Add Input Language Service/Keyboard in Windows XP
Posted by Anthony B. on 09 January 2012 05:55 AM

Please consult knowledge base article #13, Enabling Supplemental Language Support in Windows XP, before proceeding with the steps below.


Step 1 [Add Input Language Service/Keyboard]

  1. Open your Windows XP Control Panel. This can be found in your Start Menu.
  2. Click "Date, Time, Language and Regional Options"
  3. Click "Regional and Language Options". A new window will appear.
  4. From the Regional and Language Options Window, click on the "Languages Tab"
  5. Click the "Details..." button under "Text services and input languages". A new window will appear.
  6. Under the "Settings" tab in the "Text Services and Input Languages" window that just popped up, you will see a region titled "Installed services" indicating the keyboards / language input services installed on your system. Click the "Add..." button to add a new keyboard/language service. A new window will appear.
  7. Under the "Add Input Language" window that just appeared, select the input language you wish to use, and the keyboard layout style. Click the "OK" button. The window will disappear.
  8. Click the "OK" button in the "Text Services and Input Languages" window.
  9. Click the "OK" button in the "Regional and Language Options" window.


Step 2 [Select Language]

  1. The language bar should now be accessible from your Windows Task Bar.
  2. Select the language that you would like to input text with, or use the Left-Alt+Shift keyboard combination to switch between input languages.
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