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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Easy way to switch input languages for all windows in Windows XP?

I made the 'mistake' of switching to Dvorak a number of years ago and now I'm encountering a lot of difficulties pairing with other developers at work on Windows as XP made the amazing decision to ...
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Windows 8.1 input language keeps changing randomly

I'm using windows 8.1 & working with 2 languages - English & Hebrew. English is used as the main language. My problems is that when I go between apps the input language keeps changing, it ...
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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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", ...
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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 for programming, as important keys are easier to access, and French for professional mails and accentuation, international qwert being ...
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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 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 ...
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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 ...