Luis is attending graduate school in Germany but wants to keep in touch with his family in Spain by sending letters and e-mail messages to them in Spanish. Depending on how he wants to customize his computer and what software he has installed, he can change the language of his keyboard, change his computer display, or check the spelling or grammar in another language.
Note If your computer is customized but you sometimes need to insert special characters, such as check marks or the umlaut in German (ö), you can use ASCII character codes not on the keyboard or use special characters from the Character Map.
|Type in another language
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|Change a keyboard language
If you want to switch keyboard languages, you can do this in two steps:
- Enable keyboard layouts for different languages in Windows 7, Windows Vista (only for Office 2010), and Windows XP (only for Office 2010).
- Switch between different languages using the Language bar.
|Type special characters
If you want to type a few specific characters, such as the tilde (ñ), or a few symbols, such as a check mark, and you don’t want to use proofing tools or change the language of your keyboard, you can:
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Language packs and language interface packs
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