27 replies on How to change the keyboard input language on your Mac

  1. Martin says:

    thank you. Also, I see U.S. International Keyboard as an option, I believe that is the default keyboard here in the U.S. Can other keyboard layouts with images, avatars, emoji’s, and the like be loaded? I ask the question and yet I don’t know if that is something available? Can you let me know about that?

    • Anonymous says:

      To insert emojis in your text, you can use the keyboard shortcut:
      Command + Control + Spacebar
      An emoji palette opens and you can select the one you want.
      For more symbols, go to System Preferences, and then Keyboard and make sure the “Show keyboard and emoji viewers in menu bar” option is enabled.
      You can then click or tap the language flag in your menu bar and select “Show Emoji & Symbols” to reveal other symbols. Double-click to insert any of them in your text.
      Hope this helps. 🙂

  2. Robert says:

    Im using Thai and English. 🙂

  3. cathryn says:

    so helpful. I have been trying to work out how to switch between english and danish 🙂

  4. mke michelle says:

    Thanks! I use English, Spanish, German and Korean!

  5. Claudia says:

    I use English and German

  6. Marina says:

    English, Spanish, French, italian and soon German

  7. M. Gagnum says:

    I use basically English, but also Norwegian, Spanish, and I am just adding Greek.

  8. Anastasia Chimona says:

    I would like to know the short key key for changing languages

    • Anonymous says:

      Anastasia, I use Control + Space. You can do the same to easily switch between languages.
      If you follow the steps in the last section of the tutorial, you can set your own shortcut for this task.
      Hope this helps.

  9. Sepehr says:

    very useful

  10. Juan says:

    I use both English and Spanish

  11. John says:


  12. Jordan says:

    I really appreciate this article. I switch between Japanese and English, and although I already knew how to change the keyboards, I didn’t know how to create a shortcut, this was super helpful! Thanks!

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  13. Peter K. Pollak says:

    I am using English and Spanish

  14. Lilliam says:

    Thank you for this article! I am at the stage where I need to start exchanging emails with my language partners in Hanguel-so I appreciate it!

  15. ARLEANJZ says:

    Excellent instructions, went thru like a breeze.

  16. Colleen Mallon says:

    I want to go between English and Spanish. Thanks for this helpful tutorial.!

  17. Lamya says:

    English and Arabic

  18. EB says:

    Thank you for this amazing and useful tutorial. Really appreciate it.

  19. Nana says:

    I am using English and Swedish

  20. T.P. says:

    Greek-English US

  21. سارا says:


  22. sayo says:

    Thank you!! It was very helpful with all the images along with detailed explanations. (People who is using English as second language, the images help a lot!) Thank you!!

  23. Madhuri says:

    I added three Indian languages – Sanskrit, Marathi and Telugu

  24. Henry says:

    I added Spanish, because I am trying to learn it. Thank you for this information, it was helpful.

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