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Refer to a human language, rather than a programming language. See also the [internationalization] tag. For progamming language, use the specific tags of that language.

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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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Switch to specific keyboard language layout based on Google Chrome tab?

For example: Whenever I am visiting the website domain.de inside a Google Chrome tab, the keyboard layout of my Macbook should be switched to German. Whenever I am switching to another tab which is ...
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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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New iMac is set to English but Chinese appears sporadically in settings

I received a new iMac today purchased from the Apple website. I set the language on initial setup to English. However, I noticed that the output sound device had a name in Chinese and even when I went ...
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Why did my mother's App Store change to Spanish when she changed her phone's language to German?

My mother and I both currently live in Mexico, where Spanish is the official language. We've always had our phones, tablets and computers set to English, and the App Store has always reflected our ...
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Disabling language popup when changing languages on iPad

My problem seems to be similar to this one but I'm not sure how to apply this to an iPad. Basically, I use a keyboard to type with my iPad frequently and whenever I switch languages I get a language ...
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Sublime Text Multilingual Unicode Rendering

I've been using Sublime Text for years and noticed that the rendering of Devanagari unicode characters doesn't work. Has anyone figured a way to make this work? I haven't noticed any problem rendering ...
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Can macOS Monterey alter the text input menu to show only flag icon?

In pre-Monterey versions, the text input menu item, if enabled, only showed a representative flag icon. As of macOS Monterey, it shows the flag icon and a textual description. This unnecessarily ...
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How do I get language settings to stick across all apps on Apple TV?

I watch all foreign language dialog the same way: in the original language with English subtitles if (and only if) the dialog is in a foreign language. How do I configure my Apple TV (tvOS 15.3) so ...
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Shortcut for vowels with accents from Spanish using US keyboard layout

I write regularly in both Spanish and English, and I have a US keyboard layout. I'm aware that one of the key combinations for generating vowels with accents (á, é, í, ó, ú) is: Opt. + e + the desired ...
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Monterey: Cycle through layouts in "most recent used" order

I use two languages A and B regularly, so I need to switch between them with a simple press of option+space. However, I sometimes also need to use a third language C. I want to be able to press option+...
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Changing language on ID3 lyrics

eyeD3 has an add-lyrics option that takes arguments Lyrics, Description, Language.  Lyrics is supposed to be a filename, description a string, and language the three character code from ISO3166-2. If ...
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Get the system to use the correct language with the "speak selection" feature

I'm trying to use OS X's native voice-recognition system to speak the highlighted text using the correct language. I enabled System Preferences > Accessibility > Spoken Content > Speak ...
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Change language after writing some words (Apply it on the already written letters)

I'm using keyboard inputs. Let's call it Lang1 and Lang2 (ex: English and Russian). Sometimes I'm starting writing in Lang1 but I'm still on Lang2 keyboard configuration and my words look like ...
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iWork'09 retail installation DVD : does the language and/or region matter?

Does iWork'09 retail DVD allow installation in any language or shall one care about it? Example: Can on install iWork in German from a DVD purchased in the US? Is iWork'09 retail DVD the same ...
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How to Auto-switch Text-to-speech Voices on basis of language tags in text

Is anyone aware of a TTS system for Mac which will automatically switch voices on the basis of language tags present in word processing or html text? For example, it would switch to a French voice to ...
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I would like to write in a different language and use spell check, but always using the same keyboard layout

I am writing mostly in English and I use the default "ABC" layout on macbook with macOS Monterey. Sometimes I get an email in different languages. I reply them in the same language. I don't ...
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How do I disable language switch popup?

I'm a new member of apple products community and I'm learning how to setup a process I've got used to. One of inconveniences is language switch. When I'm trying to change language I get a popup with ...
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Shortcuts for changing multilingual input source

I'm using 5 languages, say E(English), and A B C D for the other 4 languages. In windows, I'm able to use ctrl+right shift to switch to the next input(E→A→B→C→D→E) and use ctrl+left shift to go back(E←...
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Bash language is incorrect [duplicate]

I'm using Bash 5.1.8 from MacPorts as my shell. For some reason Bash is part French and I can't figure out why. Launching Terminal.app with "Set locale environment variables on startup" ...
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How can I change the name of my keyboard layouts on MacOS?

I regularly switch between keyboards on a day-to-day basis, but I find it sort of irksome that on MacOS the Keyboards are listed in the menu all using their English names. On iOS, the keyboard names ...
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Is it safe to delete other language lproj from apps?

I cannot speak any language besides English, so all the other built in languages in many apps (including built in apps) serve no purpose on my disk. Is it safe to delete them, or will the app try to ...
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Is it possible to make a group of dictionaries on Dictionary.app?

