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On Windows, when I am typing in Hebrew, I can press Shift and a letter and get the English letter typed. This is very usefull as I don't have to change keyboard layouts all the time if I want to write mixed Hebrew/English texts.

On Mac, when I am using the Hebrew keyboard layout, pressing Shift and a letter does not do anything.

Is there any way to get Windows style functionality on the Mac?

I am using Mac OS X Leopard.

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I don't know if there is already an existing keyboard layout for that, but you can use Ukelele to create your own. It is not too difficult.
You can take the original Hebrew keyboard layout and extend it your way.

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Thanks Felix. I can't seem to get this to work. Even if i just copy the original keyboard layout and edit a single key the new layout is not working (when I type using a custom layout, nothing is printed). I'll try some more when I have more time. good approach. – Nir Levy Jul 15 '10 at 12:19

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