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I have to change my language option very often. It is hard when I write something with combination of both "English" & "Bangla", because I have to change that option rapidly.

Is there any way to set a keyboard shortcut, so that I can change my language option by it while typing?

I am using MacBook Pro with OS X.

Here is a screen shot:

Screen Shot of my Preference:

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Go to System PreferencesKeyboardShortcutsInput Sources and define a keyboard shortcut there. As you only have two sources, set a single shortcut for one of the options, then pressing the shortcut will toggle the input sources.

  • Thanks for your comment. :) But unfortunate thing is there is no "Input Sources" option in my "Keyboard" section, in preference. :( Watching your interface it seems like you are not using OSX 10, isn't it? Can you have any solution for OSX 10? I am attaching the screen shot of "Preference" to my main question. Please take have a look. – Tulon Jun 18 '14 at 11:04
  • @Tulon X means 10 in OS X. I am running OS X 10.10 Yosemite but the interface is the same in OS X 10.9 Mavericks. What version of OS X are you running? – grg Jun 18 '14 at 11:06
  • Ahh, ok....Yes, It's 10.8.5. :( – Tulon Jun 18 '14 at 11:09
  • @Tulon In Mountain Lion, the default keyboard shortcut for switching input sources is predefined as ⌥⌘Space. Going from memory, I believe the way to change it on 10.8 is in System Preferences → Language & Text → Input Sources → Input source shortcuts. – grg Jun 18 '14 at 11:14
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    Yes, i got it. After going to: Preferences → Language & Text → Input Sources → Input source shortcuts I see that the remain 2 options there: 01. "Select previous input source ⌘Space" & 02. "Select next input source in menu ⌥⌘Space" are disabled. Because these two shortcut was used for "Searching Spot light". After change this shortcut now it's working. Thanks a lot @George Garside. Have a nice day. Take my hug. :) – Tulon Jun 18 '14 at 11:33
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grgarside's answer was great.

Here is an another solution for multilingual user. If you want to switch among three or more input methods quickly or switching to a specific input method by shortcut directly, you may try IMEShortcuts (disclaimer: I'm the IMEShortcuts creator)

It allows you map a shortcut to a input method. You can switch to a specific method immediately by you-defined shortcut without using cmd+space to rotate input methods. It works well on OSX 10.9 ~ 10.12.

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Please have a try, I'm glad to hear your feedback. Thanks

  • The original site went down, the link has been replaced to the most recent usuable version archive.org has available. The description only mentions macOS 10.10-10.12 though, so the utility may or may not work with more recent versions. – nohillside Apr 29 at 9:51
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If you are using Apple's Bangla keyboard, you can type English by holding down the Option/alt key. If you are using Bangla Qwerty, you can do this by pressing the Caps Lock key.

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Open System Preference and click language and text instead of keyboard. You can find input source there.

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