2296 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 24, 2012 11:23 PM by manishie
Have you checked "Language and Text" in system preferences?
If so, under the language tab, is english at the top of the list?
Under the "Input Source" Tab is US checked? If it is checked, is Show input menu in menu bar checked? if so, on the white menu bar at the top of the screen is the little flag, is the flag US? if it's not the US flag, dose choosing the US option in the menu resolve your issue?
if all of the above is set, and your still having the issue. under the "text" tab of "Language and Text" is spelling set to "automatic by Language" and or U.S. English? Is word break set to "standard?" and is both smart quotes set to the first time of their quote lists?
after changing these settings you may need to quite, and reopen the application to see the changes made. As such you may want to use text edit or some other small text writing application to test with.
Message was edited by: TeenTitan
Yes, in the "Language & Text" pane English is on top.
Under the "Input Sources" tab there are three selected input methods: U.S., U.S. Extended, and U.S. International - PC. Should I change these selections or choose just one?
The input menu option was not being shown in the menu bar. I get the US flag with PC in the corner when I turn it on.
Under the "Text" tab: Spelling: Automatic by language, Word Break: Standard, both smart quotes drop down lists set to their first selection.
I appreciate your help. I have previously played with these options, but it didn't seem to help. The effect of this problem is global. It affects text entry everywhere I have tried typing. Finder, Spotlight, apps, etc.
Ugh, what kind of setting is that?
The US International PC keyboard layout is very commonly used on Windows machines to type languages with accented characters. It was added to OS X because so many people switching from Windows to Mac wanted to be able to keep using it.
If you have multiple keyboards active, it can be easy to switch among them by error via the keyboard shortcut Apple + space.