 6s? [duplicate]

As you know, backtick ( ` ) is needed to mark down the code blocks when writing any answer / comment in stackoverflow or any other stackexchange sites. But I am struggling to find out the key to write ...
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Typing too fast, strange hidden characters

I have this annoying problem since long. I use to type quite fast, and it happens to me that after inserting a special character using the "alt" key I probably do not wait enough to press the space ...
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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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Using wrong character set

I have an old text file from an old Mac, and I'm pretty sure I'm using the wrong character set. Opening quotes show up as Ò, closing quote as Ó, and apostrophes show up as Õ. I'm not sure where to ...
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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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The keyboard's plists of PressAndHold also can no longer be modified to add the new accents in El Capitan

From OS X 10.8 to 10.10, I used to modify the PressAndHold keyboard plists to add the new Romanian and Slavic accents and some symbols, so I'm an hyperglot. /System/Library/Input Methods/...
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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 enable key repeat on Macbook Pro with Yosemite [duplicate]

I would like to disable the accent characters options you get when you hold down keys. I have always used holding keys to repeat letters but all of the sudden it shows special characters and won't ...
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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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Yosemite and character viewer

I just upgraded to Yosemite, I find that I cannot minimise the Character Viewer into the dock as I used to... is this normal? It saved me a lot of trouble to have it pop-up every time I started the ...
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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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