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Questions tagged [language]

A programming language, rather than a human language.

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How to switch tabs with a German keyboard?

Context: Most native macOS apps use ⇧⌘[ and ⇧⌘] for switching to the next and previous tabs respectively. Problem: However this does not work for German keyboards. To type a [ or ] with a German ...
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Can I sidestep a red line spelling checker in words other than English?

In macOS there appear words that are underlined in red if the spelling is wrong. However, I started to learn French and only found that French words that are spelled correctly have he red underlines ...
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How to change language of an existing Pages for iCloud document?

I have document that was created in Pages for Mac with the correct spelling/language (not English) settings for each paragraph. However, when I now try to edit this document using Pages for iCloud the ...
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Safari showing website in different language than what's set in Preferences

Surfing around found a web site I needed info. from. It's in Japanese Language. Whats w/ that? Safari is browser, an it's set with English as language, in Region Setting preferences. Is there no ...
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Mojave UI in Chinese but input language will not change from English

The UI is in Chinese, but when I go to type anywhere it is always in English; so then I have to swap the language via command space and select Sogou for input. I would like to be able to move the ...
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Clicking CAPS won't change language, is there a way to fix this glitch?

I have my settings made so that if I click CAPS it'll go between English and Korean. But for the last couple of months it wont work as consistently as it used to. I'm not sure if it's due to an update ...
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Software Upgrade causes language change in Login screen and shutdown popup window

I am running MacOS 10.13.6. I upgrade Security Update 2018-003, Command line Tools (macOS High Sierra version 10.13) for Xcode, Safari to the latest version one day ago. The weird thing is even if the ...
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Voice in iOS switches language during text-to-speech

Very often, as I'm listening to an article being read by an American English voice with swipe-down "Speak Screen" or selected-text "Speak Selection." A date or number would be spelled in Dutch by the ...
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Macbook's Arabic keyboard layout mistakes and missing characters!

I'm familiar enough with the Arabic language, but not sure if those points down below are considered to be mistakes from apple designers or not, also I've checked with the official layout of Apple's ...
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Mojave spell check keeps flagging correct words and tries to change them to grammatically incorrect words

So this has been driving me crazy - it feels like I have a grammar troll living in my computer. MacOS's spell checker keeps flagging words as misspelled that aren't. I notice it mostly in Mail, ...
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Change Language in recovery mode

Yesterday I traded my old iPhone 5s for a MacBook Air 11“ Mid 2011, running MacOS High Sierra 10.13.6. This is my first Mac. Only problem is, the MacBook was purchased in Turkey so its system ...
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iPhone X iOS 12 changing icon language

My display remains in English but my icon text has changed to Polish and I need English. No Google searches have provided answer specific to changing icon text language.
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Can I localize app store metadata for more than the supported languages?

I need to localize an app to fit markets which are actually not in the list of markets supported in the iTunes App Store (see here). So e.g. if you want to customize your app description for the ...
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Homebrew and Git - Wrong language on the command line

I have a strange issue - when I use the git command which comes with the Command Line Tools package, the interface on the command-line is in English, as I want it to be. However, the version installed ...
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How to type ろ in Japanese kana mode on US-English keyboard?

I tried the Japanese kana input method (prior to that I used romaji method) but it seems designed for Japanese hardware keyboard, which has one more key on the next to the right-shift key. However on ...
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MacOS bin and sbin

I was curious what language the default binaries and system binaries that come with macOS are written in. I am sure it's not just one language, but is there one language that is common throughout most ...
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Incorrect Japanese font rendering [closed]

I'm building a UI application in macOS with dynamic localization (meaning that it's possible to switch language while the application is running). I've noticed that if the initial language is ...
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How to restrict language in Microsoft Word 2016

Is there a way I can restrict a document to a specific language even if the keyboard language for the whole system is changed? I use only a particular RTL language for a certain Word document, but I ...
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iOS 3D Touch menu not working after language change

When I switch language, Safari's and Calculator's 3D menu is not working. (Message's one does however.) When I open these apps and background them, it works again. Is there an official bug report for ...
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Whenever I want to type "A, the text is converted to Ä

Whenever I want to type "A, the text is converted to Ä For example, I want to type the following text: "A wonderful letter" When I start typing, I get this: Ä wonderful letter" How to fix the ...
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Open web page with macOS Safari in different language

Is it possible to make Safari open a web page in a different language without having to change the whole system language? I need to test if the Angular translations come out right but changing system ...
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Predictive input doesn’t work on Russian language

I have iPhone 7 with iOS 11.4 and my keyboard freezes at random times for second. Now it doesn’t show predictive suggestions for the Russian language. I tried to disable all smart features of ...
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How can I restrict predictive text to words in the current language?

I have Apple's QuickType keyboards for English and German installed on my iPhone. I get predictive text in both languages, but sometimes I'll get suggestions for German words when using the English ...
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Why can't I use cmd key to change languages for a single character?

On my macbook keyboard I have two languages - Hebrew and US. On 'keyboard viewer' I see that clicking and holding the cmd should temporarly switch to the other language (instead of cmd+space and then ...
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How to access katakana on the Japanese keyboard for the iPhone?

