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Setting default keyboard layout application-specific?

I'm using WinXP with the keyboard layout language bar set to default. My problem is, I want to set the keyboard layout individually from startup of said application. In Outlook I need umlauts so I use the German layout but in eclipse I use US layout because the German one isn't ideal for programming. Is it possible to define an application parameter so I don't have to switch it manually every time I start the app?

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Guest [Entry]

"If you go to Control Panel / Regional and Language Options / Languages / Details / Key Settings"", you can define hotkeys for language changes.

You may couple this with a macro language like AutoHotkey to define a macro that starts your application with the correct language / keyboard layout."
Guest [Entry]

"You could simply use the US international keyboard, which is the normal US keyboard, but you also get umlauts, ß, ç...

I write in Portuguese, German and also program – everything using the same keyboard layout."