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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 Show advanced settings.
  3. In the "Languages" section, click Language and input settings.
  4. In the left column, select the language you'd like to use.
    • If the language you want to use isn't already listed, click Add, pick the language you want to use, then click OK.
  5. In the right column, check the boxes next to the keyboards you want to use.
  6. Click Done.

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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