Friday, December 02, 2005

Alt-Shift

A couple of weeks ago I was working in the numismatics lab of the IAA. I needed to use a computer and when I started typing all of the letters on the screen were in Hebrew. My computer at home is Hebrew-enabled, so I knew just to press Alt-Shift to switch to English. When I started typing again the text was in Arabic. I tried it again and typed in Russian. I eventually made it to English.

3 Comments:

At 12/02/2005 2:14 PM, Blogger Savtadotty said...

I'd love a keyboard that translates for you. Please don't tell me it only tranliterates :-)

 
At 12/02/2005 8:07 PM, Anonymous noorster said...

I remember some of the keyboards at the Hebrew University computer labs that had four types of alphabet on them, Hebrew, English, Russian and Arabic. They made my eyes hurt.

 
At 12/03/2005 10:07 AM, Blogger John said...

SD: In our dreams...
Noorster: Yeah, my keyboard has yellow Hebrew letters...I see them in my sleep.

 

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