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Dictionaries on iOS 9 not working

I just updated to iOS 9, and I noticed that the built-in dictionaries, I previously used, aren't working. I had used American English, British English, and Apple Dictionary. Now, when I try to define ...
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How can I change the language for automatic spelling correction?

I set my input source to be US English. And the flag showing on the taskbar is also an American flag. But whenever I type something in Mail.app or Notes.app the spell check still corrects my spelling ...
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Add languages to OSX dictionary

The native OSX dictionary (hover + 3-finger-tap) does not work for the Hebrew language. The example below shows its reluctance to interpret the word פרסומת, a valid Hebrew word. Any ideas how to add ...
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Select previous input source shortcut

I usually just go through my input sources one way but found a case where I really need to navigate back to the previous one right away. Now when I hit cmd-alt-] it switches to the next input ...
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How to type floating point numbers in Apple Numbers in Persian?

When I want to insert a floating number in Apple Numbers 3.6.1 in OS X 10.10.5 while my primary preferred language in Language & Region is Persian(فارسی), the number is interpreted as a string ...
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How to change the language used on Mac App Store?

I used my old Mac which showed me English when I browsed through Mac App Store. However, after I purchased my new Mac and ported all the data using Time Machine, the Mac App Store suddenly shows me ...
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iPhone “Speak” is wrong: how to disable / remove languages?

"Speak" is wrong. My iPhone international/languages settings are only: English and Japanese. However. sometimes in Messages for instance, for some reasons the "Speak" feature reads Japanese as ...
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MacBook booting with wrong keyboard layout

I've got a 15-inch MacBook Pro with the latest OS X. Every time I reboot, it resets the keyboard layout to American English even though I set it to Swiss German. This means that I always need to go to ...
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How does one use different languages in Pages headers and footers?

[EDIT] I'm afraid this language feature is gone in Pages 5.* How does one use different languages in Pages headers and footers? I don't need spell checking but language switching (for headers and ...
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How to change citation language in Microsoft Word for Mac 2015 (15.17.1)?

When I add a source without a date to my Microsoft Word document in Microsoft Word 2015 (15.17.1) on OS X 10.11.2 and insert a citation, the inserted field states (Author, kein Datum) in German (kein ...
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“say” in different language?

Are there voices in different languages installed in Mac OS X? E.g. spanish, french or slovak? (latest iPod Nano built-in voiceover has beautiful slovak voice, I'd like to try it on Mac OS X too)
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With OSX 10.10.3 languagesetup stopped changing the language of the loginscreen

I use OSX 10.10.3 on my notebook with FileVault 2 active. For weird reasons I currently change my language sometimes, which includes the system language via languagesetup. It used to be no problem, ...
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How can I just change the language of Safari in iPhone iOS 9?

I am using an iPhone with iOS 9 and the language is set to 'English'. Also Safari's language is set to English. Is there a way to change the language just of Safari? Thanks for helping.
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Automatically change input source

I have two languages I am actively using. English is my default, but in some applications such as Skype I use Russian. Every time I am switching from Skype to Safari I have manually switch back from ...
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Spotlight custom dictionary search doesn't work

Since I upgraded to El Capitan, Spotlight has refused to look up for definitions in my custom dictionary (hungairan-english). Instead, it sticks itself with Apple's default English-English dictionary. ...
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How can I have multiple languages in my iPhone dictionary?

I speak English with most people but correspond with my mother in Spanish. Is there any way I can get autocomplete on my iPhone to work for words in both languages?
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Press and hold for accents does not work everytime

I am a German User, but i am using a US Keyboard and the US Extended Keyboard Layout. Sometimes I need to use German Umlauts, and I usually rely on the "press and hold for accented characters" feature ...
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Language problem

I set my iPhone on Croatian language and than I added a german language to my keyboard. Suddenty was everything on german! But my icons are still on croatian language and when I open one icon ...
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How to change OS X default system language?

I have OS X Lion, the display language is English, but the system language is German, so how I can change it to English?
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Enhanced Dictation only works in English

I'm trying to use dictation in Spanish (Yosemite v10.10.5) but it's not writing any text. I have downloaded the Spanish Enhanced Dictation bundle, deleted and re-downloaded it, deleted it by hand ...
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Changing Input Language in iOS 9 with External Keyboard

When using an external keyboard, is there a new key combination to change the input language? It used to be ⌘-cmd+space, but since iOS 9 that combination has been assigned to Spotlight Search, same as ...
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Changing keyboard input language on Mac OSX

How do I change (switch) the input language in Mac OSX (English->Russian->Hebrew). In Windows it is done by pressing alt-shift. What is the equivalent in OSX ?
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Spanish-English + English-Spanish .dictionary for Dictionary.app?

I am looking, now for quite some time for a Spanish-English / English-Spanish .dictionary integration/extension in Apples native Dictionary.app So far no fruitful success!! Isn´t there any version ...
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How to switch straight to a keyboard in mac

I use 3 different language keyboards (japanese, english, chinese), all with their own special input method editors (IMEs). I have a fast switch between Japanese and English by just hitting either left ...
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Setting and using a “language” property of an audio file in iTunes?

