Is it possible to change only the spelling check language?

nalbagli

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Hi, I am having an issue with my iPad Pro that does not allow me to use it to it's full capacity, my issue is the following:

- My native language is Spanish so most of my work is done on that language, but I do have an Apple Smart keyboard and use the U.S. International as my main keyboard layout because I am used to traditional english keyboards. My big issue is that when writing a paper on Microsoft Word in Spanish, the program automatically checks for the spelling on english so almost all the words in the document have the traditional red underline. So I wanted to know if it is possible to change the spelling check language but keep using the traditional keyboard layout that I am already used to?

Thanks for the help
 

Cascades42

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I added a second keyboard in that language, and then set the (hardware) layout to what I usually use. Then I just switch to the right language and the keyboard remains the same, but the spell check and autocorrect language changes.
 

nalbagli

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I added a second keyboard in that language, and then set the (hardware) layout to what I usually use. Then I just switch to the right language and the keyboard remains the same, but the spell check and autocorrect language changes.
Thanks that's what I tried the problem is that when selecting the keyboard layout I want, it does not give me the alternative of selecting mine on spanish, that alternative only appears on english I don't know why!
 

JonnyBlaze

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Thanks that's what I tried the problem is that when selecting the keyboard layout I want, it does not give me the alternative of selecting mine on spanish, that alternative only appears on english I don't know why!
Not sure if I've understood the problem correctly but first you add a Spanish keyboard in iOS settings. Then after you've done that, in the same settings menu you select the Spanish keyboard and you can choose from 'spanish' 'querty' 'azerty' or 'qwertz' layouts. You can do this for all keyboards you've chosen.
Hope that helps, sorry if I've misunderstood your issue.
 
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nalbagli

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Not sure if I've understood the problem correctly but first you add a Spanish keyboard in iOS settings. Then after you've done that, in the same settings menu you select the Spanish keyboard and you can choose from 'spanish' 'querty' 'azerty' or 'qwertz' layouts. You can do this for all keyboards you've chosen.
Hope that helps, sorry if I've misunderstood your issue.
Hi thanks for the help, my problem is if I choose the spanish language the Keyboard layout I want (US International) is not available, that alternative only shows up if I choose english.
I don't know if I am explaining it clear enough.

Thanks
 

Cascades42

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Hi thanks for the help, my problem is if I choose the spanish language the Keyboard layout I want (US International) is not available, that alternative only shows up if I choose english.
I don't know if I am explaining it clear enough.

Thanks
Tap on the Spanish keyboard in settings > General > Keyboards, and then select QWERTY. It will use the usual key layout then. QWERTY is the standard layout. I just tested it and it works perfectly.

Edit: 2 pictures to demonstrate:




The second one I had already selected the Spanish keyboard. If you have a hardware keyboard there's the option to set the layout for that too:
 
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