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How can I type in Hebrew

In my Hebrew class it says to translate but I cant type in Hebrew

August 9, 2016

20 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/alHadzya

There are many different ways to this, this is one of them until you learn where all the letters are located:

I recommend first adding the Hebrew keyboard among your language preferences on your desktop. It is located in the Settings (Win10), formerly known as a Control Panel, under Region and Language. Once you've added it, you are ready to type! I recommend opening a layout of your keyboard -- you can find this on Google images --, and minimize it just below the screen you need open for your Hebrew learning, practicing, translating. בהצלחה

August 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MrTeddy469

Thank you so much you are so helpful

August 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MrTeddy469

And to show my gratitude I will give you a lingot

August 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/alHadzya

:) Thank you. Hope your studies go really well.

August 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MrTeddy469

alHadzya I have Hebrew but it is different than the one of m class

August 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/alHadzya

Hmm, not sure what you mean. We're talking about Modern Hebrew, correct? Perhaps you are using hand written Hebrew in class and not the print form? Outside of that, I'm not sure what else may be different except for adding niqqud.

August 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MrTeddy469

But the Hebrew letters are different than the ones of my class what can I do

August 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Tzipity

What do you mean by different? Are you talking about the dotting (also called nikkud)? If so nikkud is not generally used when writing Hebrew and the letters are still the same and the course will accept them just fine. There are ways to type nikkud as well but it's much more complicated.

August 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MrTeddy469

plz plz help me

August 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Tzipity

Bouncing off this recommendation, you might also what to buy Hebrew keyboard stickers or a silicone Hebrew keyboard cover (though that's more for laptops and pricier but quite a nice option, I've had one for my macbook for years and keeps dirt out of the keys and obviously is easy to remove to clean or if you don't need it). Couldn't imagine trying to memorize the layout.

Also I still dint know if you can do this on a PC but for sure in a Mac and i would really guess on a PC too, you can set whats called a "hot key" so with pressing just that key or set of keys you can easily flip between Hebrew and english.

This is also an area where mobile devices kind of win. I've mostly been using my phone or iPad (phone is Android even but they work almost the exact same way for super easy switching back and forth). I prefer the website to the app even on mobile. Obviously if you don't have a smartphone or tablet disregard but if you're struggling for any reason on a desktop or laptop, worth giving mobile devices a try, though with stickers or a keyboard cover and a hot key set, it's super similar really and couldn't be easier.

August 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MrTeddy469

The letters I have are like these שדגכעיחלךזסבהנמצצצ

but the ones of my class are different

August 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/leonig01

Are you talking about the keyboard layout? AFAIK, there is only one standard Hebrew keyboard layout:

'qwerty' would be '/'קראט'

August 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MrTeddy469

The ones of my class are like yours qwerty but how can I make it qwerty

August 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/leonig01

It depends on your OS. If that is windows - you go to control panel -> regional settings and add a new hebrew keyboard layout.

August 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MrTeddy469

But I only have Hebrew standard I don't hove qwerty

August 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/JudithEpstein

I have the same issue, except that I did use the "how to change keyboard on a Mac" directions at http://www.wikihow.com/Change-the-Keyboard-Language-of-a-Mac -- and it doesn't work for me. When I use Command+Space to switch keyboard languages, it instead gives me a search/lookup window instead. Frustrating!

August 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/alHadzya

שלום יהודית!

Sorry to hear it is frustrating. You ought to be able to change the shortcut keys to virtually anything that is available on your keyboard. Try this and see if it works for you, and remember, you can pick any key you wish:

Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Language & Text, and then click Input Sources.

Make sure at least one input method is selected, and then click the Keyboard Shortcuts button.

In the Keyboard Shortcuts pane that appears, select Spotlight from the left side of the pane, and then deselect the Spotlight checkboxes.

Select Keyboard & Text Input from the left side of the pane, and then select the “Select the previous input source” and the “Select the next source in Input menu” checkboxes.

August 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/JudithEpstein

שלום לך! I think we must have slightly different operating systems, or something. I don't have Language & Text, but I do have Language & Region. So I put in Hebrew, and then in Keyboard Settings I made certain to put Hebrew - QWERTY to make it easier on myself. And finally I see why the lookup window happens -- it's a default, apparently. One which I quickly un-set, because I've never once wanted that lookup window to be a keyed command, and now I know why I sometimes get a lookup window when I didn't think I'd asked for one at all! Thank you so much for your help.

August 14, 2016

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My pleasure

August 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MrTeddy469

I have a surface of Microsoft how can I get qwerty please tell me I really need help

August 16, 2016
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