Questions tagged [language]

Refer to a human language, rather than a programming language. See also the [internationalization] tag. For progamming language, use the specific tags of that language.

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How to change the language on date and time stamp in MS Word for Max 2011?

I am using MS Office 2011 for Mac on Macbook air with OSX 10.9.4. In the comment balloon the date and time stamp shows some different language after date. I have added the screenshot of Word document ...
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Add languages to OSX dictionary

The native OSX dictionary (hover + 3-finger-tap) does not work for the Hebrew language. The example below shows its reluctance to interpret the word פרסומת, a valid Hebrew word. Any ideas how to add ...
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Switch input language depending on physical keyboard attached

I use a swedish keyboard at home, and an english at work. I have one laptop for both places. Every day I have to switch the input language manually back and forth, and for every app I'm using it seems....
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Password is in a different language

I just opened my new MacBook Air and I noticed that when my computer asks for my password, the tinted word that should say "Password" (before I type it) is in a different language. How do I change it ...
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Setting and using a “language” property of an audio file in iTunes?

I'm a linguaphile, and I have lots of audio files in different languages in iTunes.  I would like the ability to tag a file with the language code, and to see and/or sort by that tag. I have no use ...
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My iPad is in English but apps are in Russian. Why?

My iPad 3 is set to use English as the main language for everything in the settings (International and Keyboard settings). When I download an app, it's very often in the Russian language (when there'...
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How to create input language (e.g. english) with different input keyboard (e.g. Danish)

I use onenote on OSX and it uses the input language as proofing language so I have two input langauges (English and Danish) however I use both langauges with a Danish hardware keyboard. Any ...
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Apps and games automatically in wrong language [closed]

I have an iPhone 5 bought in Norway. The language setting on the phone is Norwegian, which means menus and such are all shown in Norwegian. The same goes for some "inherent" apps such as the iPhone ...
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How do I enter chinese names in Address Book?

Chinese names are quite elaborate and quite different from the "standard American name" that the Mac Address Book is based on. Notably I'm looking for a good way to Store a person's Chinese name – ...
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Press and hold for accents does not work everytime

I am a German User, but i am using a US Keyboard and the US Extended Keyboard Layout. Sometimes I need to use German Umlauts, and I usually rely on the "press and hold for accented characters" feature ...
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How do I correctly use applescript 2.3 script library “use” rather than “tell”

When I use my library this way applescript will not parse the display dialog line, treating dialog as an identifier! Can anyone explain why this is not being understood in the way I want it to be? ...
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How to change the spell check language in Pages 5?

The solutions described here and here are no longer available in the current version. I am editing a document in Romanian but every word gets spell-checked in English.
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How can I use a newly installed font as an input source?

I just installed a new font, and I'd like to be able to type in it, system-wide, and not just within the confines of some application (e.g. MS Word.) I already type in other languages using the ...
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Dictionaries and spell-checking

My default language is English, but I also sometimes type in Czech. I have added a Czech keyboard to OS X, and can switch between the two easily. The trouble is that OS X has no native Czech ...
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MacBook booting with wrong keyboard layout

I've got a 15-inch MacBook Pro with the latest OS X. Every time I reboot, it resets the keyboard layout to American English even though I set it to Swiss German. This means that I always need to go to ...
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Does Apple tailor iOS software in any way for specific regions?

If I buy an iPad or iPhone in Saudi Arabia, for instance, from a Saudi carrier, will the UI have been tailored in any way? I am thinking specifically of removing references to Israel, for example, in ...
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Possible to have separate shortcuts for different text-to-speech voices?

I know that it is possible to make Mac OS X to read the text with a keyboard shortcut. System preferences Dictation & Speech->Text to Speech tab But suppose I'm multilingual. Is it possible to ...
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How to manually set the language for Auto Correct?

How can I manually select the language of Auto Correct for a block of text in apps like Notes and Mail? I want to write a text that contains both English and German sentences. I have found a solution ...
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Configuring a Mac to use Oxford spelling

I cannot figure out now to make my Mac (OS X 10.8) use Oxford spelling in its spell checker (note I am being absolutely precise in the use of that term)! For example, I want to be able to write "...
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How to trigger specific font when changing language?

I use Pages as my main word-processing application and regularly have to type in both English and Greek. I use either Times New Roman or Hoefler Text in English and GFS Porson for Greek. Is there a ...
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During Install: unexpected Arabic text in Elevated Permissions Dialog … why?

Can anybody explain this, and more importantly how to solve it? It only appears to be the dialog that comes up asking for elevated permissions when installing an application, and everything works as ...
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How can I get music in other languages from the iTunes Store on my iPhone?

So, I have English iTunes and I wanted to get a Spanish song. Is there a way I could change the iTunes store I am using to get it and then change it back or something?
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OS X - Is there a way to switch keyboard input languages using keyboard shortcut? [duplicate]

Rather self explanatory, but I was hoping to be able to quickly change input languages, without going up to the top and switching manually, rather with a keyboard input? Maybe I'm just too lazy, but I ...
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Changing OS X command line language

On Debian I managed to change it using dpkg and now UNIX commands, manual pages and supported packages are in my native language. Is there a way to do this also on OS X? I already have the locales set ...
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How to change the document language in Keynote and make the red lines disappear?

