Can Hebrew be translated using a standard English keyboard? Is it even possible?
I am in America and learning Hebrew using a duoLingo course. I am asked to translate Hebrew using my keyboard. I am baffled!
Yes, using input methods (and fonts). An input method simply maps the keys on a standard QWERTY keyboard to symbols in a langauge. You would of course have to learn which keys map to which Hebrew letters, but there are maps you can consult for this.
I switch between Italian, US English, Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Arabic and Ga with Meta (or whatever that flag key is supposed to be) + space. This is on a Gnome desktop.
I guess all modern desktops have a way of adding support for multiple input methods. You need the input method as well as fonts. On Fedora, this is really simple to install (all you need is in the repos).
Thank you for your response. I am open to learning. I am using Windows XP and can't afford to upgrade right now. Will, I be able to use the input method? Also, will Fedora install on my computer?
I use Duokeyboard, it is a add-on for your web browser. I use it on Firefox, works great and switches automatically depending on what the exercise requires. If you use Chrome, I know there was some kind of problem with it and I have no idea if it has been fixed. I also learned to blind type, using this website that was recommended by another duolingo user:
However, I think that duokeyboard does have the option to have an onscreen keyboard. Before I switched to using duokeyboard, I used a few Linux systems, and they are great for assigning any key you want to switch your keyboards. On Windows, alt+shift will do it, as well as windows key and space bar, though the first one is faster ( at least to me).
Thank you for your response. The lessons are getting more challenging now and I need to learn how to transition English into Hebrew. I just don't know how to get started. Help!
Is your problem making your regular keyboard function as Hebrew, or typing in Hebrew on an English keyboard without knowing where the keys are?
Thanks for responding. I need to know how to type Hebrew on an English keyboard. I am very familiar with the English keyboard, but I have no idea how it corresponds with a Hebrew keyboard.
I do not know where the keys for Hebrew are on an English keyboaed. I guess my problem is making my regular keyboard function as Hebrew.
For windows: (this worked for me I hope it will work for you too!)
settings time and language region and language (an option on the left hand column) click on add language scroll to find hebrew click on it
once you have added hebrew you can change between english and hebrew using Alt + Shift keys hope this helps!
Thanks so much for your help. I followed your instructions and managed to figure things out. Hebrew was added on the left hand column. I'm exhausted now from everything I had to do today and have no stamina to see if it worked. Do I have to be involved with the course to get the Hebrew keyboard?
Not 100% sure what you mean.... Once you switch to hebrew, you can use an on-screen keyboard to see where the letters are, so that you can type in hebrew.
Sorry I didn't make myself clear. I intend to continue with my course in Hebrew tomorrow. Then hopefully I'll find out if I have the Hebrew keyboard. What I was trying to say is do you have to be using the Hebrew course to use the Hebrew keyboard by inputting Alt+Shift?
No, Alt+Shift is a function of windows, it works on Microsoft Word, Publisher etc. and when using a search engine. In the bottom right hand corner of your screen you should have a little symbol that says ENG or EN when you do Alt+Shift that symbol will change to עבר which is helpful so that you can keep track of which language your keyboard is currently set to.
I still do not have the Hebrew keyboard. The Hebrew language was added on the left hand side. Am i physcally supposed to see a Hebrew keyboard or di I just type in English and it turns into Hebrew?
I thought I was all set until I discovered when I used Alt+Shift nothing happened. Have not seen ENG or En in the right hand cornor of my screen. I certainly hope that I am not being a pest, but I need to know how to transition before I can continue with the course.
I am presently stuck with my Hebrew course. Until I learn to transition my keyboard into Hebrew there is no need to go any further. I tried downloading an app with no success, furthermore, they wanted money. Is there any other alternative? I need to know how and what to do.
Do you have a Hebrew layout installed on your computer? Or, do you use Opera, Firefox, or Chrome (these all will have Duokeyboard)? Here is a link for what a Hebrew keyboard layout
And also a link from one of the creators of the Hebrew Duolingo course
If you click on the link in my first comment, it will teach you to blind type Hebrew. Once you have a Hebrew keyboard layout, and do the typing lessons you'll be good to go :)