Windows 8 - Changing the Input Language

This document describes how to change the keyboard input language in Windows 8.

Adding an Input Language

  1. Open the Start Screen, type in "Control Panel" and press Enter.

  2. Under Clock, Language, and Region, click Add a language.

    Add a language

  3. Click the Add a language button.

    Add a language 2

  4. Select the language you would click, then click Add.

    Select the language

  5. You should see the language you added appear in the list below.

    Language list

Switching Between Languages

  1. Press Windows + I or move your mouse to the bottom left corner of the screen and click on the gear icon.

  2. You can switch the input language two ways:

    • Press Alt + Shift.

    • Click on the language icon and then click on the language you would like to switch to to switch input languages.

      Switch language

Keywords:change keyboard input language windows 8 settings control panel   Doc ID:27310
Owner:Leah S.Group:DoIT Help Desk
Created:2012-11-09 13:27 CSTUpdated:2013-12-04 10:43 CST
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