A locale is a set of parameters that defines the user's language, country and any special variant preferences, such as date format and currency, that the user wants to see in their user interface. Usually a locale identifier consists of at least a language identifier and a region identifier.

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UTF-8 locale portability (and ssh)

I spend a lot of my time sshed into various machines, all of which are different (some are embedded, some run Linux, some run BSD, &c.). On my own local machines, however, i use OS X, which of ...
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How to set decimal separator in Libre Offic Calc?

How to set decimal separator in Libre Offic Calc?I wan't dot be decimal separator, not comma:I wan't to set this system-wide and default (don't want to set this for each cell).
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How to change gnome session locale?

How do I change the default locale for my gnome session? I created /etc/default/locale-local with this content:LANG=pt_PT.UTf-8LC_MESSAGES=en_US.UTF-8and added this to /etc/pam.d/gdm3, /etc/pam.d/...
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Windows 10 Calculator showing in pseudo-local

I'm pretty new to windows 10, but my calculator app is showing in pseuedo-localeHow to I turn this off and have it display in normal English ?
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In zsh the date format for names isn't displayed properly

I don't know what's wrong or if I'm stupid or something, but I just can't get to display the date with words :(I've been trying this for hours now..It should display Mon, but it displays a "M" ...
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Changing Ubuntu locale settings by GUI crashes the accounts-daemon

I'm usung Ubuntu 12.04 and after an automatic update it changed the system default encoding form UTF-8 to "ANSI_X3.4-1968".I realized that when my code comments in Eclipse appeared with strange ...
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Incorrect locale setting on Ubuntu with Gnome Shell

I want all applications in my system to be in English language but I want all formats (dates, currency, numbers) to be localized for Germany. I set up my Gnome Shell to the correct setting but ...
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How to enter formulas in Excel in other locales (with different decimal separators)?

I'm getting a strange error in Excel where I cannot enter formulas:=ROUND(1.5,0)gives an error:The formula you typed contains an errorI presume it has something to do with the (red herring) ...
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Missing parts of utf-8 charset in urxvt with VcXsrv

I am running an Arch Linux server which I connect to from a few Windows machines using VcXsrv so I can run graphical applications (and more customized terminals than what I can get with PuTTY etc). ...
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Can I change my linux system EOL to use \r\n instead of \n by configuration files?

I want to change the default EOL of my linux system from \n to \r\n without recompiling it. Any configuration makes this possible (maybe locale)?Reason:I must make sure that for every user that ...
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How to reset my text cursor after changing locale?

After changing the locale of my windows laptop to "Arabic (Saudi Arabia)", the text cursor displayed when typing changed from the usual vertical bar to a bar with a small protrusion near the top, as ...
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How to highlight keyboard led using current locale

How does one make the keyboard led show his current locale? It might be useful for users using two locales (languages).Desired behavior:capslock led on keyboad is OFF for your first locale (...
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How to deal with localized commands lines

I'm trying to write a python script to run on Windows (XP and up). Now this script calls "schtasks" to schedule some command in the future. The problem is that the script may run on machines with ...
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Set Locales on Ubuntu

Greetings: I want to set locales in Ubuntu. It currently has en_US.UTF-8 and I want to change it to es_ES.ISO-8859-1. I added the locale by entering the command sudo locale-gen "es_ES.ISO-8859-1"...
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Add a new locale to OS X (/usr/share/locale)

I am trying to add a new locale support to my OS X system, which I could then use in Python scripts.It is Indonesian locale (id_ID) and I currently do not have it in my /usr/share/locales directory, ...
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OSX zsh not showing characters right (with UTF8)

After setting the locale to 'en_US.utf8', all the characters(except a-z A-Z) are not showing correctly. For example, space will show up as '<0020>'The locale is:$ localeLANG="en_US.UTF-8"...
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Cannot install Windows 7 gadgets (third party) from a laptop I bought in Thailand?

I bought a laptop at an official Acer store in Thailand. It has Windows 7 Premium on it and the locale setting is English (United States). However I noticed that I am unable to upgrade to another ...
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Debian Stretch 9: What changed to keyboard configuration (in X)?

Up to Debian 8, I could configure the keyboard this way:setxkbmap -model pc105 -layout us -variant alt-intlHow do I achieve the same effect in Debian Stretch? What has changed?I do remember that,...
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Settings LOCALE on Raspberry Pi3

I'm using raspberry for years and Linux for many more... Trying to installing Docker in my rpi I get an error, it is probably related to the LOCALE installation. The problem is this:apt-listchanges: ...
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How do I display Cyrillic unicode characters in Notepad and Excel on Windows 7?

