Friday, October 16, 2015

iWork Apps Language Improvements

Apple released updates to its iWork apps for iOS, Mac, and iCloud on October 15, and info on the added features can be found here.

It looks like most apps got improved support for bidirectional scripts, though it's not clear what that involves.

The apps for iCloud are no longer "beta" and have a major expansion in their language support, which now covers  U.S. English, French, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Arabic, Hebrew, Italian, Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch, Polish, Traditional Chinese, and Korean.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Uzbek Cyrillic

Users needing an Uzbek Cyrillic keyboard for OS X should try this page.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

OS X 10.11 El Capital: Customizing Character Picker

Users trying to customize the Character Picker feature via the methods that have worked since OS X 10.7 (reported here ) will find that it doesn't work in El Capitan.  First you will have to deactivate the SIP (System Integrity Protection).

Thursday, October 1, 2015

OS X 10.11 El Capitan: New Language Features

El Capitan was released 9/30/15 and appears to have the following main new language features:

+Spell check added for Norwegian, Finnish, and Korean

+Reference dictionaries added for Hindi, Norwegian, Swedish, French-English, German-English

+Language keyboard added for Tongan (but surprisingly still none for Lao or Amharic, for which specific fonts have long been installed by default).

+Arabic/Hebrew dictation

+Improved Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and Hindi input systems

+No new system localizations.

Apple has published some info for  JapaneseChinese, and International.