Fortunately, Windows 10 now allows users to easily add and switch between different languages without having to buy a separate physical keyboard.
The following instructions will help you add new languages to Windows 10.
- Navigate to Windows Settings by clicking on the gear on the left side of the Start Menu.
- Click on “Time & Language”, then click on “Region & language” in the left sidebar.
- Under “Languages”, click “Add a language”.
- Find the language that you would like to add. After clicking on it, you may be asked to specify a regional dialect. You will be returned to the “Region & language” page.
Once you have followed these steps, a new icon will appear next to the date and time on the bottom-right of your screen. Most likely, it will say “ENG” for English, the current keyboard language.
Click on this icon to open a window listing the currently added languages. From here, you can select a language to change your keyboard’s settings.
By default, some languages use a different keyboard layout than the QWERTY layout used for US English keyboards.
Once you have switched to the new language, test it out by typing in Word, Notepad, or any other program that allows you to enter text.
If the keys you type do not match the letters on the screen, the following instructions can help you fix this issue.
- On the “Region & language” page, under “Languages”, click the language you just added, then click “Options”.
- Scroll down to “Keyboards”, then click “Add a keyboard”.
- Scroll down to “United States-International” and click on it. This keyboard follows the QWERTY layout, but also supports some special characters in other languages.
- Under “Keyboards”, click the other keyboard, then click “Remove”.
This is how you can add other languages to your keyboard. Add as many languages as you like through this procedure.