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How to change language for automatic spelling correction on iPhone?

I want my iOS to recognise both UK and US spellings as correct, but prioritise one over the other, depending on which is the primary language used (but that's secondary). I came across solutions, ...
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Pinning/fixing the order of the languages (input sources / keyboard layouts) on macOS

I'm wondering if there's a way to control the order of languages used on my Mac. The Problem: As you can see in the screenshot, I regularly use four languages: English (EN), Turkish (TR), Russian (RU),...
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Default keyboard layout for lock screen

I use several keyboard layouts throughout the day, but my main one is English, which I also use to type my login password. The problem is that after a reboot, the layout is set to a language other ...
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How do I add Bulgarian spell check to MacBook M1 macOS Monterey?

I remember getting it to work somehow on my old MacBook but no such luck so far on this time around. I know I need .aff and/or .dic files but where do I get those? Also when I add this to my MacBook, ...
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What enables/prevents changing language for a given application?

In theory, I can configure (via the system preferences) any application to run under a specific language (different from the default system langauge). However, for some applications this option is ...
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How to show input language indicator when a input field is focused?

Problem I type in multiple languages and it bothers me that I have to correct my input if the keyboard is not my expected language. Looking up the input source in the menu bar is not convenient for me....
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How to prevent Capslock from switching the keyboard language in a certain app?

CapsLock is set to switch language in my MacOS. I don't use any language but English in an IDE for coding. Is there a solution to disable it for a certain app? P.S. I was trying it with Karabiner-...
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Photo memories created in a different language

I'm using Apple Cloud photo library. From time to time new photo memory is created and shared with me on my iPhone photo widget (see https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207023 to see exact feature I'm ...
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Long key press: change displayed accent menu content

I am often typing in different languages depending on the app I use in MacOS. But I don't want to change input source (i.e., keyboard layout) because it takes time and I would have to revert almost ...
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Language bubble randomly popping up, sometimes without any user interaction

The language selection bubble (see image below) has randomly been popping up when I have text fields selected. And it remains until I select something that is not a text field or switch languages. I'm ...
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How to auto-hyphenate a pages document that uses two languages?

So I have a document in pages that uses English and Greek (both are used interchangeably, in that some paragraphs are Greek, some are English). When I enable hyphenation, it hyphenates only the ...
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Is it possible to choose which language to send in Safari and Safari web app requests?

I'm seeking a method to select the language preference for webpages while using Safari 17.1 on Sonoma 14.1. In my specific use case, the OS language is set to English (UK) as the primary language and ...
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macOS / iPadOS: keyboard language doesn't change sometimes

In 2021 I used iPad Pro 13' M1 with Magic Keyboard, language switch was set up for the Globe button. Sometimes language didn't change after the first press of the button, and it happened like 1 out of ...
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"A" and not "U.S." as a keyboard layout indicator. How to change it to "U.S."?

I use two keyboard layouts on my Mac, U.S. and Russian. For some reason, the U.S. layout in indicated by A, not U.S.. Why is it so? How is it possible to have U.S. there instead of A? Screenshot for ...
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Mac converting to roman letters with diacritical marks automatically

All files on my mac has had åäö converted to aao with equivalent diacritical characters (so they look exactly like åäö but are in fact combinations of "a" and a diacritical mark that looks ...
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How to get back MacOS Ventura language change selector?(on MacOS Sonoma curently) [duplicate]

I`ve just updated to Sonoma and like it in general, but language selector is slow, unresponsive and cringe to me. Occasionally I trigger old one which I like much more. Was anyone able to get back the ...
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How to make Safari reader use appropriate language for website content?

Suppose that I'm a person who uses Safari Reader to read webpages out loud, and that I'm multilingual and like to consume content in more than one language. (English and Spanish, say.) If I set my ...
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Spanish language invasion - can I limit a language to one app only?

My kids are in a Spanish immersion program and I have started using Duolingo to learn the language myself so that I can help them and practice with them. The app recommended that I enable the Spanish ...
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How can I use an Arabic voice?

I am trying to use the say command in macOS to say something in Arabic. I have executed say -v "?" and here is the list of voices I have: Albert en_US # I have a frog in my ...
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How do I type the Telugu character ఎ?

I am trying to type the Telugu character ఎ on mac using the Telugu - QWERTY keyboard layout that ships with Mac. Option + E gives me ఏ while Option + Shift + E gives ఐ. I tried several other ...
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Set several preferred custom voices on MacOS Ventura

In Ventura, under System Settings > Accessibility > Vision > Spoken Content > System Voice, I have the option to set a single preferred voice. However, I would like to maintain a preferred ...
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change language of speech / text dictation with keyboard shortcut

I have my dictation feature set up with two languages. Both of them work, but to change the language I always need to click on the small pop up dialogue twice with my mouse. For accessibility reasons, ...
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When changing keyboard input language, I want to change the font size too

I take notes (in Notes mainly) in both English and Korean, so I switch keyboard input language frequently. A font size of 13 is good for english, but the Korean characters are more readable with a ...
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How to language switch using Fn key?

I have Mac Studio with M1, Ventura 13.3. I also have wireless Apple keyboard, but fn key doesn't have globe. Can I use fn key for switching language? If I connect magic keyboard Fn key works of course,...
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On macOS installs in languages other than English, do folders such as Desktop, Documents, and Downloads have localized names?

