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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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 built-...
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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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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 layouts/...
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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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Multiple input languages, switch between two

How could I have three or more input languages active (namely English/Russian/Chinese), but cycle with Alt+Shift only between two of them (English/Russian)? Punto Switcher handles this task only with ...
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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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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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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 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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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 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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Why is the Language Bar not available for me in Windows 7?

I'm running Windows 7 and have installed the Spanish keyboard (under Spain - International Sort). I've set the Language Bar to show up in the taskbar. But the language bar doesn't show up. ...
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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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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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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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Toggling between Hangul and Latin alphabets in Korean IME (Win 8)

Picking up from this thread as none of the solutions listed there seem to be coming through for me. Any help greatly appreciated! Working in Windows 8 64-bit with three 'language/layout pairs' ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Adding languages in Windows Vista login screen

A friend of mine is used a non-English password for his Vista laptop, and now he is in Vista login screen he has only English (I assume he removed the other language from the language bar by mistake ...
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Typing with a right-to-left language on Windows Vista Home Premium (English)

A friend's laptop came with "Windows Vista Home Premium (SP1)" installed in English. But she's from a country with a right-to-left language, and she wants to be able to type in her own language from ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. ...
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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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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", e....
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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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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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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 layout/language....
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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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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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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 ...