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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Whenever I write an apostrophe it inputs two instead of one (same with quotes). How do I fix it?

So right now whenever I choose my language for english It's "United States - International" and when I'm on this one whenver I write a quote (") it actually writes 2 at once and I have to go back to ...
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Windows Defaulting language to 'Unknown Language' Causing applications to crash on startup

Recently I've noticed that windows seems to be defaulting by system language for all applications to 'Unknown Language': This is causing some applications to crash on startup. If I quickly change ...
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Microsoft Office 2010 language pack proofing tool without changing UI

I may have misunderstood the literature regarding the language packs or language proofing tools. 1st of all I am not sure if they are the different names for the same thing or not. Are they? 2nd I do ...
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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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My windows keyboard is being “clever” with the quote keys - how can I stop it?

I'm using windows 7 on a laptop. On the laptop keyboard, for some reason, the quote key (which has both double and single quote on it) is doing some "clever" annoying things: When I press ...
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How to install the “Chinese (Traditional) - Quick” input method in Windows 8?

I installed the "Chinese (Traditional) - Quick" input method in Windows 7, but I can't find it in Windows 8. It has something called "Microsoft Quick" but it's different. How can I get the same input ...
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How do I change the input language for a program being run as another user?

On Windows 8.1, alt-shift changes the input language/keyboard for all programs. This works fine for applications that I'm running under my own user account. But if I start a program with "runas", ...
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sing CapsLock to switch the keyboard language layout

Currently I am using Recaps for switching between keyboard layouts. But I am looking for a replacement, because it is a little buggy and not updated for years. Do you know any replacement?
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Windows8.1 won't let normal user choose a specific input language

On my new Windows 8.1 box, I managed to configure an administrator user to use keyboard "Français - Belgique". But when I use the exact same procedure for a user without administrator privilege, ...
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Why does Windows 7 always automatically change the input or keyboard language?

I am wondering why Windows 7 always automatically changes my input or keyboard language. I've a notebook with an integrated QWERTY keyboard English (United States). Traveling, I use that one but, ...
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How do I remove English (US) from Windows 8.1? [duplicate]

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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Find registry key for windows 8 per-application input method setting

I had some trouble to adapt a windows 7 application for windows 8. The issue was windows 8 having a global input method on windows 8. I found that the control panel setting "Let me set a different ...
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Fedora, keyboard input source switching impossible

I have two keyboard input sources (English and Persian languages) on my machine running Fedora release 20 (Heisenbug). It starts normally but after a while working with Persian it would be impossible ...
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Windows 8 input mode changing by itself

I'm trying to solve a mystery. I have two input modes: english one for programming, as important keys are easier to access, and french for professional mails and accuentation, international qwert ...
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Keyboard language automatically changes but doesn't show in Control Panel

A user at my office running Windows 7 keeps having this problem pop up and I'm stumped. Region and language settings have the language bar disabled, language change shortcut keys disabled and only ...
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Input method: can't get rid of ENG United States

On my Windows 8.1 machine I have 2 input methods: English Australia - US Keyboard English Australia - US International Keyboard As you can see, the language is always only English Australia. Please ...
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How to convert Japanese characters into roman characters when you accidentally type an English word with Japanese input turned on (on Windows)

In windows I often find myself trying to write an English word, but with the Japanese Input method selected (unintentionally). So what I get is something like this えぁmpれ. At the moment, I just press ...
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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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Improved bi-directional language support

In the new features for Pages 2014 Yosemity, they say that they have : Improved bi-directional language support. What does it really mean?
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Language bar shortcuts disappear after locking the station

OK, the problem: I have multiple input languages and there is a language bar and so forth -- everything works quite well. For convenience, I've set up a language shortcut and it was working OK in ...
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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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Corupted keyboard layout

When I try to add Persian keyboard layout on my Windows 7 x64, the keyboard doesn't show up in the language bar. For example, when I add English, Arabic, and Persian keyboard layouts as shown in the ...
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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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OSX shortcut for switching input language working erratically

I'm using the keyboard shortcut option+shift+command+L to select the next source in the input menu. When I'm doing language work I frequently have to switch between Arabic and English keyboard ...
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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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Input Source Language keeps changing on Mac OS X 10.9.2 — how to make the computer keep my desired setting?

