Thursday, April 30, 2015

10.10.3 Changes Name Of Special Characters

To provide an additional challenge to Yosemite users, with the 10.10.3 update Apple has decided to change the name of the item in the Edit menu for most apps long called "Special Characters".  Clicking on this brings up the Character Viewer where you can access all Unicode characters.  

The new name is "Emoji & Symbols".

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Apple Watch: Language Capabilities Of First Release More Limited Than iPhone

According to the Apple Watch User Guide, the Apple Watch language is set independently using the Watch app on the iPhone, via My Watch > General > Language.

As of 4/24/15, the available languages are  English (U.S.), English (UK), English (Australia), Spanish (Mexico), Spanish (Spain), French (France), French (Canada), German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Traditional, Hong Kong).  This is rather less than the 40 supported by the iPhone.

Voiceover is reportedly available in all the 14 languages listed above.

I have seen a report that the Music app supports Russian in addition.

The dictation language for a contact is determined by the iphone keyboard normally used in the Message app for the contact.