I recently experienced what could be misinterpreted as a bug in Visual Studio 2008.  While feverishly typing code, the language "randomly" changed to Chinese.  Here's what it looked like:

Chinese

Of course it's not a a bug--it's a feature!  Left ALT + SHIFT is the Windows shortcut for changing the input language, and since I use ALT and SHIFT so frequently in Visual Studio, I occasionally hit the keys at the same time!

You can easily see which language you are in by looking at the language bar:

japanese

You can change or disable the keystrokes by right-clicking on the language bar and selecting Settings:

LanguageSettings

Then select Between input languages and click Change Key Sequence:

ChangeKeySequence

If you have fat finger issues like me, you probably want to select Not Assigned.

So next time you find something that seems like a bug, remember, it just might be a feature!

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