How To Set Up A Keyboard In A Different Language – Vista

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Setting up a keyboard in a different language? What?

Have you ever encountered the stickers that you can place on your keyboard, showing the locations of a different language’s keys in addition to your own? This is a similar idea; it actually goes hand-in-hand. What is the point of having the stickers if you can’t type in that language anyways? That’s exactly what this fixes. Instead of typing in English, when you hit the keys, letters from a different alphabet – whichever one you have set up and selected – will appear.

Step 1

Go to the start menu, and open the control panel.

Step 2

Click on “Classic View”.

Step 3

Double-click “Regional and Language Options”.

Step 4

Choose the “Keyboards and Languages” tab.

Step 5

Choose “Change Keyboards”.

Step 6

Click “Add”.

Step 7

Now you can scroll through the list and find the language that you would like to set up on your keyboard. Keep clicking until you get to the check boxes, and check off an option.

Step 8

Next you’ll have to turn on the language bar. Go to the “Language Bar” tab and select “Docked in the Task Bar”. Now your default keyboard language will be English, but in the sidebar, you can change the language with a click.

Step 9

Click “Okay”, and you can now close all of the Control Panel windows.

Step 10

To access the languages, go to the task bar at the bottom of the screen. You should see an “EN”; click on that. From there, you can then choose which language you would like to access.


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