Windows Language Keyboards

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These instructions are optimized for Windows 10 Systems

Windows Regional and Language Options control several options on your computer that may vary by region. Formats, Location, keyboards and Languages and Administrative Options. You can edit documents in multiple languages by changing the language (the input language) in which you type. Input languages are included with Windows, but you need to add them to your list of languages before you can use them.

Important Note: Whenever changing languages, be sure you have English (united States) selected as your default Windows Display Language!!! If not, your Windows system will render in the language you defaulted to or the language that is at the top of your selection list!

 

  1. Click the Start button then clicking the Control Panel icon (the Gear Icon).

    Windows Keyboard Setup

  2. In the Windows Setting window, click on the Time & Language menu item.

    Windows Keyboard Setup

  3. In the left-hand sidebar of the Time & Language menu item, select the Language option.

    Windows Keyboard Setup

  4. In the Language menu option, go to the approximate center of the window, and choose the ADD A LANGUAGE option by clicking on the "+" button.

    Windows Keyboard Setup

  5. In the search bar at the top of the “Choose a Language to Install” menu option, type in your language and select the main keyboard for that language. In this example, we typed in "Russian" and selected the main "Russian" keyboard. Press the NEXT button to continue.

    For languages taught at Miami, we recommend the following language keyboard combinations: 

    AR – Arabic (Jordan) – Arabic 101 Keyboard
    CH – Chinese (Traditional, Taiwan) - Microsoft Bopomofo
    CH – Chinese (Simplified, China) – Microsoft Pinyin IME
    HE – Hebrew – Hebrew Standard Keyboard
    HI – Hindi (India) – Devanagari - INSRCRIPT Keyboard
    JP – Japanese - Microsoft IME
    KO – Korean - Microsoft IME
    RU – Russian (Russia) – Russian Mnemonic Keyboard

    Windows Keyboard Setup

    If your selected language provides for it, make sure that “basic typing” is checked, and choose optional add-ons such as Speech and Handwriting. Make sure the “Install Language Pack” checkbox option is set as well. Press the NEXT button to continue.

    Windows Keyboard Setup

  6. Once the language pack is installed successfully, the Language window will display both English and your selected Language options.

    Windows Keyboard Setup

  7. For additional options, click on the your selected Language, and then click the Options button that appears below the selected language.

    Windows Keyboard Setup

  8. Choose the Add a Keyboard option and select your preferred alternative keyboard, if needed, such as a phonetic or mnemonic keyboard.

    Windows Keyboard Setup

    Windows Keyboard Setup

  9. Close out the Settings windows.

  10. In the lower right-hand corner of your Windows desktop, you should see a language option entitled ENG. This means you have English set for your keyboard. Click the ENG button on your system tray to change the language.

    Windows Keyboard Layout

  11. Select your alternative language keyboard to change your language. The ENG letters will change to to indicate you are now in a different keyboard.

On-Screen Keyboard

You can view character inputs virtually by going to the On-Screen Keyboard by clicking the Start button, clicking All Programs, clicking Accessories, clicking Ease of Access, and then clicking On-Screen Keyboard.