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15 January 2012

How to Change Language & Text on Mac (Quick & Easy)



For all you privileged people who are at least bilingual, congrats. I am totally jealous of you and I can make your life a little easier because sometimes you want to use 2 or perhaps 3 languages at the same time and it can be done through the use of this shortcut:


⌘ + Spacebar


They need to be pushed at the exactly the same time. If it does not work we need to do a little setting up.


Step 1: Go to System Preferences using Alfred or Spotlight (top right of screen) or to your dock icon, and if that all those fail, navigate to /Applications/System Preferences.app

Step 2: Find Language & Text

Step 3: Select the Input sources you want to use in the left hand pane. Then Tick Show Input menu in menu bar. By default it is the ⌘Space, but you can also make your own custom shortcut to change previous language by clicking Keyboard Shortcuts...

Step 4: Ticking the show Input in menu bar will give you a flag icon and drop menu


Step 5: You can change your language here but much easier to use ⌘Space. You can also use the Macbook trackpad or Magic Trackpad as a stylus to write and recognise chinese symbols. Using the Show (and Hide) Trackpad Handwriting


Video: Change Language from Chinese Pinyin to English Example

Right to Left Language
If your computer is set up to use a right-to left language, such as Arabic, Hebrew, Yiddish, Persian, Pashto, and Urdu, bidirectional text options are available (Source: Apple).
Select the Use split cursor (See Step 3 Image) checkbox to show a split cursor when you move the cursor to a boundary between left-to-right and right-to-left text. The split cursor is often more precise than the single insertion point when working with bidirectional text (Source: Apple).
Select the Enable keyboard shortcuts (See Step 3 Image) checkbox to use keyboard shortcuts to change the direction of text and to type the Arabic date in the order it’s displayed, using slashes. To enter each slash in the Arabic date, press Control-Slash (Source: Apple).

Input Language Options
Character Viewer - If you like to use symbols all the time
Afghan Dari
Afghan Pashto
Afghan Uzbek
Arabic
Arabic-PC
Arabic - QWERTY
Armenian - HM QWERTY
Armenian - Western QWERTY
Australian - best nationality ever
Austrian
Azeri
Bangla
Bangla - QWERTY
Belgian
Brazilian
British
Bulgarian
Bulgarian - Phonetic
Byelorussian
Canadian English
Canadian French - CSA
Cherokee - Nation
Cherokee - QWERTY


Chinese Simplified
Pinyin - Simplified
Wubi Xing
Wubi Hua
Trackpad Handwriting


Chinese Traditional
Zhuyin
Pinyin - Traditional
Cangjie
Jianyi
Trackpad Handwriting


Colemak
Croatian
Croatian - PC
Czech
Czech - QWERTY
Danish
Devanagari
Devanagai - Qwerty
Dutch
Dvorak
Dvorak - Left
Dvorak Qwerty
Dvorak - Right
Estonian
Faroese
Finnish
Finnish Extended
Finnish Sami - PC
French
French - Numerical
Georgian - QWERTY
German
Greek
Greek Polytonic
Gujarati 
Gujarati - QWERTY
Gurmukhi
Gurmukhi - QWERTY


Hangul
2 - Set Korean
3 - Set Korean
390 Sebulshik
GongjinCheong Romaja
HNC Romaja


Hawaiian
Hebrew
Hebrew - PC
Hebrew - QWERTY
Hungarian
Icelandic
Inuktitut - Nunavut
Inuktitut - Nutaaq
Inuktitut - QWERTY
Inuktitut - Nunavik
Irish
Irish Extended
Italian
Italian Typewriter
Jawi - QWERTY
Kannada
Kannada - QWERTY
Kazakh


Kotoeri
Hiragana
Katakana
Full-width Romaji
Half-width Katakana
Romaji
Ainu


Kurdish-Sorani
Latvian
Lithuanian
Macedonian
Malayalam
Malayalam - QWERTY
Maltese
Maori
Myanmar - QWERTY
Nepali
Northern Sami
Norwegian
Norwegian Extended
Norwegian Sami - PC
Oriya
Oriya - QWERTY
Persian
Persian - ISIRI 2901
Persian - QWERTY
Polish
Polish Pro
Portuguese
Romanian
Romanian - Standard
Russian
Russian - PC
Russian - Phonetic
Sami - PC
Serbian
Serbian - Latin
Sinhala
Sinhala - QWERTY
Slovak
Slovak  - QWERTY
Slovenian
Spanish
Spanish - ISO
Swedish
Swedish - Pro
Swedish Sami - PC
Swiss French
Swiss  German


Tamil Input Method
Anjal
Tamil99


Telugu
Telugu - QWERTY
Tibetan - Otani
Tibetan - QWERTY
Tibetan Whlie
Turkish
Turkish - QWERTY
Turkish - QWERTY PC
U.S.
U.S. Extended
U.S International - PC
Unicode Hex Input
Urdu
Uyghur


Vietnamese UniKey
Simple Telex
Telex
VNI
VIQR


Welsh

1 comments:

  1. My headphone jack isn't working properly. How long would it probably take if I had apple repairs my 8gb 3rd gen ipod touch?

    Do you know any way to get it repair quicker than normal, because I use my ipod touch as a communication device as I'm non-verbal. I don't have any other communication devices to use while its being repaired.

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