Hebrew-English typing tip

Hi all,

I have a PC, and if I set the language to Hebrew, I can use the capslock to type in English (and non capslock to type in Hebrew). Obviously the english words are in all caps, but duolingo doesn't care, and it allows me to switch back and forth with the click of a button. I'm not sure if this will work with a mac.


June 28, 2016


Rebecca, you can also toggle between English and whichever languages you have installed on the PC by depressing the left alt and shift keys at the same time. That way you can have both capitals and small letters when you are in English. If you have more than 2 languages, and don't want to scroll through several, you can also set up a hot key for each language.

June 28, 2016

Switch input methods: press Windows key + Space.

Only on Windows, of course.

April 14, 2017

You have just solved the mystery for me why my computer sometimes seems to randomly switch to French layout. Because it doesn't affect my most-used keys, it's often several keystrokes before I try to type a question mark and get an accented e, so I've never pinned down what caused it. Thank you!!!!

November 30, 2017

That's genius!

June 28, 2016

It does work on a Mac perfectly. In English it types lower case letters and, with the shift key, also upper case letters :-) thank you for the tip!

July 1, 2016

Someone recommended the Chrome extension Duolibro that apparently does that for you automatically. It did not work for me, but go ahead and try it yourself.

June 29, 2016

The kindle fire works well for the hebrew course. You can download a Hebrew keyboard and then easily switch back and forth between the English and Hebrew keyboards by holding down the space key and then choosing the desired keyboard.

June 29, 2016

Wow, thanks! I can't believe I hadn't noticed that, despite constantly bringing up my on-screen keyboard for reference!

That'll be quicker than using my hotkeys to switch between the two languages.

Have a lingot for your wonderful tip! :)

May 11, 2017
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