First time posting on this site so hopefully I am posting it in the right place. Apologies if not. I've been having issues with my MacBook Pro (15-inch, mid 2009). I have my input source language set ...
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Zhuyin input settings in WIndows 8

I own a transformer tablet with a Chinese (Taiwanese) version of Windows 8. I'd like to use it to type Chinese characters using the installed Zhuyin input method, but as it is the input method ...
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Ubuntu: Keyboard language switching by Ctrl+Space

Don't ask me why but I want to switch between keyboard languages (I'm using US/UA) by pressing left control + space. I don't see this key combination in the appropriate settings, unfortunately. ...
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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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OSX input source before OS loads

When OSX reaches the user log in screen I can enter my password using the input source I have selected in keyboard preferences. When I start my mac up while holding option to pick a different ...
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Kotoeri only lets me use its first recommendation

I recently had to re-install Mavericks (10.9) on my Mac Mini (late 2012 model), and since then Kotoeri has been acting a bit erratic. It'll usually work fine for a few words, however it quickly ...
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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 ...
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How to refresh original dictionary or cache dictionary

Could you tell me how to clean my common dictionary or user dictionary? I'm facing strange things that I removed a word from user dictionary and reboot my Mac but it keeps on appearing. It should not ...
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Can't change language in Windows 8

I have some trouble with languages in my Windows 8.1. I can't tell when it happened (what could i do in this time), but right after installing os and maybe a few week after it was okay. But not now. ...
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Is there a way to deploy a keyboard layout in win7?

I have around 50 machines that need a spanish layout installed, The only solutions i can find are related to modifying windows deployments or wim files. These systems are already setup and just need ...
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How to set a different input method for each app window

How can I have a different input method for each app window on windows 8. When I change input language to ENG all app window also uses this method and I don't want that. Like windows 7 that has a ...
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OS X: Can not reflect my user dictionary even I removed a keyword with user word

Could you tell me how to check the setting of user dictionary is in used from command line or configuration file? Because, I can not find the customized word in the dictionary with keyword but I can ...
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Intellark keyboard layout for Hebrew language

Intellark is an Arabic keyboard layout designed for keyboard typists who is used to type using Latin-based keyboard (i.e. QWERTY based). To exploit the knowledge of the typist, the layout of the ...
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Get rid of updates for Microsoft Chinese IME after it's uninstalled

I've installed and then uninstalled Chinese input language in Windows 8. But I still continue to receive every update for Chinese IME (it happens rather frequently). How can I get rid of these ...
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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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What can an effective workflow for changing input methods be on Mac OS X?

I switch between three languages input methods frequently, sometimes in the same typing session. The default shortcut on a Macintosh seems to be to set keyboard shortcuts for previous/next language (I ...
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Windows Pidgin GTK+ cannot type quotes properly

I use Pidgin, XChat and MonoDevelop on my windows 7 machine. Since a year, more or less, im not able to type quotes: " becomes ¨ ' becomes ´ I've finally started to get really pissed at this problem ...
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Behaviour of Japanese IME

OS: Windows 7 IME: Both Google Japanese IME and Microsoft IME When using my IME, it behaves rather odd. When typing in one window/field - i.e. the Google search bar in Firefox - it behaves as ...
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Windows Server 2012R2 / Windows 8.1 - Layout stuck

I have experienced this random problem both on Windows 8.1 Pro and the Server 2012R2 I use now. Basically, you cannot change layout for some reason. I have two layouts. US/HUN. One ...
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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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How can I write Spanish accents on my Dell XPS Studio 16 keyboard?

I state the model number because generally you would type ALT + to type a letter from another language. But you would have to use the numerical pad with NumLock on. Most laptops usually have the ...
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How to disable the shape toggle hotkey in Windows Chinese Input method?

In any version of Windows I have used so far (Xp, Vista, 7, 8) and all versions of the MSPY IME (RTM versions and the 2010 version) There is this annoying bug that you cannot change or disable the ...
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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 ...