I enable about 20 dictionaries on Dictionary.app on macOS, but as the number of dictionaries is too large, it takes so much time to reach the explanation I want. For example, if I type in "...
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Apple long-press-for-accents menu disables itself immediately after switching focus upon login

I use the Apple PressAndHold accent menu extensively to write accented characters for French, German, Italian and Chinese, as well as for phonetics. Recently it's started to disable itself. Upon boot ...
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iOS and iPadOS keyboards randomly change language

I use both iOS (14.7.1) on my iPhone X and iPadOS (15.0 Dev Beta 6) on my iPad 5th gen. On both devices I have four keyboards (in General -> Keyboards -> Keyboards menu): English (USA), Russian, ...
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Insert ş on my Word for Mac

I have to write my essay in Romanian language and I have to put inside the text a lot of ş or similar characters. I managed System Preferences and select Language & Text, "Input Sources" ...
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Set the list separator in Mac

In Windows, List separator (, as shown in my system) is a parameter that we could set: I'm trying to find this setting in my Mac, but I could not find it. Here is the only thing I could find: It ...
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Obtaining the Russian Typewriter keyboard layout

This is my very first experience with Apple products. For the last 20+ years, I have been using the Russian Typewriter keyboard layout that is available out-of-the-box in all Windows and GNU/Linux ...
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Why iPhone Dictionary never translate to other languages?

When i read a book and long press a word on iPhone, then choose "look up" from the menu, i get English to English translation, and not English to my language. I already chose and download my ...
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How to disable autocorrect for correctly spelled words?

Is there a way to stop autocorrect from altering words that I spell correctly? While still keeping autocorrect on for incorrectly spelled words. I have tried turning off Autocorrect in Settings > ...
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Auto toggle Siri language on iOS

Is there a way to create an iOS shortcut that toggles the Siri language between two (or more?) languages? This would involve opening System preferences selecting Siri & Search, selecting Language, ...
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Easily Type Esperanto ^ characters using x convention on iPhone

As some of you may know, Esperanto has several characters that have diacritics: ĉ, ĝ, ĥ, ĵ, ŝ, and ŭ. None of these characters are available in the standard iOS 13.6 keyboard (what I am using ...
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How do I type an acute accent on the Russian PC keyboard layout?

I need to write an acute accent over over a Russian letter to indicate stress. Google tells me to switch to QWERTY, hold the letter key and select the accented one. This types a U+00E9 LATIN SMALL ...
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How do I type the Telugu character అ?

I am trying to type the telugu character అ on mac, after switching to the Telugu - QWERTY keyboard that ships with mac. I would think this would show up as an option when holding down the 'a' key, or ...
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iPad/iOS full tutorial for seniors in Chinese?

I cant seem to find any tutorials in Chinese which teach older Chinese elders how to use iOS or an iPad. My parents are not very good at English and I can only find English tutorials online. They ...
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automatically change keyboard shortcuts when keyboard layout changes

I have a MacBook Pro with American keyboard, but I also use a Bluetooth keyboard with Spanish layout. To cycle through windows I use command+` in the built in keyboard, but when I'm using the Spanish ...
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Switching voice or accent during Speak Screen when reading same language

I hope to switch the voice on different languages via Speak Screen. It switches voice and accent on different sentences or paragraphs even when all the text is in the same language, in my case English....
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Why can't I see some chinese characters (eg: 𦳊) on macOS BigSur 11.2.1?

For example, when this character: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%F0%A6%B3%8A#Chinese On Chrome, I see nothing on the web site render: and on the address bar: If I copy-and-paste the "invisible&...
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Keyboard Fn Function key switchUsing language

Using Macbook Air M1. The keyboard Fn (Function) key has a globe icon to switch between languages. It works but a bit quirky. When it's not working, it tries to switch language but couldn't, and when ...
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Where can I see the full key-to-character mapping for a language-specific keyboard?

I'd like to know which character is output from which key, including with modifiers like ⌥ ⌘ ⇧ ⌃, including the character and its Unicode number. Only the primary characters appear on my physical ...
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Terminal doesn't print special characters after changing to Italian keyboard layout

I'm on a second-hand macbook pro from 2013, running catalina 10.15. It has built-in British keyboard layout but since I mostly write in Italian on an external Italian keyboard, I switched the layout ...
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Missing 0 key when change input source from ABC to Hungarian

I recently got a new MacBook Pro for work/personal usage, the physical keyboard itself has a default US English qwerty layout. In keyboard settings I added ABC and Hungarian. It works perfectly, ...
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Korean language input issue on macOS Catalina

I have the Korean keyboard enabled on my new MacBook Pro (2020, macOS Catalina) and use CommandSpace to switch between the keyboards (English-Korean). The problem is that, whenever I use the Shift key ...
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How to completely turn off spell check in macOS Big Sur

Spelling autocorrect and checking seem to have changed in Big Sur. I have disabled Edit > Spelling and Grammar > Check spelling while typing, I unchecked System Preferences > Keyboard > ...
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Switch Layout between different Keyboards

I own a MacBook Pro with a German keyboard layout but bought a UK external keyboard because the special characters are much more convenient for coding and LaTeX. Currently, I have to manually switch ...
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MacOS Catalina change word delimiter language region setting

I would like dash (-) to be considered a letter so if I double-click on 1d18830d-0250-ee03-0c48-6ff9d89dfcff the entire string is selected and not just one segment. It seems you used to be able to ...
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