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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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1/10th of My Automator Actions Are Suddenly In Spanish

Anyone hazard a guess as to why? I have not changed my System language settings to Spanish, have not ventured with any Mac/iDevices to a country where the primary language is Spanish and nothing ...
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Wrong dictionary in spotlight for macOS

I have a 2016 MacBook Pro with macOS 10.12 Sierra. I can hit cmd+space and type a word that I would like to look up in the dictionary. If the word is Danish (my native language) it shows me the Danish ...
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How to get Pages in Mac Yosemite 10.10.05 to recognise different languages for spelling?

How do you get Pages on Mac Yosemite 10.10.05 to recognise different languages for spelling? When I write in German, everything has a squiggly red line under it and there is no option to change the ...
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How to change Safari HTTP header Accept-Language?

In Firefox Accept-Language is set globally for the browser in the general preferences or via an extension like "Modify Headers" for more frequent changes. But how to do that in Safari? Safari. On ...
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How to get a specific dictionary to be used to show a word entry in the inital dictionary view that arises from Spotlight?

When I type a word into Spotlight (macOS Sierra 10.12.3) and I click on the dictionary (definition), it always comes up using the German dictionary. I have a German-bought Mac but work almost ...
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Is it possible to create a custom keyboard and upload it to the App store?

I am working with someone who teaches an endangered language, of interest to a fairly small group. Many of the people in that group use only phones, and don’t have laptops. The language has a lot of ...
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Hindi not supported? - iTunes Connect (App Store)

Trying to create a new app and while Chinese, Russian, Japanese, Arabic and Korean was created without any issue, Hindi gives an error: App Name must not contain the following characters: जी वं त .....
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How to fix macOS Sierra language switching bug?

Changing languages input does not work, you can see the video.
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Language switcher lag

When I am changing the language layout (English <-> Bulgarian) most of the times I have huge lag or even buggy behavior. The language indicator says one thing, but when I type it is in the other ...
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Language mismatch in Apple menu bar

The default language on my iMac is Italian, however, after restoring from a time machine backup, the language of the shutdown and reboot options from the menu bar have mixed language. The "countdown" ...
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How can I make Caps Lock work like it did prior to Sierra?

Downloaded and installed macOS Sierra (10.12) on 10/1/16. Since then, my Caps Lock key is behaving weirdly different (I'm an OS X user since Mavericks). Note: This only seems to affect users with ...
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How to turn off multilingual typing without deleting dictionaries or keyboards in iOS 10?

This wasn't a problem in iOS 9 or earlier. However, now iOS 10 has added a new feature such that one doesn't have to switch keyboards to type in another language, which causes trouble: now I have both ...
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How to change the keyboard for alphanumeric password on lock screen on iPod

I want to change the keyboard of my passcode to Japanese. Even if I change the language of my iPod to Japanese and get rid of the English keyboard, I still only can set my passcode in English. I can't ...
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How to get current input language of the input source

I use a third-party input source on Mac. This is the case I encounter: I input some English characters when I want to input Chinese so I have to delete the characters entered just now. Then switch to ...
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Pages: “Spelling and grammar” option disappeared

I am writing a document in French and I can't change the spelling language from English to French. I usually manage to do that (Edit > Spelling and grammar), but it isn't working this time around: The ...
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Shift+3 returns £ sign instead of # sign

When I press Shift+3 on my Mac, it returns £ sign instead of # sign. How can I fix it? Any ideas? Input source - British - PC
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Russian keyboard vanishes each time my Mac is started

I'm using El Capitan on my Mac Mini now but it started when I used Yosemite. I need both English and Russian keyboard layouts on my Mac. However at some point I started finding Russian layout missing ...
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Change input language in macOS Sierra beta when an external keyboard is connected/disconnected

Not sure if it is possible - is there a way to make macOS Sierra beta change the input language as soon as an external keyboard is connected? I have a Macbook Pro Retina 13" with an US keyboard layout,...
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Language spelling menu switch

I understand that Mac OsX should recognise the language automatically - and to say the honest truth - it does but... on rare occasions I need to see which language in"ON" and what are the choices... ...
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Will Changing Country Change Language

So I am a switching to the Mac guy and I have a query. Once I get my new Mac it seems I am asked to setup my country. Say if I set the country to be Germany will it change the interface language to ...
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How can I buy something in German if I live in the U.S.?

