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10.3: Input menu now reflects language choice System
For those who use multiple keyboard methods to input other languages, say Chinese, Japanese, Korean etc. Apple has now provided the 'language' menu in the keyboard input menu in the language of the rest of the OS. For instance, if you enable Japanese input, you have the rest of the Japanese menu in English (various input methods etc) which is quite useful for beginners learning another language and having to wade through the assorted options, guessing what they do.
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10.3: Input menu now reflects language choice
Authored by: atFault on Oct 28, '03 08:59:09AM

Being in Canada, I would like to be able to use the US keyboard layout and have access to the Keyboard Viewer without seeing the US flag in my menu bar. No disrespect is intended, but optimally I would like to have no keyboard menulet and still have access. As an alternative, is there a way to hack a Canadian Flag onto the US keyboard layout? I know there is the Canadian CSA layout, but it caters more to french text input and doesn't match my keyboard anyway.

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10.3: Input menu now reflects language choice
Authored by: lookmark on Oct 28, '03 10:20:23AM

I'm curious if anyone knows what to hack the input menu icon as well -- i'd like access to the Character Palette and Keyboard Viewer without a little U.S. flag up in the menu day in, day out.

Thanks...



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how to change the flag icon for a keyboard layout
Authored by: 1by4by9 on Jan 06, '04 09:45:13PM
I found this site which explains how to do it: http://www.gently.co.za/archives/000004.html

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10.3: Input menu now reflects language choice
Authored by: mzajac on Oct 28, '03 10:23:36AM

There's an OS 9 Canadian English keyboard layout at info-mac. The file is at

http://hyperarchive.lcs.mit.edu/HyperArchive/Archive/cfg/canadian-english-keyboard.hqx

and its description at

http://hyperarchive.lcs.mit.edu/HyperArchive/Abstracts/cfg/canadian-english-keyboard.hqx.txt

I've been using this with OS X 10.2, by putting it into ~/Library/Keyboard Layouts. Activate it in the Input Menu tab of the International control panel.

I find I have to add it to the keyboard menu after every reboot (every couple of months or so), but I think it's a quirk of my OS install. I'll see if it's fixed after I clean-install Panther.



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10.3: Input menu now reflects language choice
Authored by: mzajac on Oct 28, '03 10:45:38AM

I forgot to mention that you have to add ".rsrc" to the end of the OS 9 keyboard layout's file name. There's more info at

Apple tech note 2056: Installable Keyboard Layouts
http://developer.apple.com/technotes/tn2002/tn2056.html

X Tech: Customising the keyboard layout flag icon is OS X
http://www.gently.co.za/archives/000004.html



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10.3: Input menu now reflects language choice
Authored by: maclvr on Mar 10, '04 05:38:51PM

Another option is to commandz+ click +drag the icon to make it go away. Or take the check out of 'show in menu bar' in the international preferecne (input methods) You can still toggle between input methods with the command + space bar.

If you want to put the menu item back just click on the box again



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