I can’t find this specific problem elsewhere on the forum, apologies if I’ve missed it:
I have the English version of Dorico 2, however all my key commands are for some reason automatically set to German which isn’t much use with an English keyboard. Everything else is in the right language. I have tried setting the general language to English and keyboard language to English (it was on ‘default’ before) but this made no difference. I didn’t ever have this problem with Dorico 1 - it arose after the upgrade.
I did have some installation problems. The first time I opened Dorico 2 my computer (Windows 10) crashed saying it ‘attempted to write to read only memory’. After restart I have had no more major problems other than the key commands.
I have found a similar problem, possibly related to the same bug: I am using German as user interface language in Dorico 2, running on a computer with US American keyboard (Windows Keyboard layout setting: United States-International). However, the keyboard shortcuts are displayed in German, not as they should in English.
No, strangely, they are set with Ctrl. E.g ‘Ctrl+Shift+I’ for ‘Note Input Options’. However for ‘End Tuplet Input’ it is giving me ‘Shift+O [with umlaut]’ and for ‘flat’ it’s set to ‘ß’. I tried changing the key command for ‘Flat’ to ‘-’ and sharp to ‘=’ (which if I remember correctly were the default English shortcuts) but this has made no difference.
Yes, well under ‘Windows display language’ it is set to ‘English (United Kingdom)’. In ‘advanced keyboard settings’ it is set to ‘use language list (recommended)’ which I assume means English as this is the Windows display language my computer is set in. I am using my laptop keyboard, not an external keyboard and I have never encountered language problems before (and I never had the problem in Dorico 1).
Nope, you haven’t. That’s the default one from inside the Dorico application folder in Program Files. Can you send the one from inside your user’s application data folder? You can paste the path I gave in my previous reply into Windows Explorer to go to that folder.
This file is indeed the right one, and weirdly the shortcuts defined in there are indeed using the German keyboard layout. What I suggest you do is quit Dorico, move that file out of the way, e.g. rename it to keycommands_en.bak so that Dorico won’t load it, then restart Dorico, and try setting your custom shortcuts again, to see if they now show up with the expected English keys.
Maybe I changed it, sorry… I’m on my MacBook at the moment and can’t verify…
In the tutorial video it was shown like this for naturals, flats and sharps:
Have you done this?
I want to… but where’s that file located on Mac? And as my problem is vice versa to the suggested solution (English Dorico with German keyboard instead of German Dorico with American keyboard) I don’t know which file to rename. “_en” to “_de” or “_de” to “_en”? And why does this happen on the MacBook but not on the MacPro? MacBook has High Sierra and MacPro Sierra… maybe that’s the reason?
Thanks! I’ll try. (And maybe I could just copy my MacPro files to the MacBook.)
Edit ~/Library/Application Support/Steinberg/Dorico
Nothing in there except Noteperformer settings. I think on Mac these language files are probably part of the application package. But I don’t dare to manipulate in there…
The files in the application package are the default ones. The file that is created when you choose your own shortcuts is really at that location (~/Library/etc…) Make sure you check the right ~/Library. It can be hidden and you can access it by pressing alt key while clicking on the Go to Menu in the Finder.
Hope it helps!