Wednesday, March 21, 2012

OS X 10.7 Lion: Customizing Character Picker

Over at a poster has figured out how to customize the popup menu of special characters that appears when you hold down a key in Lion. The list of characters in that menu is given, for example, in the Keyboard-en.plist found in System/Library/Input Methods/

Access to Contents can be obtained by selecting the app icon and doing Control +click/Show Package Contents. Logout/login should be done after editing the .plist.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Windows Font and Script Support

Of possible interest for those using Windows on their Mac, I recently came across this page which provides info on the font and script support of various Windows versions, including the new Windows 8 Consumer Preview:

Monday, March 12, 2012

iOS 5.1 Adds Language Features

iOS 5.1 released March 7 adds some new language features, but only for certain devices: the iPad 3 gets dictation in US/UK/Australian English, French, German, and Japanese. The iPhone 4S gets Siri functions in Japanese in addition to the languages provided earlier (English, French, German).

I don't have devices with these features, but I understand that for Siri the language is selected in Settings / General / Siri / Language.  Also the keyboard should be set to the language being spoken.  Internet access is required.