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Leveraging multi-language support for Windows 8

Leveraging multi-language support for Windows 8

This has been the week of Windows 8, the seven most important days for Microsoft in this year that certainly is your product of 2012, one of those who continue to speak in 2013, and a bet quite controversial. The launch of the new version ended last Friday, October 26, but its success or failure can not really commented until a few months.

Aware that this is a very popular product and is probably one of the most used systems before too long, with permission from Mac OS X, Windows itself backward and the most popular distributions of Linux, we wanted to put a special effort articles focused on offering you the upgrade to the new version and get the game to it:

After discussing some of the things you should consider before upgrading, to see exactly how this is done and even take our first steps with new applications for the system, we will continue to see some tricks to leave it to our liking.

Personally I usually write in three different languages, so adding new other than the Windows installation was one of the first things I did after setting up the system, something I’ve been doing for the latest versions of Windows. However, is different in the field of languages, allowing us to use multiple languages in the same installation of Windows to show the elements of the system. That is, although we do the installation in Spanish, we can later add the English language and use it by default, which also can choose different users and is ideal if your computer is used by several people using different languages.

How can we add multiple languages to our brand new installation of Windows? It’s simple, and simply follow the steps below:

  • Access the Control Panel and locate the section Clock, language and region. Once we get there, the language option will show all we have now added. If you have the English installation, you will see English, etc.
  • Click on the Add button and select new language the language you want. Each one will be installed in the system as a Windows update, and we can use as many want but not at the same time, of course.
  • Entering options once we have the language or languages of your choice in the list, access a configuration screen where you can select the input method for writing-we want the system eg in English but writing in Castilian, configure options handwriting or even download the language pack if you have not done yet.

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We have installed the language packs. To change from one to another simply by selecting the appropriate order, the first of the list which will show in the next Windows login.

Finally, a tip related to languages and keyboard change. If we have two different languages such as keyboard input configured, switching between them is as simple as using the key combination Windows + Space, where we show a simple selection dialog instantly change the input method.

Personally I can only encourage them to prove to the new Windows 8, a system that in the weeks I’ve been using it has given me more excellent performance than the previous version, but I do not think you have many news about it, if we experience aside Metro . The proper functioning of the system, however, worth it.

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