How to Add Input Language Keyboard in Windows 11

domenico loia hGV2TfOh0ns unsplash scaled

This post shows students and new users steps to install input language keyboard in Windows 11. When you add an input language keyboard in Windows, you set a language-preference order for websites and apps, as well as change your keyboard language.

Once you installed a language in Windows, the default keyboard layout for the language will be installed as well. You can also install additional keyboards for language-specific key layouts and input options.

When you have multiple input language keyboards set up, you can switch the keyboard layout by pressing and holding the Windows key and then repeatedly press the Spacebar to cycle through all your installed keyboards.

You can also select the language abbreviation in your taskbar then choose the language or input method you want to use.

How learn how to install a language in Windows 11, read the post below:

How to install a language in Windows 11

To change a display language in Windows 11, read this post:

How to change a display language in Windows 11

To remove a language, read the post below:

How to remove a language in Windows 11

How to add language keyboard in Windows 11

As mentioned above, one can add input language keyboard in Windows 11 so they can set a language-preference order for websites and apps, as well as change your keyboard language.

Below is how to do that:

Windows 11 has a centralized location for majority of its settings. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, all can be done from the System Settings pane.

To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + i shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings as shown in the image below:

windows 11 start settings

Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.

Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. In Windows Settings, click Time & language, then on the right pane, and select the Language & region tile to expand it.

windows 11 display language change

On the Language & region settings pane, under Language, click the Preferred languages tile, and select the language that has the keyboard you want, then select Options (ellipses or 3-dots).

windows 11 change input language keybaord

Under Keyboards, click the Add a keyboard button on the Installed keyboards tile. If you don’t see the keyboard you want, you may have to add a new language to get additional options.

installed keyboards windows 11 buttons

Next, select keyboard for the language you want to install

windows 11 install input language keyboard options

Now when you look under Keyboard for your preferred language option, you should see additional input keyboards you installed.

windows 11 keyboard options select

You can select the language abbreviation in your taskbar then choose the language or input method you want to use.

windows 11 switch keyboard input language taskbar

That should do it! You have successfully installed an input language keyboard in Windows 11.

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to install input language keyboards in Windows 11. If you find any error above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.