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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Setting the default input method for the Windows 10 login screen

I use an english version of Windows 10, but I have set the keyboard layout to German (Switzerland). This works fine if I am logged in with my user. The only keyboard available is my German(Switzerland)...
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How to make input language “stick” to the program only in Windows 10?

In the previous version of Windows, if you have multiple input languages, changing the input language of a particular program will only change the input in that program. For example if I have notepad ...
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Remove a language from the language bar in WIndows 10

In the language bar I have a "Dutch" language that I don't need and never use, hence I want to remove it. Here's a pictures of the language bar with the Dutch option: The first thing I've tried is ...
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Windows doesn't let uninstall 'Arabic' language

Windows 7 64bit SP1. I want to have just two languages installed, English and Hindi. Even my 'Region and Language' dialogue box shows the desired two languages- English and Hindi. Screen Shot of the ...
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How to setup Google search to *never* return results for translated keywords? [migrated]

I am interested in - using or studying - several different languages, and I often Google-search a unique word to gain context about its usage or meaning (within the context of the language it belongs ...
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Cannot remove “US Keyboard” from quick language selection list (Win+Space Bar)

Update: answered my own question here I have two languages for windows spell check in my system, English (United States) and French (Switzerland), but despite both languages being properly ...
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My Apostrophe Key is Making Commas

While using MS Word in Windows 7, when I type the ` key and if it's not at the end of a word, it turns into a ,. I've never had this issue before and it's driving me crazy! I tried googling it to ...
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Keyboard set to US-layout randomly reverts back to DE-layout

I have a PC with German-language Windows 8 installed. From the keybaord settings, I added a US keyboard, and set it as default. As a result, most of the time the keyboard works as expected, but every ...
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How to get key name with AutoHotkey

I want to switch input languages by using Henkan and KanaHira keys, these are implemented Japanese keyboard. vk1Csc079:: PostMessage, 0x50, 0, 0x41E041E,, A ; 0x50 is ...
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How do I change iBus input methods when the session is locked in KDE?

How do I switch between input methods with iBus on the lock screen? Part of my work necessitates me using iBus for Chinese pinyin input. I had the misfortune of leaving the input method on pinyin ...
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How to get rid of the weird hybrid [Hebrew language <=> English keyboard] in Win10?

I have two languages: English (English keyboard) & Hebrew (Hebrew keyboard) but there seems to be a 3rd hybrid keyboard kind: Hebrew (English keyboard... what??): I did something which added it,...
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Set shortcuts to change keyboard layout in Windows 10?

Anyway to set keyboard shortcuts to quickly change to a different language/keyboard layout. The old shortcuts still seem to work (when set back in windows 7), can't seem to find anything to change it ...
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Switching between IMEs in Windows 10

In Windows 8/8.1, I was able to switch between typing in English and Japanese by pressing "Windows-Space", and selecting the IME I wanted to use. However, after upgrading to Windows 10, this shortcut ...
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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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Using 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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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 the ...
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Wrong characters displayed when typing on Chromebook

When I try to type a question mark character (shift-/) on my Samsung Chromebook, I get an underscore. Other non-letter characters are wrong too. I haven't had the machine for long, but I think it ...
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Windows 10 Language Shortcuts Not working in random manner

As In windows 7 and 8 , I Set change language Shortcuts as below, leftAlt+shift +1 for EN leftAlt+shift +2 for FR leftAlt+shift +3 for DE leftAlt+shift +4 for RU leftAlt+shift +5 for RU mnemonic ...
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How to set proofing language regardless the keyboard layout on Windows?

On my Windows 10 I am using 3 different keyboard layouts. Whenever I type something in some application, like Outlook or OneNote, the operating system is matching the proofing language for spelling ...
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Fix language-related issues in Windows 7

Every time I've installed Windows 7 with my location set as my actual location of Canada, it installs the OS to recognize my keyboard as a french keyboard. It isn't, of course, but it still takes ...
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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 to choose a default keyboard layout when one language uses two keyboard layouts?

Under Windows 10, I have an English (United States) language set as default, but there are two keyboard layouts underneath it: US and Serbian (Latin). I actually need both layouts: my laptop has a ...
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Disable input language on the default display language in Windows 10

I've been looking for an answer for this for a long time and the closest I've found is this SuperUser post however there's no satisfactory answer in there. I have almost an identical situation: I use ...
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How do I switch between languages on Windows 10 like I do in OS X?

