Hello everybody! In this video, I’ll show you how to changeWindows display language, how to add, set up and remove additional languages in youroperating system.
We will also have a look at possible difficultiesyou might have, see how to restore the disappearing language bar, how to assign a particular languageto certain programs, and talk about some more language settings in Windows 10, 8 or 7.
So, let’s begin.
Adding a language For example, you have an English version ofthe operating system, and you want to add another language.
Open Control Panel (you can do it throughthe search field by entering “Control Panel”), then select “Clock, Language and Region”and click on “Add a language,” once more “Add a language” and select the languageyou want from the list; when you do it, click “Add.
” Now the new language has been added, you cansee the language bar, so you can switch it to any language you want and use it.
Changing the display language If having one more language is not enough,and you want to change the operating system display language, click on “Options” inthe same menu, and in the window that opens, click on “Download and install Languagepack,” then “Yes,” and wait for the download to finish – it may take some time.
Now the language pack is installed.
To make it a default language, left-clickon it and choose “Move up” – now you can see the display language will change whenyou log in next time, so you have to restart the computer to change the display languageinto the new one.
As you can see, the display language is ina new language now, but you might have noticed the welcome screen was still in English.
Now I’m going to show you what to do tofix this problem.
Open the Control Panel – to get is started,enter into the search field “control panel” and everything is shown in the proper languagenow.
Select “Clock, Language and Region,” then“Region” where you can set up language parameters for the welcome screen, systemaccounts and new user accounts, location as well as date and time formats.
Open “Location” tab and choose the necessaryitem from the list.
Go to the tab “Administrative,” then “Copysettings,” check the box next to “Welcome screen and system accounts” and “New useraccounts” and click OK.
The system will suggest a restart for thechanges to take effect.
When the system boots next time, you willsee the welcome screen in a different language.
Troubleshooting when downloading the languagepack and changing the display language If the option “Download and install languagepack” is unavailable or not shown for some reason, you should go to the Control Panel,and search the language settings for the menu “Advanced settings.
” In “Override for Windows display language,”set the choice for “Use the language list.
” After that, the option “Download and installlanguage pack” should appear in the settings of the selected language pack.
If you have a certain language selected asa default display language, and you need to change it quickly into English or anotherlanguage, select the necessary language from the list in this menu and click “Save.
” The system will suggest you to relog for thechanges to take effect; now your display language changes into English.
It’s very convenient when, for example,when you’re making a video and you need to show Windows settings in another languageor make a setting screenshot.
Choosing default input method In the same menu, you can select the defaultinput language at system logon.
For example, you have a certain input languageselected at logon, but it’s convenient for you to have your system boot with English,so you change the settings in “Override for default input method” to choose Englishand click “Save.
” When the operating system boots next time,the default input language will change to the one you have chosen.
Choosing input method for every application In this menu, you can also choose the inputmethod for every application.
How it works? For example, when I work in Word writing anarticle in Russian, and at the same time use another application, for example, Notepad,where I write in English, I have to change the language manually every time I switchfrom one application to the other, which is far from comfortable.
Enable this function, and Windows will automaticallydetect the language for every application.
Now, when I work in Word and type in Russian,I don’t have to change the language manually every time I jump to Notepad – the systemdetects the input method automatically and changes it.
Using key shortcuts to switch between inputlanguages Here you can also set how the language baris used.
Just check this box and click on “Options”;in the window that opens, you can set up the language bar location, hide it, make it transparentwhen inactive and so on.
In the previous menu, you can also changethe hotkeys to switch between the languages.
By default, it’s left Alt+Shift, and inWindows 10 – Alt+Shift and Win+Space.
CLick “Change language bar hot keys” andselect “Change Key Sequence” to Ctrl+Shift, “Not Assigned” or “Grave Accent” – thebutton under the Escape button.
Select the method you like and click OK.
Getting the language bar back in Windows 10 If your language bar icon is gone for somestrange reason, it’s easy to have it back.
In Windows 10, open Settings / Personalization/ Taskbar / Turn system icons on or off, or just enter in the search field system iconson or off, and you’ll be redirected to this menu.
Enable “Input indicator” and the languagebar will be displayed in the taskbar.
Fixing the character set issuesWhen you open a program or document, and you see strange symbols instead of the text, openControl Panel / Clock, Language and Region / Region / Administrative / Change systemlocale, and change it into the proper language.
Click OK and restart the system; the incorrectsymbols issue should disappear.
Region In the Region setting, you can change howdate and time is displayed in the toolbar.
In additional settings, set up numbers, decimalsymbol, number of digits after decimal, select the measurement system, metric or U.
These settings influence display of numbersin such applications as Microsoft Excel.
Having changed the currency here and selectingthe currency format for Excel cells, the currency symbol will change from U.
dollar to euroand so on depending on your Windows settings.
Removing a language pack Installing several language packs will influencethe amount of free space available on your hard disk as well as your system performance.
Install only the language packs you are goingto use.
If there is a language pack you are not using,you can remove and save some invaluable space on your disk.
Open Control Panel / Clock, Language and Region/ Language, left-click on the language you want to delete and select “Remove” – that’sall, this language is deleted.
Or, press the key sequence Win+R, and enterthe command in the window that opens: lpksetupand press Enter.
Then, click on “Uninstall display languages,”check the ones you want to remove and click Next.
Wait for the removal to be over, and thenthe system will suggest you to restart.
After the restart, the language is removed,but in this case restarting may take more time than usual, so make sure you don’tshut it down, or you can harm the operating system.
That is all for now.
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