I feel like this (bug?) started happening after one of the latest OS updates applied.

I'm currently using Mac OS X High Sierra (10.13.2).

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Start OS
  2. Switch language to Russian
  3. Able to type in Russian
  4. Switch language to English


Still types in English, even though it shows Russian as selected language....

  • Did you say this right? Don't you mean that it still types Russian after switching to English, or more likely still types English after switching to Russian? – Tom Gewecke Jan 3 '18 at 13:14
  • How do you switch the language? – nohillside Jan 3 '18 at 13:28
  • @TomGewecke Yes, it still types in English after switching to Russian. – Askar Jan 3 '18 at 14:01
  • @patrix I used to switch by pressing Ctrl+Space – Askar Jan 3 '18 at 14:01
  • Do you have Chinese, Japanese, or Korean keyboards active? – Tom Gewecke Jan 3 '18 at 14:58

There is a known bug with 10.13.2: Switching from Japanese (or Chinese or Korean) to Cyrillic, Arabic, Hebrew, or Greek will not work, you must first switch to US (or some other Latin layout) in between.

Ask Apple to fix this via their feedback page.


Language isn't the same as input method. You need to change your input method to achieve what you want.

  • I have been using this for years. It's just not working anymore as it used to be. – Askar Jan 3 '18 at 13:56

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