Mac 10.5 Leopard ate my Keyboard Viewer

So you just laid down the big bucks and got yourself the newest computer Apple has to offer. Then you moved to another country and decided you needed to activate another input language. You found this blog and read my post about Writing in Czech (Čeština) on your Mac. Sweet you think to yourself, but halfway through the instructions you notice that all of the palettes are missing. Should you just throw away the computer and get a Dell, or should you follow these additional instructions?

  1. Go to Applications >> Utilities
  2. Open Terminal
  3. Enter the following commands one at a time:
    • sudo rm /System/Library/Caches/*
    • sudo rm /var/folders/*/*/-Caches-/*
  4. Quit Terminal
  5. Restart the computer

Now in the International preference pane under Input Menu you should find the missing palettes.

According to Apple: this problem appears on computers that shipped with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard pre-installed or possibly if you used any of these items and migrated your settings from another Mac via Setup Assistant.


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