Arabic class in ILRC

Windows Language Keyboards

Windows 7 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.

  1. Open Regional and Language Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Clock, Language, and Region, and then clicking Regional and Language Options.
  2. Click the Keyboards and Languages tab, and then click Change keyboards.

    Win 7 Keyboard Setup 1
  3. Under Installed services, click Add.
  4. Double-click the language you want to add, double-click the text services you want to add, select the text services options you want to add, and then click OK. Most commonly selected languages in the ILRC include:

    AR – Arabic (Jordan) – Arabic 101 Keyboard
    CH – Chinese (Traditional, Taiwan) – Phonetic, New Phonetic, or US Keyboards
    CH – Chinese (Simplified, PRC) – Pinyin ABC input, Pinyin New Experience, or US Keyboards
    HE – Hebrew (Israel) – Hebrew Keyboard
    HI – Hindi (India) – Devanagari INSRCRIPT or Hindi Traditional Keyboards
    JP – Japanese (Japan) – Japanese or Microsoft IME Keyboards
    KO – Korean (Korea) – Korean or Microsoft IME Keyboards
    RU – Russian (Russia) – Russian Keyboard

Change your keyboard layout

You can customize your keyboard for a specific language or format by changing the keyboard layout. The layout controls which characters appear on the screen when you press the keys on your keyboard. Some input languages have several keyboard layouts; others have only one. For example, you can change your keyboard layout from the English QWERTY format to the English Dvorak format. After you change the layout, the characters on your screen might not correspond to the characters on your keyboard keys. Before you can change the keyboard layout, you must add the input language and keyboard layout that you want to use to Windows.

  1. On the Language bar, click the Input language button, and then select an input language.
  2. Click the Keyboard layout button, and then select a keyboard layout.
    Win 7 Keyboard Setup 2

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.