Change locale of keyboard callouts?

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I have installed Camtasia Studio on a machine where Windows is installed in German.

However, sometimes I'm creating tutorials for an international audience. But the keyboard callouts show text in German only ("Eingabe"  instead of "Enter").

Is it possible to change the keyboard callouts' language?
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Axel

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Joe Morgan

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Not that I'm aware of.

My best suggestion would be to create a callout. Create a text callout positioned directly over that callout. Group them and add them to the Library for future use.

Regards , Joe
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Yeah, I thought so. Just did it like you suggested. But that's quite an amount of work, depending on what I've recorded. I believe I'll drop a suggestion to TechSmith then.

Thanks for replying!
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Hi,
 Did you install the German version of Camtasia Studio or the English version?

If it is the English version, you can try to switch the keyboard through the Windows Control Panel > Change display language > Region and Language dialog box options, in particular the keyboard.

Just set everything you see in those options to English (USA or American).

Before you make any changes, make sure your project is saved and you exit out of Camtasia Studio. If you are asked to reboot your computer, do so.

You can easily change these settings back to all German in the same way you changed them to English.

I'm not sure if this will work for you on the German OS but it's worth a try.

Thanks for using Camtasia Studio.

Kelly
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Excellent! That's the solution.

I've been fiddeling around a little bit here now: In Region & Language you just need to add the requested keyboard layout and apply it to Camtasia Studio from the Windows Task Bar. That'll change the button's text immediately and on the fly. As soon as you assign another keyboard layout to Camtasia Studio from the Windows Task Bar, the callout text changes.

Thank you for helping me on this! Would you mind cancelling my support request which I have opened an hour ago?
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Kelly Mullins, TechSmith Employee & Helper

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Great! I'm glad that worked well for you. I have contacted Technical Support for you.
Kelly
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The quickest way to change keyboard layouts is by pressing Alt-Shift. You may find that some keys are still not in the target language or are just a bit odd; I wrote about that in my blog http://alearningblog.net/e-learning/creating-international-elearning-with-camtasia-glitches-and-tips...
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I becomes clear to me now that fiddling in the Windows system Control Panel is not a feasible option for having Camtasia output keystrokes in a certain language - for two reasons:

  1. If you are not the local administrator of your machine you can't just install a second language
  2. You don't always install an additional language to your machine just because you want to output a Camtasia projects keystroke output in that particular language.

Please, Techsmith, add support for having keystrokes output in any language without requiring access to manipulating the system.
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