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Choose keyboard language and special characters

You can use different keyboard languages, sometimes called input methods, on your Chromebook to:

  • Change your typing language
  • Use special characters, like accent marks or currency symbols

Set your keyboard language

  1. Click your account photo.
  2. Click Settings Settings and then Advanced.
  3.  In the "Languages and input" section, click Input method.
  4. Click Manage input methods.
  5. Check the boxes next to the keyboard languages you'd like to use.
  6. Click Back Back.
  7. Optional: To see all your keyboard language options on your desktop, turn on Show input options in the shelf.

Switch between languages

If you have more than one keyboard language turned on, the language you're using will appear in the status area. To switch your language, press Ctrl + ShiftSpace until you see the language you prefer.

You can also use the status area:

  1. Click your account photo.
  2. Click your keyboard language Input.
  3. In the list that shows, click the keyboard language you want to use.

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