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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 to change the language used on Mac App Store?

I used my old Mac which showed me English when I browsed through Mac App Store. However, after I purchased my new Mac and ported all the data using Time Machine, the Mac App Store suddenly shows me ...
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How does one use different languages in Pages headers and footers?

[EDIT] I'm afraid this language feature is gone in Pages 5.* How does one use different languages in Pages headers and footers? I don't need spell checking but language switching (for headers and ...
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How to change citation language in Microsoft Word for Mac 2015 (15.17.1)?

When I add a source without a date to my Microsoft Word document in Microsoft Word 2015 (15.17.1) on OS X 10.11.2 and insert a citation, the inserted field states (Author, kein Datum) in German (kein ...
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How can I just change the language of Safari in iPhone iOS 9?

I am using an iPhone with iOS 9 and the language is set to 'English'. Also Safari's language is set to English. Is there a way to change the language just of Safari? Thanks for helping.
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Changing Input Language in iOS 9 with External Keyboard

When using an external keyboard, is there a new key combination to change the input language? It used to be ⌘-cmd+space, but since iOS 9 that combination has been assigned to Spotlight Search, same as ...
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Enhanced Dictation only works in English

I'm trying to use dictation in Spanish (Yosemite v10.10.5) but it's not writing any text. I have downloaded the Spanish Enhanced Dictation bundle, deleted and re-downloaded it, deleted it by hand ...
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How to switch straight to a keyboard in mac

I use 3 different language keyboards (japanese, english, chinese), all with their own special input method editors (IMEs). I have a fast switch between Japanese and English by just hitting either left ...
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Dictionaries on iOS 9 not working

I just updated to iOS 9, and I noticed that the built-in dictionaries, I previously used, aren't working. I had used American English, British English, and Apple Dictionary. Now, when I try to define ...
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How to change the language of the date (day of week) in Yosemite's lock screen?

When my iMac enters the lock screen, my default language for the buttons is German; but the language of the day of week displayed in the upper right corner is English. Is there a way to change this?
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Why I can only input English in iFile?

In order to search files, I want to input Chinese. But when I point to the input field. It shows English keyboard and I cannot change the language input. Why? Thank you very much.
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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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Remove a language from the “Preferred language order”

How do I remove an added language form the "Preferred Language Order" in Settings > General > Language & Region > Preferred Language Order? iPhone 6 Plus iOS 8.4.1
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Multiple languages and Emoji button on iOS keyboard

I'm using German and English keyboard on my iPhone and want to insert emojis easily. The problem is when you have 2 languages and emoji, it only jumps to the next keyboard. This is very annoying. Is ...
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How do I change from English to my native language in Xcode?

My whole system is in my preferred language, except Xcode. There's no use Googling "Xcode change language" or even "xcode change language -iphone -IDL -parse -Python -app -localization -...
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Spell-check and autocorrect only working in English

I can't manage to get the in-line spell check or autocorrect to work in any apps. In particular this is frustrating with my e-mail, as this is the biggest part of my job and I frequently need to ...
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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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Allowing any keyboard to input for passwords

I use 3 keyboard layouts: Dvorak-Sougou (Chinese), Dvorak-Kana (Japanese), and Dvorak (English). Whenever I input a password, it always returns me to the EN-Dvorak layout. The problem is two-fold: ...
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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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How to change spelling library in Mac OS X with a shortcut?

Since I'm a Hungarian, but I learn and work in English, I switch the spelling settings in System Preferences approximately 50 times a day, because I'm constantly working with both languages. Is there ...
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Which version of Mac OS X was the first to support RTL (right-to-left) languages?

Apple – Press Info – Mac OS X Hits Stores This Weekend (2001) listed seven languages for 10.0. From an archived Apple knowledge base article Mac OS X 10.6: Changing the direction of text I know that ...
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Is there any way to translate words in Safari on iOS and Mac?

I am currently reading a few websites in European languages (Spanish, Italian, German and French), and I'd like to be able to quickly translate words that I don't know (not the entire articles, which ...
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Finnish Spell Checker for System of OS X?

I know this discussion about spell checkers for Pages, here. I am searching for the files ending with .aff or .dic. Without them, you cannot use them in system. My current OS X is Yosemite 10.10.2. ...
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determining Preferred Language in OS X via cli

I was hoping to do something like: defaults read -g AppleLanguages | awk -F, '/[^(]/{print $1;exit}' but if only one language is listed in "Preferred Languages", then defaults read -g AppleLanguages ...
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How to turn off iTunes Store localisation?

The iTunes Store has an annoying habit of localising song metadata based on the system language: for instance, if I have my system language set to English but buy from the Japanese iTunes store, the ...
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Automatically change input source [duplicate]

I have two languages I am actively using. English is my default, but in some applications such as Skype I use Russian. Every time I am switching from Skype to Safari I have manually switch back from ...
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How can I change the system language without changing shortcuts?

I would like to change the OS X system language on one Mac from English to French. If I do that, all standard-shortcuts also change. We use the Dvorak keyboard layout on all Macs. Example: In ...
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Use Mail.app in English?

I'm trying to use Mail.app in English in Yosemite. The reason for this is that when the app is in another language, it uses that language's headers for replies and can be very distracting to the other ...
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Keyboard shortcut for switching input language at login screen

I've assigned a keyboard shortcut to switch between input languages: But this shortcut doesn't work at the login screen. So when I resume from sleep, I have to use the mouse to change input language. ...
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Translation of words in spotlight

I am looking for an extension for spotlight on Yosemite, which allows an offline translation of english words into german and vice-versa. Similar to the inbuilt dictionary, but rather giving a ...
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How to assign Kana (かな) key in Japanese keyboard to another Language?

I have purchased my Mac Pro ( it is running OS 10.9.5) in Japan. Needless to say that it has two different keys assigned exclusively for English and Japanese (英語 for English and かな for Japanese). ...
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How to change the input source to different language with shortcut (only one key combination)?

I want to use four language in my OS X system (English, Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese), and I know I can change the language with ⌘ + Space. However, I have a pathological hatred for switching with ...
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How to set the autocorrection and dictionary to the same language in Mac OS X Mavericks

How can I change the system to stop making corrections like so: Please notice that the two words on the left have the dotted red line indicating that they are spelled in the wrong way. Then, if I ...
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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 ...