How do I change the language of my keyboard?
What could have happened?
- You select @, but get a " instead. That's because the language you're used to no longer works.
- You select Q, but get an A instead. That's because the language has shifted from US-international or Dutch/Nederlands (QWERTY) to Belgian or French (AZERTY).
No worries, the solution is simple. The problem can be solved in 2 different ways.
1. The keyboard combination
The input language of the keyboard can easily be changed by briefly pressing the CTRL-key and the SHIFT-key at the same time (CTRL + SHIFT). This switches between Windows' different input languages. Oddly enough, this is often the cause of the confusion, because you've accidentally used this combination while typing.
2. Change language via Settings Time & language
- Click the Windows button and open Settings (the gear icon).
- Click Date and Time and go to Region and language in the left menu.
- Click Add a language and select the language you want to use.
- Select the right language by clicking Set as default.