Windows offers a completely internationalized usability. Users are able to activate various language inputs, thus being able to switch between languages as they type. This allows them to type international special characters without the need to use Alt codes.
Windows relies on two settings when deciding in what language you are going to type.
These settings can be set and changed in
Selecting Input Languages
Click on the
The Text Services and Input Languages window opens up. Click on the
Now you are in the Add Input Language window where you can select the languages that you want to be able to use. When you are done selecting, click
Now you can switch between all installed languages using the
The active input language will be used by any other input device besides the keyboard as well.
Setting the System Locale
The second setting is the system locale. The active system locale decides what characters are displayed when producing special characters using the Right Alt and Left Alt ways.
In other words by setting the system locale you decide which code page will be used to display characters.
To set or change the system locale, go to
In the Region and Language window select the
In the Administrative tab click on the
In the Region and Language Settings window select your system locale from the drop-down menu.
To save your settings, click
After changing the system locale, Windows will ask you to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect.
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