Questions concerning the input language, a setting in an operation system or an individual program that controls the language used to type information via the keyboard.

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Is it possible to remove the default Microsoft Pinyin Simplefast on Windows 8?

The option to remove is greyed out in the language settings. Is there any way to uninstall this?
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What is the right keyboard configuration for my keyboard?

I've got the greater than and less than symbols below the Esc key, and I don't know what the is the right keyboard configuration/language for it:
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Set IME for all users (Windows Server 2003 or later)

I want to set default settings for IME (Input Method Editor) for all users to be added in the future. Is it possible in the GUI, without registry hacking? For example, I want , by default when a new ...
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How to set the input mode for each application in OS X

On OS X Mavericks, is there a way how to fix the input mode on each application? I use two languages to work such google search in Japanese and English, and Android development (English only). So, I ...
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Can't use QWERTY layout after make IBus work with Dvorak layout after reboot

To keep my Input Method (Bogo or Unikey) of IBus working with Dvorak keyboard layout after reboot, I use sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration to set keyboard as Dvorak, and go to tab Advance ...
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Microsoft Indic Language Input Tool for Windows 8

I used to use the Microsoft Indic Language Input tool with Windows 7. However, it appears that this tool is not compatible with Windows 8. Does anyone know any of the following: Is it possible to ...
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Using English macros in French version Excel

I am currently in France and am using a computer on which all Office programs are in French. I need to use a Macro which has been written in English VBA, but it fails. I assume the issue a language ...
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Windows bug: unable to set language key sequence permanently

I was assigning switch to English and to Russian already twice. It works first and then silently and automatically switch back to default. My desired settings: Default settings: UPDATE Or ...
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OS X 10.7.5 How to stop character input completely

Recently, my one year old son started hammering on my keyboard and now ever since I've had character inputs pop up as I type. I cannot tell which language they are for....nor can I tell what letter ...
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Can I disable the “Alt+Shift” shortcut to change language in windows 8.1?

I'm using windows 8.1 with multiple languages. The new pretty shortcut "windows+spacebar" will pop up a pretty looking selection on the right. Now, hitting "Alt+Shift" (left ones) will also change ...
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How do I tell MS Excel to use the non-standard decimal separator in graphs and charts?

MS Excel 2010, using US English as default language. I have a document that needs to use the interpunct (·) as the decimal separator. I can go to File -> Options -> Advanced -> Decimal separator and ...
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Language bar shortcuts disappear after locking the station

OK, the problem - I have multiple input languages, there is a language bar and so forth - everything works quite well. For convinience I've setup a language shortcuts and it was working OK in window 7 ...
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How to type an exclamation point/mark from the Cyrillic Mongolian keyboard in Windows 7?

I'm travelling around Asia and am currently in Ulaanbaatar. Since I'm a language enthusiast as well as a computer enthusiast I'm learning how to type in the Mongolian language, which in Mongolia uses ...
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How do I remove English (US) from Windows 8.1?

I've got a slightly annoying problem. My locale is English (UK), but occasionally my keyboard randomly switches to English (US) on Windows 8.1. I see that the task bar has a language selector, which ...
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How to make the language bar work correctly?

I am facing a very strange behavior: my Windows 7's base language (the language my installation DVD is) is Romanian. So, my copy of Windows 7 has its UI in Romanian by default. Two days ago, I ...
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how can I prevent my Windows 8 from shifting to undesired input method?

If I have only one input method, as you can see: why Windows 8 is offering me to change input method? I don't want that!! I ONLY WANT TO TYPE in "Latin American keyboard" and not other. and this ...
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How to remove invisible language modes in windows 8

What seems to be the problem is like the one described at Remove invisible language modes in Windows 8, but the solution provided on that page is not useful for me. I happen to have this problem when ...
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securing input language keyboard

I use Windows 8 and I chose to use input language keyboard 134884362 (Latin American). But usually the computer changes to another keyboard and is very upseting. What should I do to prevent the ...
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Unable to log in to my microsoft account

I have changed my keyboard language from English to Telugu (other language) , but my password is still in English. I locked the screen by mistake and now I am unable to enter the password in English(I ...
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Use Windows Key to switch input language

My PC has 2 input language and use Alt+` as switch currently. As I usually use command key to switch input language in mac os, mistyping of windows key occurs so many time that I would like to set ...
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Windows 7 - unremovable IME

I use my computer to type different kind of language. I've added keyboard IME for Swedish, Chinese and Japanese. However there's one extra IME (Norwegian) that I never added and when I go to the ...
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Disable input language switching shortcut

I'm not sure what the issue is on my Windows computer but I can't seem to determine what triggers the input language switcher that I seem to accidentally press too often. I have three inputs set up: ...
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Windows 8 Input Language Issue

I am using windows 8. Primary language I was using was English (US). I installed 1 additional language, Arabic, then I nstalled another language Urdu. When i restarted my system, my system is ...
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Refresh Language Bar in Windows Vista/7 programatically

Im trying to configure the Language Bar (the language switcher in the systray which appears whan you have multiple input languages installed) for our users. I can easily add new languages using ...
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Add language to Windows XP automatically

I want to automate a process due to the number of computers I have. The problem is that I need to add languages to a large number of XP systems so I can type using French or Arabic keyboards without ...
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Use Alt key codes with a separate USB keypad

