Not everyone uses the English keyboard. For those who are residing in Russia, or India, most probably you are using a Russian or Tamil keyboard. The problem with using a non-English keyboard is that you have to switch the locale everytime you want to type in English. In Windows, you can do that by using the shortcut key “Ctrl + Space” or “Alt + Shift”, or simply use the mouse to change the locale in the taskbar.
However, there are times when you are typing and you forgot to change the keyboard layout to the language that you want to type in. What do you do? Do you delete all those you have typed, change the keyboard setting and restart all over again? What if you can press a hotkey to instantly change your keyboard setting and translate those words/sentences/paragraphs you have typed into the language you want? I am sure that will save you tons of time rewriting the paragraphs. LangOver is one such app.
LangOver is a freeware that helps you when you tried to type in one language but the result was in another. By using the hotkey F10, you’ll be able to convert your text quickly between languages.
Download and install LangOver.
By default, LangOver uses the F10 key to activate the language switch. You can also configure it to use the middle button of your mouse as well.
After the configuration, you can start using it. While typing in one language, you can quickly press F10 to translate the text and switch the keyboard setting. You can also press F6 to perform a reverse translation.
In addition to translating your text, LangOver also comes with text converting function. With the hotkey “Shift + F10″, you can toggle between upper and lowercase.
More hotkeys available in LangOver include “Ctrl + G” and “Ctrl + T” which would take the selected text and perform a search/translation in Google.
Obviously, LangOver is not meant for everyone. I used an English keyboard to type both English and Chinese words, so LangOver is not working for me. However, if you are using a non-English keyboard and need to switch between English and your native language, then LangOver could be useful. You won’t need it all the times, but when you do, it sure can save you from insanity.