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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Language Input Shortcuts Change or Reset Automatically

I'm using a Windows 8.1 Surface Pro 1. I've had this same problem using Windows XP, Windows 7, and Windows 8 in the past, however I don't remember how I solved the issue. I setup my keyboard so that ...
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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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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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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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uim works in GTK but not Qt applications

I installed uim from git sources. My system is a KDE/Qt based system, but has the GTK libraries installed alongside to help with installation of other programs when necessary. My environment ...
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How to set default input language in OS X Yosemite?

I want to make Russian my default keyboard input language, but OS X won't let me. Is there a hidden preference or something for this?
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Language bar not showing for multiple keyboard layouts

I have Win8.1 Enterprise, running under Parallels on OSX. Parallels installs the "English (Apple) - Parallels" keyboard layout. Because I have a non-Apple USB keyboard I (in the past, in Win 8.1. ...
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Windows 8 input mode changing by itself

I'm trying to solve a mystery. I have two input modes: English for programming, as important keys are easier to access, and French for professional mails and accentuation, international qwert being ...
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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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Is it possible set different fonts/font sizes with different languages in Word 2010?

I'm working on a document and need to keep switching between English and Thai. I can do this easily enough, however every time I choose the Thai keyboard Word automatically uses Cordia New (14pt), ...
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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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How to change the default IME input method in Windows 8.1?

I would like to know if there is a way to change the default input method while writing in Japanese. I have several keyboard languages installed and change between them using the shortcut Windows + ...
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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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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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How did I get additional language in my language selection?

I never added French language yet somehow it is selectable. Is this a bug or is it a feature (see image)?
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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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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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I'm locked out of my MacBook pro because my password uses a russian keyboard but I can't change to it from the English keyboard

Is there a way to change the language of the keyboard in Mac OS X 10.9.5, or even system language, while not logged into an account (as I restarted)? This is my toolbar at the moment: There is ...
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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...