I have a Filco Majestouch Tenkeyless USB keyboard and a separate Filco Majestouch USB TenKeyPad/Numpad. However, using them together prevents me using the Alt character codes that, in Windows, allow ...
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How to type proper Italian using QWERTY keyboard

According to this, you cannot write 100% Italian on a QWERTY keyboard but I am wondering how you would write Italian with a QWERTY keyboard then? For example, characters like ë, ï, and é are a huge ...
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Disable Ctrl+Shift+0 on Windows 8

I use apps that have functions bound to Ctrl+Shift+0, but Windows captures the keyboard shortcut. I have gone into the Advanced Settings and disabled the key sequence (similar to the Vista steps), but ...
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Word reverses word order when converting tabs to spaces

Here is a simple example: I want this, but with the tabs replaced by spaces: I get this instead: With the words reversed. Note that a similar thing happens if I just change the text direction ...
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One key for one language

If you have only 2 languages on Windows to switch, you can use Ctrl+Shift or Alt+Shift to switch between them. But if the count of languages is more than 2 (I have 4), it becomes tricky to use the ...
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Writing mixed text in Microsoft Word

In Word, while writing japanese using a japanese font sometimes I have to write also some romaji, and when I do it automatically switches to a different font for that text only. This is particularly ...
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What's messing with my default input language?

The Problem Why is my input language set to NL (=Dutch) every time I open an application, despite the default input language setting? Background I have a Windows 7 system with an English (US) ...
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Remove invisible language modes in Windows 8

this might be considered a duplicate of my previous question: Disable [Windows]+[Space] hotkey in Windows 8 However my problem is more about getting rid of 2 settings, that should be removed, while ...
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Windows 8 - 2 languages. How to lock keyboard to only one?

I have small problem with my keyboard languages. I have 2 languages installed on my PC. I have English set as display language and Polish used for Keyboard layout, date and time. (I just don't like ...
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Creating a custom input method

Is there any standard way of creating a custum input method for X11/linux in general? I've poked around scim and iBus but I can't seem to find any example of it having been done before. In reality I ...
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Can I keep Windows from defaulting printers to A4 paper?

There's an old joke that English will be the language of Heaven, because Americans won't learn foreign languages. Microsoft seems to have internalized this joke... I am an American English speaker; ...
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How to add new languages to Pidgin spellchecker in Linux?

When you write a message in Pidgin, you rightclick on the input and you can choose from Languages menu in which language you write. What to do when there is no language you want in the menu (in ...
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Install Russian on Windows XP

Is this possible? I need a keyboard layout for Russian and Ukranian - but it's not in the Regional Language and Settings list and I have enabled the advanced languages as well. I've tried Windows ...
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Switch keyboard layout with “Windows” keys in Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Custom shortcut for switching keyboard input languages in Windows XP I use two keyboard layouts in my system - Russian and English. Windows 7 offers only two ways to ...
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Language changing in Windows 8 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why in Windows 8 alt+shift change language for all applications? This is a bit hard to explain. I'll try my best: I have two languages enabled in my windows. EN and FA. ...
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How can I remove an input method completely in Windows 8?

I have upgraded to Windows 8 Pro from Windows 7 Home Premium. Recently, I noticed that there's 2 input language methods in my computer (English and Vietnamese): But I don't want to use that ...
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What does “Reconversion” do in notepad?

When I right click on Notepad, there come up options for right-to-left languages. But at the end exists an option "Reconversion". I have installed a Japanese LIP and it seems like I have got hold of ...
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Is it possible to disable a windows keyboard shortcut?

Is it possible to disable any default windows keyboard shortcut? I want to reuse win+space for something else, but it is already taken by the system to switch between keyboard layouts. Windows 8 ...
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How do I install a language pack in Windows 7 Home Premium? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change Windows default language to another language, but temporarily? Specifically, I want Korean (link), but I hope this helps other people in general. According ...
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Shortcuts don't work in Microsoft Word 2013 [duplicate]

I have English Windows 8, English Office 2013 and a few keyboard languages. When I set the English keyboard and start Word, shortcuts work. But when I change the English keyboard to other languages ...
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Can I set cells to remember a certain input method in Excel? If so, how?

I have an Excel document with two columns. In one column, I write using the Japanese input method. In the next one I write using the standard one (Latin based). So, can I set Excel to automatically ...
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Why are the language bar buttons locked / pressed?

I'm using the Language Bar in Windows 7 to switch between English and Japanese. In 'Japanese' mode the bar has a few extra buttons for switching between the various alphabets / width styles - image 1: ...
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Complicated input language and display language setup in Windows 8

Problem I live in Russia and use in everyday life 3 languages: Russian, English and Japanese. If you use Japanese IME you don't need to have English input language by itself, Japanese IME has ...
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Changing behavior of Windows 8 Win+Space language changer

I wonder if it is possible to have Win+Space language changer act as Mac OS one. In Mac OS it orders input languages by last used time, but in Windows 8 it just cycles between all of currently ...
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Exclude an input language from Alt+Shift/Ctrl+Shift switching cycle on Windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Multiple input languages, switch between two I have 3 input languages installed on my Windows 7: English, Russian and Japanese. So when I switch between them by ...