τψπινγ ιν γρεεκ λεττερσ. Λελπ!

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Robert Buffalo | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, May 21 2012 7:46 PM

ηοω δο Ι γετ λογοσ το χηανγε βαχκτο τψπινγ ιν ενγλιση?

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Jerry M | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 21 2012 8:14 PM

I don't really know for sure but perhaps your having trouble getting your English font back.  I don't have a Mac but on my windows computer there is an "EL" at the bottom of the screen and when you click on it, will give you the option to go back to EN (English).  Or perhaps this is a joke?

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tom | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 21 2012 8:30 PM

If you are typing Greek, then you have a setting on you Mac that you need to change.

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 21 2012 9:23 PM

Robert Buffalo:

ηοω δο Ι γετ λογοσ το χηανγε βαχκτο τψπινγ ιν ενγλιση?

Welcome Big Smile

Wondering about keyboard language ?

Apple Support has => http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2490 with link => Change your OS X language  Input Sources has an option to show Input Menu in menu bar:

If choose Greek Polytonic keyboard (using input menu), τηεν λεττερ τυπινγ βεψομεσ Γρεεκ.

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fgh | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 22 2012 4:47 AM

The easiest way to change keyboard is with cmd-spacebar.

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Mitchell | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 22 2012 8:00 AM

This may be the funniest forum post I've ever read! I'm sorry for your misfortune, but I must say that was quite a clever way to ask for help!

Now, as for getting back to where you were. KS4J's instructions are correct, but there is a simpler way to switch languages on the fly, provided the option is enabled (I believe it is by default when you have more than one language set up). There should be a flag next to the clock in your toolbar at the top of the display. Click on this, and you'll be able to choose your language. If English isn't available, you probably disabled it altogether (and replaced it with Greek), so you'll have to follow KS4J's instructions to re-enable it.

fgh:

The easiest way to change keyboard is with cmd-spacebar.

This will only work if it's been set up as a user-defined shortcut. The default behavior for cmd-spacebar is Spotlight.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 22 2012 8:12 AM

mitchellisdumb:
This may be the funniest forum post I've ever read! I'm sorry for your misfortune, but I must say that was quite a clever way to ask for help!

+1

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fgh | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 22 2012 10:12 AM

mitchellisdumb:
there is a simpler way to switch languages on the fly, provided the option is enabled (I believe it is by default when you have more than one language set up). There should be a flag next to the clock in your toolbar at the top of the display.

I believe the default is not to show the flag. At least it was for me. That's one of the reasons I suggested the keyboard. The other was that I suspected that that might have been how he ended up with Greek in the first place. After all, if he had deliberately switched to Greek, he would presumably know how to switch back the same way, so it seemed likely that the first switch was accidental. And the only way I can think of to accidentally switch to Greek is with the keyboard shortcut. Therefore I hoped my answer would provide him not only with a solution, but also with an explanation of what had happened.

mitchellisdumb:
This will only work if it's been set up as a user-defined shortcut. The default behavior for cmd-spacebar is Spotlight.

Definitely not on my computer. Either the American UI is different, or things have changed in Lion (or your memory fails you).

mitchellisdumb:
I must say that was quite a clever way to ask for help!

I don't think it was meant to be clever. He was stuck with Greek, so what else could he do?

EDIT: It looks like Apple Support sees no flag and cmd-spacebar>switch keyboard as the normal default, and cmd-spacebar>Spotlight as some kind of alternative default:

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 22 2012 11:10 AM

fgh:
And the only way I can think of to accidentally switch to Greek is with the keyboard shortcut.

Personally learned that Command-Space Bar opened Spotlight on my Mac (with U.S. default settings):

Apple Support link => OS X Lion: If Spotlight opens when you’re switching input sources

Also learned System Preferences for keyboard shortcuts shows conflicts when check added for Input Menu shortcuts:

Changing my Spotlight keyboard preferences to F11 and F12 allows me to use Command-Space Bar to ψηανγε כעטבוארד while τυπινγ נקא'קקמ different λανγθαγεσ דם words αππεαρ דארשמעק.

Also learned that pressing Command-Space Bar then holding Command key and releasing Space Bar shows a pop-up on screen with keyboard names, can tap Space Bar to change Input Source.

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David Thomas | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 22 2012 2:13 PM

alabama24:

mitchellisdumb:
This may be the funniest forum post I've ever read! I'm sorry for your misfortune, but I must say that was quite a clever way to ask for help!

+1

In my 2nd year Greek class our professor told of visiting a church and a young man had transliterated English into a Greek font (as in the original post) and had the verse tattoo on his entire back. When my professor's jaw dropped, the young man said "Don't you read Greek?"

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Robert Buffalo | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 23 2012 6:17 PM

Thanks for all of your suggestions.  It WAS an unintentionally funny post but it was the best I could do under the circumstances. As you can see the problem was solved. (it was the flag solution that did it!)

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