I am working on a slideshow in Spanish. Pages has the "More" tab on the inspector which allows you to change the language of the selected text / document, but Keynote lacks it. I know you can ...
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Auto switch input source to English when entering Spotlight, typing URL in Safari, etc

I don't have files with non-english names, and don't type non-latin URL's, so question is how to auto switch system input source in these occasions.
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Change lockscreen date language iOS 6

When I first configured my new iPod touch 5th gen, I put "English" for iOS language. I then switched iOS to "Français (Canada)" in the General Settings/International. Everything look fine except one ...
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LANG variable wrong in iTerm2, where's the bug?

Today I noticed that when opening TortoiseHG the app was in Dutch (partially, not fully translated it seems). Looking around in my environment I found out that LANG=nl_NL.UTF-8. It is indeed true ...
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Setting preferred language order on iPhone

Q: Is it possible to set a secondary preferred language on the iPhone? Background: On the Mac Desktop it is possible to select a "Language Preference" order, so that if your favorite application isn'...
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Mountain Lion US keyboard layout .. bug? British layout when selected US keyboard

When I change my input source to US Keyboard and I want to press this key: ` I get some British key. My keyboard is this one: And it behaves like this one: I changed my keyboard layout like ...
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Maltese language in iOS devices

I would like to type in Maltese (using Maltese letters) from my iPad and iPhone. Unfortunately, the Maltese langauge is not listed with the default European languages on iOS devices. What can I do?
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How can I assign different characters to different keyboard shortcuts on Mac?

I am using Macbook Air with OS 10.8.2. I bought my MAC from the US, and then moved to another country. Therefore, I had to change my keyboard language. The problem is the keyboard layout is not the ...
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How can I have multiple languages in my iPhone dictionary?

I speak English with most people but correspond with my mother in Spanish. Is there any way I can get autocomplete on my iPhone to work for words in both languages?
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changing language on ipad3

I changed language on the iPad3 from english to italian, but I noticed that a few things remain in english. For instance, day and time in locked screen, as well as in the calendar. Is there a way to ...
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Can the iPad support multiple Regional Settings simultaneously?

I need spell-checking in different languages such as English, German and Norwegian. I currently have only German spell-checking and it is quite irritating that it messes up with other languages' words....
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How to add Tamil language to the international keyboard?

I recently purchased an iPhone 4S in India. It has international keyboard for Hindi language. But is there any way to add Tamil language to the list?
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Where are the OS X Language Files for Times and Dates?

Where does OS X store the language files (.lproj, .strings) for displaying times and dates? Edit: I'm precisely interested in the terms like «Monday», «Thuesday», «November», «May» etc. from the ...
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How can I change the language for automatic spelling correction?

I set my input source to be US English. And the flag showing on the taskbar is also an American flag. But whenever I type something in Mail.app or Notes.app the spell check still corrects my spelling ...
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Strange keyboard shortcuts and menu items

I have just noticed that some items in the click-right menu and in the keyboard shortcuts settings are displayed in a different language now (Portuguese). The system default language is English and ...
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How to get the system language or the language that was selected when Mac OS X was installed

I know the common sudo languagesetup to set the system language. Does someone know how to get the system language or the language that was selected when Mac OS X was installed?
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Foreign language entries appearing in Safari context menu

I am getting some foreign language (Portuguese?) items appearing in my Safari 5.1.5 context menu, when I right-click on an element in a page (see below). My OSX 10.7.3 language is set to English. I ...
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Japanese MacBook Stop Switching to Japanese Language

I own a Japanese version MacBook Pro, that of course has the Japanese keyboard with the particular keys (around the space bar) that are used to switch between the various forms of Japanese (and ...
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Change the official language of Windows 7 as virtual machine

Someone just helped me install VMware Fusion on my Mac with Windows 7 as a virtual machine. And I just realized that the official language is French, instead of English. Although I can read French, ...
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How can I change my Mac OS X Services to all be in english?

I am not sure how this happened, but many of my services are now in, what I believe is spanish: How do I change this back to English? My language in the Language & Text system pref is set to ...
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Spanish to English and English to Spanish dictionary for Dictionary app?

For quite a while now, I have been looking for English and Spanish conversion dictionaries (both ways) for Apple's native Dictionary application. So far I have not had any success. Is there any ...
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iWork '09 Numbers: How to set the default language of the document

I would like to set the default language of a Numbers document. I figured out how to do it for a Pages document: How Do I Set the Default Language in Pages? but I cannot find the corresponding ...
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Language setting for spell-check in Pages

I'm new to Pages (from iWork) and have troubles with the spell-check function. It's simply not working for me. Almost everything is underlined red. No matter what language I write in. I did not write ...
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How to make a custom keyboard layout be recognized as Latin so I can remove the US default layout?

I have a custom keyboard layout which MacOSX doesn't recognize as Latin, so it doesn't allow me to remove the US default layout. I'd like to know what would make my layout be recognized as Latin. Is ...
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Boot Camp installs in wrong language. How can I fix this?

I have a MacBook with an English keyboard running Lion in English. I used Boot Camp to download the WindowsSupport package and then installed 32 bit Windows 7 Ultimate, also in English. Turns out the ...
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Sorting Contacts in Other Languages

I use the iPhone in English, but I save the names of my contacts in Russian. The problem is that they all appear now under (#). Is there any way to fix that?