HOW TO USE MICROSOFT WINDOWS
IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES
WINDOWS 8 (Click
Here are two pages from Microsoft:
The information is a bit confusing. What you need to know is that after
you install the Language Bar you may need to click on it to further fine tune
its operation or else it won't work, particularly for Asian languages like
Chinese and Japanese.
click here for Microsoft help.
Windows XP is designed from the ground up for international use. A
whole series of foreign languages are already loaded or available from the
To install Asian languages, go to the control panel and click on "regional and language options."
Then click on the "languages" tab at the top.
Check the two boxes, they are labeled "Install files for complex language
script" and "Install files for East Asian Languages."
Click the "Apply" button at the bottom right of the window. You may be prompted
to restart the computer.
Next return to the "languages" tab in the "regional language options" icon in
the control panel.
This time click the "details" button.
A new window will pop up, click on the "Add" button. Here you can add whatever
languages you want. The best part is that it will only install it as
a language font, it will not effect the language settings of your computer or
what language Windows displays.
After you have selected the language you want, click okay. Again you may be
asked to restart the computer.
Repeat this for any languages that you want to install.
Lastly, return to the "Details" window and this time click on the button called
"language bar" at the bottom. Ensure that the first, third and fourth
boxes are checked.
After you have restarted once again, at the bottom
of your screen you will see a button that says "EN" or "English" click that
button and you will see the list of languages that you installed. Select the
one that you want, and begin typing! When you want to go back to English, just
click on the button again and select English. Again, this feature will not
change the language of the tool bar or start button, but only the input