OS X Mavericks: Input Sources pane of Keyboard preferences

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Input Sources pane of Keyboard preferences

Add input sources so you can type in other languages, and set options for specific sources. When you use an input source, you can type in any language that uses the same script or alphabet.

Option Description

Input sources list

The input sources that have been enabled for use.

Add (+) and Remove (-)

Add or remove an input source from the list.

Input source options

If the selected input source provides options, they appear in the area on the right. For example, if a Hebrew input source is selected, options for bidirectional text are shown.

Show Input menu in menu bar

The Input menu (looks like a flag or character) appears in the right side of the menu bar. It contains enabled input sources, and offers a fast way to switch between them.

This option is automatically selected when you add input sources.

Automatically switch to a document’s input source

Choose an input source for a document and have it used every time you work in the document until you close it, even if you switch to other documents that use other input sources in the meantime.

This option appears only when you add a second input source.

Chinese input sources (such as Pinyin-Simplified or Pinyin-Traditional), Korean input sources (such as 2-Set Korean or HNC Romaja), and Japanese input sources (such as Romaji, Hiragana, or Katakana, grouped in Kotoeri) include numerous options. If you added one of these input sources, switch to it, then open and search its help to learn about the options.

Published Date: Oct 20, 2015