How to use another keyboard language on Mac: You can change the language of the keys on your Mac. This means that you can make your English keyboard type characters from a different language. Basically, the keyboard keys will either type the same letter or symbol as what is written on your keyboard, or they will type a character from the other language. This could be helpful if you type a lot in a different language or if that language has a lot of characters that are hard to type on an English keyboard.
Input sources are the ways that keyboards are set up for different languages. Change the input source from the input menu when you want to switch to a different language layout.
How to Change the Keyboard Language on Mac
- Choose System Preferences from the Apple menu.
- Click on Keyboard, then click on Input Sources.
- Click the “+” button to add something.
- You can use the Search field to find your language, then click on Add.
- Make sure that “Show the input menu in the menu bar” is chosen.
Switch to the new keyboard language
Find the Input menu in the menu bar at the top of your screen when you want to type in the new language. It will be on the right side of the bar.
- Select Show Keyboard Viewer from the Input menu. This lets you see how the new keyboard is set up. Try pressing keys like Shift, Option, or Command to see how that changes what characters the keys will type. This can help even if you are used to typing in a different language.
- Choose the language you want to use from the “Input” menu.
How to switch keyboard languages
You can always change languages by using the “Input” menu. Some apps might not work with every keyboard. If that’s the case, those options will be grayed out in the Input menu.
From the Input menu, press: to move to the next keyboard language in the list of languages.
To get to the previous language: