How to add languages to your Windows PC


It is always frustrating when you are trying to type a foreign language and you will need to start copy-and-pasting special characters like é, but on a serious note, you wish to have an easier way to do it. With the Windows system, it allows users to easily add and switch between different languages without having to buy a new physical keyboard. With this feature, you can easily share your Windows system with friends and colleagues at work who speaks another language. In this article, you will learn how to add languages to your Windows PC. Please see how to Change Visual Studio Code UI language, and How to change or add another keyboard language in Windows Server.

Now follow the below steps on adding a new language to your computer. A language pack will help convert the names of menus, field boxes, and labels throughout the user interface into another language. For more guides on Windows OS, you can read these: How to Install Windows Admin Center on Windows 10 & 11, fix to fix Windows 10 and Windows 11 updates will now expire for better performance, How to install and uninstall Docker Desktop on Windows 10 and Windows Server, How to upgrade Windows 10 with an unsupported CPU and TPM 1.0 to Windows 11​, How to Upgrade Windows 11 Pro to Enterprise and vice Versa, and how to install Windows 11 on HyperV.

Add languages to your Windows Computer

To access Windows Setting. Click Start > setting or Press Windows key + I as shown below


Now click Time & Language.      

Windows Settings

Select the Language tab then click Add Language.

Add Language

In this guide, we will be selecting French as the language we will be installing. You will search for the type of language you want by typing it in the search box. You will notice in the image below the different subgroups for a particular language. All you will do is select the language based on your region or dialect and click Next.

Choose Language

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Install language features

Under the Install language features you can check the Install language pack and Set as my Windows display language you can also decide to uncheck all other Optional language features and click Install.

Install Language

Installing the language pack

Language Options

After installing then you will notice the language will now be added to the list of other languages already installed on the computer. Check the below image you will notice the French language we just installed.

Add Language

To set the Windows display language you only need to click on the drop-down and select your desired language and restart the system for it to take effect.

Windows display language

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I hope you found this blog post on how to add languages to your Windows PC interesting and helpful. In case you have any questions do not hesitate to ask in the comment section.

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