Change your keyboard layout

Applies to: Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1

Add a language
  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap Settings, and then tap Change PC settings. (If you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, click Settings, and then click Change PC settings.)
  2. Tap or click Time and language, and then tap or click Region and language, and then tap or click Add a language.
  3. Browse for the language you want, and then tap or click it to add it to your language list.

Windows 7

Install or change a display language

You can change the language Windows uses to display text in wizards, dialog boxes, menus, and other items in the user interface. Some display languages are installed by default, while others require you to install additional language files.

To install a display language
To install a Language Interface Pack (LIP), double-click the file to open the setup program. To install a language pack, follow these steps:

  1. Open Region and Language by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Clock, Language, and Region, and then clicking Region and Language.
  2. Click the Keyboards and Languages tab.
  3. Under Display language, click Install/uninstall languages, and then follow the steps. 
    Administrator permission required
     If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

Change your keyboard layout

To change the keyboard layout
  1. On the Language bar, click the Input language button, and then select an input language. 
    Picture of the Language bar
  2. Click the Keyboard layout button, and then select a keyboard layout.