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Windows 10


  • Open PC Settings and go to Time & language.
  • Then, click or tap "Region & language".

  • In the middle, you will see a section called "Languages,"  displaying the languages that have been installed on your Windows 10 PC or device.

  • To add a new keyboard input language, press "Add a language".
  • This opens a long list of languages that are available for Windows 10.

  • Click or tap the one you want to use and then you will be shown several versions of that language, for the different countries that speak it. Select the language used in the country you prefer.

  • The selected language is now installed.

Windows 8


Windows 8.1 has a more complete PC Settings panel which now includes options to add and remove keyboard input languages, without going to the Desktop like in Windows 8.

  • Then, click or tap "Region and language".

  • On the right, you will see the section named Languages, displaying the languages that have been installed on your Windows 8.1 PC or device.

  • To add a new keyboard input language, press "Add a language".

  • This opens a long list of languages that are available for Windows 8.1.

 

  • Click or tap the one you want to use and then you will be shown several versions of that language, for the different countries that speak it. Select the language used in the country you prefer.

 

 

  • You are back to the Languages section where Windows 8.1 takes a few moments to install the keyboard language you have chosen. If that language is also available as a display language, Windows 8.1 will say "Language pack available".

  • The selected keyboard input language is now installed.


Windows 7


  • Click Start and then Control Panel
  • In Control Panel, if you are in "Category" view, select "Small Icons" or "Large Icons" in the "View By" drop-down menu (top right).
  • Click on Regional and Language

  • Click the Keyboards and Languages and then click Change Keyboards.

  • Under Installed Services, click Add.
  • In the Add Input Language dialog box, select the keyboard layout you would like to add from the list available and click OK.

  • The keyboard layout you added will be included in the list.
  • You can change the priority of the languages in the list by using the "Move Up" and "Move Down" buttons.
  • You can switch between different languages (= keyboard languages) by clicking on the Language Bar button or by pressing the ALT + Shift keys.

Windows Vista


  • Click Start and then Control Panel
  • In Control Panel, if you are in Classic View, click on Control Panel Home (top left corner)
  • Open Clock, Language, and Region
  • Click on Regional and Language Options
  • Click the Keyboards and Languages and then click Change keyboards.
  • Under Installed Services, click Add.
  • In the Add Input Language dialog box, select the keyboard layout you would like to add from the list available and click OK.
  • The keyboard layout you added will be included in the list. To set the new layout as your default, select it from the list. Click OK to save your changes.
  • You can switch between different languages (= keyboard languages) by clicking on the Language Bar button or by pressing the ALT + Shift keys.

 

Mac OSX 10.11


If you want to have your keyboard display in another language, you can choose to have your keyboard switch between several different languages. To make that change, please do the following:

  • Choose Apple menu > System Preferences.
  • Click on Languages & Region.

  • Click on Keyboard Preferences.

  • Click the "+" sign to bring up more language options.
  • Select the language you would like and then click "Add."
  • You will now see the language you have picked as an option on the left. Click on it to see the keyboard options.
  • On the right hand corner of the screen, next to the date and time, a little flag will appear for the country your keyboard is currently set to. Clicking on it will allow you to switch to the other country. You can also look at the character viewer or keyboard viewer if you have forgotten anything.

  • You will now be able to type in your preferred language, using symbols and accents.

Mac OSX 10.9


If you want to have your keyboard display in another language, you can choose to have your keyboard switch between several different languages. To make that change, please do the following:

  • Choose Apple menu > System Preferences.
     

  •  Click on Languages and Regions.

  • Click on Keyboard Preferences.

  • Click on the + sign to bring up a selection of other languages.

  • Choose the language you would like and click on Add.

  • You will now see the language you have picked as an option on the left. Click on it to see the keyboard options.

  • On the top right-hand corner of the screen, next to the date and time, a little flag will appear for the country your keyboard is currently set to. Clicking on it will allow you to switch to the other country. You can also look at the character viewer or keyboard viewer if you have forgotten anything.

  • You will now be able to type in your preferred language, using symbols and accents. 

 

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