I have the Japanese keyboard enabled and am able to input hiragana and kanji fine, but I can find no way to input katakana. How can this be done?
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Can't install port that is visible on macports.org [Macports]

I've been trying to get some of my packages from Homebrew moved to Macports recently. One such package was the Crystal programming language. Unfortunately, sudo port install crystal doesn't work: $ ...
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Switch the input language in Microsoft Remote Desktop with CMD+Space

Switching the input with CMD+Space language works in Remote Desktop only if you disable the shortcut in MacOS. If it's enabled, it's received and handled by MacOS, even if you are in Remote Desktop ...
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MS Office: How to use QWERTY international layout with French language?

I own a MacBook Pro with macOS High Sierra and a QWERTY keyboard. My keyboard layout is QWERTY international as it's great to write code while also efficient to write in French (my native language). ...
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Force language change on focus into terminal

Is there any way of forcing input language set to default one on terminal/iterm focus? Basically what I want to achieve is setting current keyboard input language to English on switching back from ...
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MacOS intermitently shows system messages in wrong, non-default language

So at some point last year I set MacOS language to my native language. I didn't quite like it, so after a while I switched back to English. Since then, MacOS keeps sporadically showing me messages in ...
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How comes Spotlight started to show results half in English?

I am using High Sierra 10.13.3 and my system language is definitely set to Italian: When I want to open the System Preferences (which are called Preferenze di sistema) I usually open Spotlight and ...
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How do I recover a file which cannot be opened due to using Japanese characters in the file path?

I saved a word document to a path similar to: "something/にほん.docx" then closed down Word as it appeared to save successfully. I looked in Finder and the file wasn't there. I opened Word again, and I ...
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Switching keyboard languages with keyboard sequences

I'm using 3 languages. Is it possible to have a separate keyboard sequence for each language? So I would be able to switch to a desired language without checking which one is current. For example: ...
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Make Speech in Safari read different languages

It would make sense when I have Safari read Japanese text (for example on this page) by clicking Edit then Speech then Start Speaking, that it would recognize Japanese language and switch voice to a ...
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iOS 11.2 autocorrects French words when using English keyboard

Back in iOS 10, it was a new feature that words from a different language and be mixed in your primary language and wouldn't get autocorrected. And you can type the whole thing in that other language ...
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MacOS High Sierra lags to change input layout

I have configured input switch with CapsLock. But Some times it takes several times pushing CapsLock key to change input language. Is it MacOS lag, or is it configuring some where? p.s. I don't ...
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Can I use the Dvorak layout on Japanese keyboard on macOS?

Recently I switched to Dvorak, but found out that although my Chinese layout also switched to Dvorak, the Japanese layout didn't. I deleted the Japanese layout from the list on the System Preferences,...
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Does Touch Bar Predictive Text Work for Languages Other Than English?

I don't have a Touch Bar, but am trying to find out whether, under High Sierra, the predictive text feature works for languages other than English, like French or Spanish, after either a) changing ...
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Application shortcuts do not match keyboard layout

My MacBook language is set to French, but the physical keyboard layout is US English, therefore I am using a US layout in layout preferences. Now, this is the problem: The above image shows the ...
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Japanese language input erratic after move to High Sierra

After installing High Sierra the Japanese input method has started to behave very oddly: My keyboard shortcuts to switch input methods all work as expected but... After switching to Japanese the ...
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How to kill and restart input language in macOS?

These days I have been stuck in a painstaking case where an input of language is not switched to some languages. I usually use English, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese, but Japanese input language ...
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Can't use command+space to change input source

I have been having an issue regarding keyboard short-cut to change input source between Japanese and English on a new iMac running on Sierra. On my old Mac, I used "command+space" (Fig. 1) to change ...
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OS X Mixed languages in dialogs

I have a Macbook Pro 15" with Touch bar and Touch ID. The company has been bought from a Finnish store, and its language was Finland when bought. I changed it to English after booting up the computer ...
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macOS Sierra - Switch to English input only for several characters

I'm new to Mac, and trying to do the following - In previous systems, when I was on a non-English input source (e.g. Hebrew), I could mid-sentence hold down the Shift key and type some keys, and they ...
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Why is macOS Recovery in Japanese, when my language is set on english?

My Macbook Pro(early 2015) functioned in english until I started up macOS Recovery to erase the startup disc with macOS Utilities. It was originally bought used in Japan. I would like the entire ...
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Typing the tilde '~' character on a PC keyboard

I'm using my macbook pro with an international Spanish PC keyboard and am trying in vain to find the tilde '~' character. I've tried the layouts "British - PC" and "U.S. International - PC" but cant ...
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How to change the spell-check to British -ize in Mac?

It is possible to change the spelling dictionary to either British (-ise) or American (-ize) as shown in the solution to this post. However, I would like to use British spelling with -ize variant (...
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OS X default input language

I have three languages in macOS Sierra. I want to set a default one, when I open new window in browser, for example, English. Usually it's so but sometimes it's another one that I use rarely. And I ...
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How do I change iPhone language to Lithuanian?

I was asked to translate my iOS app to Lithuanian language. I did it, but now I would like to see the result, and... cannot change language of my iPhone to Lithuanian. Why? There is no such ...
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Select distinct keyboard layout by keyboard shortcut [duplicate]

I use multiple keyboard layouts (3+), very often switching between them, also within sentences. Stepping to all of them is tiresome. In Windows, I can assign shortcuts per language. (Ctrl + 1 for ...