Macintosh supports typing and a wide variety of languages but you need to activate their keyboards before they can be used.
For the OS X machines in the Student Computing labs, a number of keyboards have been activated already.
Other keyboards can be activated by following the instructions above, but they must be reactivated every time you log in.
To switch keyboards:
This keyboard allows you to generate many Unicode characters by manually inputting the hexadecimal Unicode entity code.
Below is a list of supported languages available in OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Earlier versions of OS X may be missing some utilities. See individual Language pages to see information about different options for each language.
|West Europe||Cent Eur/Cyrillic||Middle East||East Asia||South Asia||America/Pacific|
Central Europe (Latin)
South East Asian
Different viersions of OS X are named after different animals. See table below. The interface for activating keyboard has been evolving between systems, so knowing your system number is important.
Several sites list links to freeware keyboard utilities for languages not supported by Apple. Thes sites include:
To use these files, you should install them in the Library/Keyboard Layouts folder (all users) or the ~Library/Keyboard Layouts folder (one user only). Reboot and Activate following the activation instructions.
Read the instructions for each keyboard layout for details on installation and use.
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