I'm a linguaphile, and I have lots of audio files in different languages in iTunes.  I would like the ability to tag a file with the language code, and to see and/or sort by that tag. I have no use ...
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Can I hide input source from Input Sources (keyboard on OSX)

I have a MacBook with Japanese keyboard (physical), I use Google Japanese Input as my main input system. It lists three keyboard layouts Alphanumeric, Hiragana, Katakana in the settings ¥¥Keyboard -> ...
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Set a startup screen language different to the original one

When I bought my MBA I set the system language to "Spanish". My problem is that I need the english keyboard configuration in the startup screen to log in, and I don't want to be changing the keyboard ...
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How to change the language of the date (day of week) in Yosemite's lock screen?

When my iMac enters the lock screen, my default language for the buttons is German; but the language of the day of week displayed in the upper right corner is English. Is there a way to change this?
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Why I can only input English in iFile?

In order to search files, I want to input Chinese. But when I point to the input field. It shows English keyboard and I cannot change the language input. Why? Thank you very much.
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Apps and games automatically in wrong language [closed]

I have an iPhone 5 bought in Norway. The language setting on the phone is Norwegian, which means menus and such are all shown in Norwegian. The same goes for some "inherent" apps such as the iPhone ...
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How to change secondary/fallback language on iOS 8?

I'm using an iPad mini 2 with iOS 8. My language has always been set to Mexican Spanish and the iPad falls back to English by default, which is my native language. However, recently I installed a ...
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Right-to-Left in Yiddish in Pages for Mac

Pages for mac now supports Hebrew, which is written from right to left. However, Pages does not seem to support custom keyboard layouts other than the system's Hebrew layout(s). I am using Shoshke's ...
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Remove a language from the “Preferred language order”

How do I remove an added language form the "Preferred Language Order" in Settings > General > Language & Region > Preferred Language Order? iPhone 6 Plus iOS 8.4.1
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Multiple languages and Emoji button on iOS keyboard

I'm using German and English keyboard on my iPhone and want to insert emojis easily. The problem is when you have 2 languages and emoji, it only jumps to the next keyboard. This is very annoying. Is ...
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How do I change from English to my native language in Xcode?

My whole system is in my preferred language, except Xcode. There's no use Googling "Xcode change language" or even "xcode change language -iphone -IDL -parse -Python -app -localization ...
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Spell-check and autocorrect only working in English

I can't manage to get the in-line spell check or autocorrect to work in any apps. In particular this is frustrating with my e-mail, as this is the biggest part of my job and I frequently need to ...
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Set Input language when USB keyboard connected

I'm trying to setup by MBP for use with a normal keyboard and mouse. I've worked out that I need to change the Input Source to British-PC to get the correct key-map. What I'm trying to find is a way ...
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How to master keyboard language on iOS?

There seems to be something wrong with the language switching on iOS. I have 3 keyboards/languages setup in this order: Dutch - English - Emoji. In certain applications, when I am typing a message in ...
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Dictionary app seems to show Wikipedia articles in random language when I have multiple languages enabled

In Dictionary app you can choose to let Wikipedia have multiple languages. However when using three-finger tap querying, if an article has entries in multiple languages, it seems to show an article in ...
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Allowing any keyboard to input for passwords

I use 3 keyboard layouts: Dvorak-Sougou (Chinese), Dvorak-Kana (Japanese), and Dvorak (English). Whenever I input a password, it always returns me to the EN-Dvorak layout. The problem is two-fold: ...
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How to assign Kana (かな) key in Japanese keyboard to another Language?

I have purchased my Mac Pro ( it is running OS 10.9.5) in Japan. Needless to say that it has two different keys assigned exclusively for English and Japanese (英語 for English and かな for Japanese). ...
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Switch input language depending on physical keyboard attached

I use a swedish keyboard at home, and an english at work. I have one laptop for both places. Every day I have to switch the input language manually back and forth, and for every app I'm using it ...
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Changing the keyboard layout (NOT language) based on the input language

I have a Japanese keyboard Macbook running Yosemite. The input languages (sources) are Japanese and English. While the input language is Japanese, I want the keyboard layout to be Japanese (this is ...
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How to change spelling library in Mac OS X with a shortcut?

Since I'm a Hungarian, but I learn and work in English, I switch the spelling settings in System Preferences approximately 50 times a day, because I'm constantly working with both languages. Is there ...
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Rent foreign language films in iTunes

It’s now pretty well-established that you cannot change the language of the iTunes store unless you also change your billing address. Fair enough. But the language setting also dominates the ...
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Is it possible to launch a program in a specific language?

I'm a developer, and my primary language is French, so I use Mac OS X in French. However, I need on a regular basis to open an application in English to do support. Right now I'm going to the ...
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Which version of Mac OS X was the first to support RTL (right-to-left) languages?

Apple – Press Info – Mac OS X Hits Stores This Weekend (2001) listed seven languages for 10.0. From an archived Apple knowledge base article Mac OS X 10.6: Changing the direction of text I know that ...
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Is there any way to translate words in Safari on iOS and Mac?

I am currently reading a few websites in European languages (Spanish, Italian, German and French), and I'd like to be able to quickly translate words that I don't know (not the entire articles, which ...
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Finnish Spell Checker for System of OS X?

I know this discussion about spell checkers for Pages, here. I am searching for the files ending with .aff or .dic. Without them, you cannot use them in system. My current OS X is Yosemite 10.10.2. ...
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determining Preferred Language in OS X via cli

I was hoping to do something like: defaults read -g AppleLanguages | awk -F, '/[^(]/{print $1;exit}' but if only one language is listed in "Preferred Languages", then defaults read -g ...