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OS X Mavericks: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

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Language & Region

The primary job of this pane, once called International, is to set up your Mac to work in other languages. If you bought your Mac already set up in your own language—you’re already using the only language, number format, and keyboard layout you’ll ever need—then you can ignore most of this panel. But when it comes to showing off OS X to your friends and loved ones, the “wow” factor on the Mac’s polyglot features is huge.

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