I always set up my mac to use (Australian) English but if I installed it choosing a different language, would that change the names of the user folders such as Desktop, Documents, Downloads, etc? And ...
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Language of iPad App Store incorrect, not matching language settings [duplicate]

Using an iPad Air (2021 version ?) running iPadOS 16.4, I cannot set French (or English) as language for the App Store. The iPad is furthermore French and the region is set to France. All apps are ...
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Second Hand MacBook Pro has speaker's name in another language

I just bought a second hand MacBook Pro. Everything looks clean, but the name of the Audio devices are in Japanese. Example where this happens : Any idea what to do to have everything in English, ...
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iPad magic keyboard language switch delay

How do I fix the lag when switching a language on an iPad when connected to a magic keyboard (the one that works like a case too). When I switch the language it takes a second or two before I can type ...
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How to specify the languange of "System Settings" it self without rebooting?

I want to change the language of System Settings App without rebooting. However, it was invalid to select this App in the interface where I can specify a language for an App.
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How do I display both Gregorian and Persian dates in the Calendar app?

How do I display both Gregorian and Persian dates in the Calendar app? It only allows "lunar" alt calendars, not Jalali/Persian calendars.
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My Keyboard Keeps Switching Languages

I’ve had this problem for about 4-5 months now, my phone switches between Vietnamese and English. I only have English as a language for my input but it still switches to Vietnamese. I’ve added ...
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How to turn of [Fn] key changing keyboard language in Monterey

I just upgraded to Monterey and am being driven a bit spare by accidental language switching resulting from the side of my hand hitting the fn key on my Magic Keyboard. Is there a way to disable this? ...
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Difference between ABC and US keyboard layout

I have found this: Why does Mac OS include both ABC and US keyboard layouts when the two perform the same functions?, where the answer stated: ABC is just the same as US but you don't have an ...
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Cannot find the option "Allow different input source for each document"

I need to have my keyboard layout settings stick to the applications where I set them. So when I go to chats (say in the Telegram app), I want the language to be German or whatever else I left off ...
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Input language ignored with external keyboard on ipadOS

It is rather strange, but sometimes language switching in ipadOS with external keyboard ignores the selected language (see the image). Sometimes it works correctly (e.g. in spotlight search), but in ...
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Safari translates all languages... except Korean?

Safari on macOS offers page translations for nearly any language I throw at it. Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, French. But not Korean. This behavior is strange. On iOS 16, Safari will translate Korean ...
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iPhone keyboard language changes unintentionally

I have this obnoxious problem for last 2 years since I bought my first iPhone in 2020 (iPhone 12). I use English as well as Hindi in my native keyboard. Going to emoji layout and coming back again to ...
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Typing predictions on iphone - my language not supported

My language (Slovak) is not among the supported languages for typing predictions on my iphone. Is there any way how I can get it there? An app or some trick? Thank you! PS: by predictions, I mean that ...
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How to prevent Safari from offering translation for the primary language of the device?

As the title is self-descriptive, despite my device's primary language is English, Safari still offers translations for the pages in English. How can I prevent Safari from offering translation for the ...
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Remapping keyboard shortcuts to use with international keyboards?

I have been using the french version of a DVORAK keyboard layout, called BÉPO, for several years. However I’m increasingly facing an annoying problem: with the multiplication of Electron apps among ...
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Using system_profiler with English output on German macOS

For a macOS software that works with fonts on the bash shell I need information about the installed fonts. To get the font information I use system_profiler SPFontsDataType This works fine on an ...
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Word lists for different languages?

I find word lists fun (and hence useful) when learning languages. On linux these are provided by apt and friends ( e.g. /usr/share/dict/words -- here is the debian package for such a list in German). ...
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How to change the spelling checker on the fly?

When I change the keyboard language, the spelling checker is not updated. I've to go to prefs, keyboard etc. to change it. Is there a better way? Ideally I'd like it to change automatically when ...
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Keyboard shortcut works only in 1 language (from 2)

I'm trying to understand why, for example, Select All (Ctrl+A) works only when I'm in "Hebrew" and not working when on "ABC"? This happens just when I'm on "input" in a ...
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Κeyboard shortcut to switch to a specific input source

For a multilingual user, with 3 or 4 everyday-use languages, is it possible to press a keyboard shortcut to change to a pre-set language? For example, Cmd+1 will be English, Cmd+2 will be German, Cmd+...
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Where do I find the language icon change mention that happened in macOS 12.4 upgrade?

I cannot find the mention about the removal of flags and replacing them with country codes for language switcher. I am talking about this change: Previously there was a full-fledged American flag ...
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Can't switch to Persian keyboard using fn key

Last night I updated macOS and suddenly can no longer switch to Persian by pressing the fn (globe) key. It still works for English and Danish but Persian doesn't even show up in the language pop up. I ...
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Keyboard shortcut for toggling through input sources not working for more than 2 languages

I'm using default keyboard shortcuts on Big Sur to switch between input sources: And I have 3 languages set up (English, Japanese, Korean). But when I use ^Space it only toggles between English and ...
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Disable lag when using caps lock key to toggle input language

I have my caps lock key set to toggle input language between English and Russian. There's a slight 'lag' — I have to hold it down for slightly longer than a "normal key". If I press it ...
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What software program can I use to build a custom desktop keyboard IME for MacOS?

I would like to make my own version of Mac's ABC-Extended keyboard for typing Pinyin (a way to write Mandarin that indicates tones). But when I use Xcode, I just see a target custom keyboard extension ...
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