I want to buy the German dubbed version of South Park. How can I do this? I changed my region to Germany and found what I want to purchase. I even previewed the episode and sure enough the audio-...
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MacOS Language and Country Settings

I switched to Mac recently. So I have this question: I am in Germany, however, neither I speak nor read any German. Is it possible to set the Mac language to English and the country to Germany so ...
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Input language stuck in English

I tried to change input language by pressing shortcut commandspace and also by choosing language on the menu bar. It automatically switches to English language. The only way I found to fix it by ...
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Cannot type non-english text in html password fields

When focus is on an html password field, the input languages options are limited to those using the Latin script only. If the language selected is some other language using a non-Latin script, like ...
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How to change my Mac keyboard back to British English from US English

For some reason my Mac's keyboard has changed fro British English to US English. This means that when I need to do a "£" sign I need to hit option+3 rather than shift+3, which is pretty irritating. I ...
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OS X doesn't allow me to change the input source for passwords boxes

In my OS X El Capitan I can only use en-US input for all password boxes (other input methods are not available). But most of my password are in Russian. How can I change the input source in OS X El ...
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Switching to English keyboard with Alt + Shift [duplicate]

Is it possible to configure Mac, so I will be able to switch to English keyboard with Alt+Shift?
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Setting Romanian diacritics using AltGr on El Capitan

I'm a Linux user, using Ubuntu for few years. Recently I bought a Macbook and I'm trying to understand how to set up my Romanian language layout. My mac has a Romanian keyboard, but since I am a ...
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French Apple TV apps from the US?

Can the 4th gen Apple TV access apps/videos in different languages? Using the 3rd version of Apple TV I'm not aware of how you can access for instance Disney Jr Francais. Can the fourth generation ...
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Changing language in Pages on a Mac?

I have a Mac and I'm a Spanish Student. I primarily use Pages in English, but sometimes I work in Spanish and I'd like to have spell check and not have red lines under all my words. I went to system ...
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How can I make my own custom OSX keyboard with autocorrect relying off a personalized dictionary?

I really want to do this to support a minority language (Kouri-vini) that currently has zero input support but an existing digitized dictionary. I also have zero coding experience but I don't care if ...
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How do I use spell check in OSX with several languages?

I often need to write emails in French that contain English technical words and it seems that the spell check in OSX can't understand that a document can contain both languages. The result is either ...
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How to get to the help input field on OS X in German?

There is this nifty little help input field, which I use often as a new Mac user to find the right menu options. It says Command + Shift + ? is the keyboard shortcut to get there, even in the German ...
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iOS: How to set language of app independent of iphone/ipad language

More & more apps try setting their language automatically, based upon the language of your iPad, then the list of chosen languages. Unfortunately, as do a lot of people, my preferred iOS/OSX ...
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keyboard shortcuts doesn't work on 'screen sharing'

I'm using 'screen sharing' to control my remote personal macbook from the iMac @ work. However, the shortcut for switching languages is not working (command + space), and i need to do it the hard ...
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Spotlight Dictionary results no longer showing multiple languages in 10.11.3

I recently did a software update on El Capitan, from 10.11.1 to 10.11.3, and now Spotlight will no longer allow look-up of foreign language words. For example, I was able to look up "chaise" and have ...
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enable dictionaries in dictionary app under el capitan

os x el capitan, new mac book air with fresh os x installation. In dictionary app preferences, no foreign language dictionaries appear in the the list of available dictionaries. However, in /...
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El Capitan changes language input after reboot

every time I restart my Mac (OS X El Capitan 10.11.3), the language input is set to "ABC Extended" instead of English or German. This causes me trouble when I want to type my password. Is there a way ...