OS X has this really nice feature when you have 3+ keyboard input sources (languages) and press Cmd + Space you switch between only two of them. If you want to switch to another (third) language you ...
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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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Can't type ç on some programs

I've configured the language on my Debian 8 keyboard to US, international with dead keys, and in some programs I can type ç by doing ' and c. For example, Iceweasel works. But on telegram it won't... ...
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Language on lenovo yoga 3 pro keyboard

I am having problem with getting specific latvian language letters on lenovo yoga 3 pro. Im setting latvian language on keyboard settings and press alt, but it is not working. Touchpad is changing ...
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Changing between two languages in keyboard

I have two languages installed in my PC. When I press Alt+Shift (whether the Right Alt+Shift or the Left Alt+Shift) I can write in one language, by pressing Alt+Shift again (any Alt+Shift) I can ...
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Language Hotkeys removed by itself in Windows 10

I have four keyboards and I have defined Ctrl+1, Ctrl+2 and Ctrl+3 ... hot-keys for them. The problem is that either all of the hot-keys or the first one is removed regularly. For example every time ...
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Using edict & mecab for furigana generation

I am trying to create furigana with mecab, but the output is all joined. So there isn't an automatic way to have each kanji with it's separate furigana. In this example, where the reading changes ...
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Hiding the keyboard layout while keeping the language as default one

I have my display language set in English, with English (US), Japanese and Russian keyboard layouts. I could input English using Japanese layout, so I want to hide English (US) one. Is there any way ...
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How to make all browsers on my Windows unable to display a certain language

I have windows desktop. I have Chrome (which I use the most often), Edge, Explorer, Firefox and so on. I tried deleting some fonts files but that didn't work. Maybe deleting fonts is not the ...
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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 single-...
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Cannot switch Input Method globally back to English in Windows 8.1

I'm using Windows 8.1, I have two input methods: English(United States); Chinese(Simplified, China). The first one is the system default, the second one is a Pinyin Input Method by Google. ...
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Selecting alternative chinese inputs (ibus-libpinyin or ibus-googlepinyin)

Frustrated with the poor performance of both ibus-pinyin and SunPinYin, I managed to find two alternatives (ibus-libpinyin, which is apparently a better-maintained version, and ibus-googlepinyin, ...
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Windows 8 - keyboard layout (input language) removes itself for unknown reason

Since a few weeks now, without any actions on my side, one of my three active input languages (keyboard layouts for German, English and Czech, in that order) somehow mysteriously removes itself ...
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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 create one hotkey for two main languages, another hotkey for not-often-used language in windows 8.1?

I'm using windows 8.1. I use 3 languages(English, Thai, Japanese). But I use English and Thai most of the time. I change the language by pressing Lalt+Rshift. The problem is I need to press two times ...
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How do I set English UK as my display language in Windows 10?

My PC's default display language is currently set to English(US). I want to change it to English(UK) but whenever I go to settings in order to choose the language of my choice I see this: English ...
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One Windows 10, how can I have English input from my left keyboard and Hungarian input from my right keyboard?

I'm working at an IT company in Budapest where we do a LOT of pair programming. While I'm American with 30 years of muscle memory dictating where the characters aught to be on my keyboard, I always ...
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Language in which a character has been typed

I do not know how to find the information concerning the language in which a unicode character has been typed/entered in a document. This issue is related to the fact that one can use the option Find ...
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Set default input language on Windows 10

I have english version on Windows 10 Home installed on my computer. I want to use finnish input method with english language but it forces english as my input language. I have tried to add finnish as ...
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CTRL-Space always toggles Chinese IME (Windows 7)

I am running Windows 7 Ultimate (w/ SP1), and have multiple UI languages installed - mainly for screenshots etc. Among them are Chinese (traditional) and Chinese (Simplified), which insist on hooking ...
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Two keyboards on one computer. When I write with A I want a US keyboard layout, when I use B I want Swedish. Possible?

I have a laptop which I use an external keyboard with. When I type using the external keyboard I want to use a US keyboard layout, since that's the type of external keyboard I have. On the other hand, ...
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How to make word autocorrect English even the Mac is set to be French

I recently changed the language setting of my MacBook Pro 15 inch to French (Canada). One of the unexpected consequences is when I type my stuff in Microsoft Word, the autocorrect function highlights ...
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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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Make Windows 10 “remember” language in applications [duplicate]

System language is English. In app1 I need English, in app2 I type in Spanish. I often switch from app1 to app2. It's too depressive to switch languages when switching apps. Is it possible in some way ...
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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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Change input language in login screen

My windows has 4 input languages, I have set the administrator password in a language other than English (the default language). Now I'm not able to login to my account as I'm not able to change the ...
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Difficulty configuring uim for Japanese on Arch Linux

Some background: I'm running Arch Linux with Gnome 3 (for under 1 month now), and I'm pretty sure I'm using systemd to manage my X session. I'd welcome instructions on how to know for sure, though. ...