I have a Windows 7 PC with its locale set to United States. I have a unicode CSV (comma separated values) file that contains normal English text and Russian text.In MS Word the Russian displays ...
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How to force Excel to use English formats on non-English locale?

I'm using English Windows, English Office but my system locale is Czech. This unfortunately leaks into Excel:How do I get rid of this? I want my worksheet to be pure English (US) – all amounts in ...
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Change of system locale to japanese breaks windows NLS data

If I change the system locale to Japanese or Chinese (simplified) on my virtual machine with Windows 7, I'm prompted to reboot and the following screen appears:I have a previous system to revert to. ...
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Set the system locale without rebooting

I would like to change the system locale (Control Panel -> Language for Non-Unicode programs), however, it requires a reboot. Is it possible without reboot ?I need it mainly for SQL Server ...
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linux - set date offset from BIOS date

Linux can use BIOS clock in UTC or local time mode so it can add certain offset to BIOS time at OS level. Is it possible to do the same for date? I mean lets say I'd have 1999 year set in BIOS and ...
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get output from cmdline application independently of system's locale

I'm trying to get the full OS-version information of a w32 host in a script (thus: from the cmdline), to be run on a variety of different machines.For this, i'm using the systeminfo as described in ...
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Can't change system locale in Embedded Standard 7

I have Windows Embedded Standard 7 US English, but for one application I need to change language for non-unicode programs, so that it displays correctly.When I go to Region and Language, ...
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Unsupported locale prevents me from starting apps

I have the following locale settings when I type export:declare -x LANG="es_ES.ISO-8859-1"declare -x LANGUAGE="es:en"declare -x LC_ADDRESS="ms_MY.UTF-8"declare -x LC_IDENTIFICATION="ms_MY.UTF-8"...
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How to display Wacom preferences in English

I own a Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch and have installed the drivers under a localized version of Windows 7. I would like to know whether there is a way to have the Wacom Preferences application ...
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Gnucash for Mac has got my locale wrong

My Mac locale is set to Philippines, but Gnucash defaults to Australia since it is the first on the list. How do I fix this?
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shell script not using locale set

I have an image which is built:FROM debian:stretch# Set Bash as default shellRUN rm /bin/sh && \ln --symbolic /bin/bash /bin/sh# apt-getRUN apt-get update && \apt-...
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How to input special characters without locale support?

I have a linux device and it is not possible to use locale. But I have to support locale keyboard layouts. Thus on press of input.h #define KEY_LEFTBRACE 26 the character + (Plus) shall be ...
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Non-English Font Previews in LibreOffice

My font previews in LibreOffice are in another language (and wingdings?), even though I haven't changed any application settings or installed any fonts, and I've just reinstalled Linux, and fully ...
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Creating a batch script for removing keyboards from Windows 10 VDI

I need to create a batch script which removes keyboard layouts that are always added automatically when I logon to a new session on a Windows 10 virtual desktop. I am using the following code in an ....
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Why locale-gen in Debian Jessie (docker) show another locale while generate locale?

I try set my locale to pt_BR-UTF-8 in my container using:locale-gen pt_BR.UTF-8But show en_US.UTF-8, look:Generating locales (this might take a while)...en_US.UTF-8... doneGeneration ...
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dmenu crashes with “warning: no locale support”

I have a fresh install of Xubuntu 16.04 64bit in a VM. I installed the i3 metapackage from apt. However, when I tried to run dmenu, it just crashes with the aforementioned error.Output of ...
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Forcing locale upon a specific .net application

In my .net application, I'm loading a CSV file and then parsing the fields using float.Parse().Users from Germany who run Windows 7 (and 8) have their region set to Germany. This causes decimal ...
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Linux locale - how to disable smart quotes?

On my Gentoo system, find . -regextype help outputsfind: Unknown regular expression type ‘help’; valid types are ‘findutils-default’, ‘awk’, ‘egrep’, ‘ed’, ‘emacs’, ‘gnu-awk’, ‘grep’, ‘posix-awk’, ‘...
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Wrong decimal separator when inputting axis range in Excel

I have my decimal symbol set to a decimal point in Windows Regional Settings. This particular computer is running Windows 10, but I am experiencing this issue on Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 too. In ...
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Is there a standard for specifying weather-related preferences?

I find over and over again that weather applications and web sites default to temperatures in °F and wind speeds in mph. My local standard (which is "local" in most of the world, I believe) is °C and ...
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Setting up a Word 2007 installation that was originally an Arabic Locale for American English Locale?

A laptop I have has Microsoft Word 2007 installed for the Arabic Locale. I'm trying to get it working with the American English Locale. While I've managed to get it to type English characters, it's ...