Multilingual Language Preferences?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by BYup, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. BYup macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2010

    I was wondering if there are ways to split the preferences of Language and Text on Macs. I'm operating on Snow Leopard and I was hoping to have situations where I can isolate certain applications to certain languages.

    I.e. - Open web browser in 日本語 (region + language settings = Japan/Japanese) while at the same time I could also be working on my word processor in Italiano (region + language settings = Italy/Italian).

    Is there any application for this? Mainly in helping to split language preferences for alternate applications or maybe even alternate windows in one application.
  2. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus


    Oct 13, 2007
    If it's only about the Input Source, you can go to the Input Sources preferences and select "Allow a different one for each application".
  3. jdavtz macrumors 6502a

    Aug 22, 2005
    I'm not sure if this helps, but Language Switcher lets you launch different apps in different languages. Not sure if that affects input methods etc.
  4. BYup thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2010
    Perfect. Yes, this was what I was looking for: Language switcher. Mainly for the browsers - I'm trying more to immerse my environment in a foreign language and Google Chrome automatically adjusts to the region and has options to translate from any language to the regional language.

    ergdegdeg: thanks, this is also good as well, the program doesn't affect the language input. So i can have different applications set to different inputs.
  5. magamo macrumors 6502

    Apr 6, 2009
    Awesome. Now I can open Illustrator I bought in Japan without changing the OS language!

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