Clock, Language, and Region
In Windows 7 you can change both the language of the keyboard you use to type things and the language of the visual interface (the latter only in Windows 7 Ultimate). In this tutorial, we show you how to manage the keyboard input languages on your Windows 7 computer. We explain how to add or remove a language, preview the keyboard layout of a language, customize the language bar, and switch between keyboard languages. Let's get started:
Many people type in more than one language on their computers and devices with Windows 10. If you are one of them, you may need to install a new keyboard input language, add a specific variant of a keyboard input language, switch between keyboard languages, or you may need to remove some of your installed keyboard input languages. If you need to do any of these things, then you should read this tutorial:
If you are not a native English speaker, you might want to use apps in your language. That includes any software, starting from your operating system to your favorite Office productivity suite and your primary web browser. If your browser of choice is Mozilla Firefox and you do not know how to change its user interface language, then you should read this guide. We show you two ways to get Firefox working in any language that you want:
NOTE: We assume that you already have Mozilla Firefox installed but it is not in the language that you want.
Did you just buy a new laptop, tablet or PC with Windows 10? Is the operating system available only in English? Do you want to use it in another language like Spanish, Chinese, German or Hindi? For Windows 10, Microsoft offers more than 100 language packs that are available for download and use by anyone with a valid license. Here is how to download and install any display language and how to switch from English to the language of your choosing. At the end of this tutorial, we have links to other guides that help you translate every possible part of the operating system.
Focus Assist (formerly known as Quiet hours) is a feature that helps block notifications during specific time intervals, during presentations or while playing games on your Windows 10 PC or device. If you configure it and turn it on, you can enjoy some peace, away from notifications that interrupt you and distract you from what is important. Here is how to use and how to configure Focus Assist, in Windows 10:
If you have an iPhone or an iPad that uses English as its default language, for example, then the default keyboard is probably also set to English. However, you might prefer to use a keyboard designed for another language when you communicate using text messages. Or maybe you need a different keyboard input language only in some situations, like when you are texting a friend who speaks Spanish. Whatever your reasons are, in this guide we show you how to install a new keyboard input language on your iPhone or iPad, and also how to switch between the installed keyboard input languages:
If you have bought a new iPhone or iPad, there is a high chance that it was set by default to use English as the display language. If you are not a native English speaker, you might want to change the display language to your mother tongue or to some other language that you understand better than English. Or maybe it is just the other way around: your iPhone or iPad uses German, French, Chinese, Spanish or any other language that you are not friends with. Maybe, you want to change the display language of your new Apple device to English.
Make Windows correctly display characters from languages other than English (set non-Unicode programs)
Do you use Windows in English, and run apps, files and multimedia files in other languages with different characters? Have you ever had problems with apps or content written in languages which use different characters from those found in English? Languages like Spanish, German, Polish, Arabic, Russian, Romanian or Hebrew? If you do, then you should read this article and understand how to make Windows correctly display characters from other languages:
Many users purchase an Android smartphone or tablet that comes with the user interface in English, and they want to have it translated into their language, like Spanish, French, Chinese, German and so on. Luckily, most Android smartphones and tablets offer this feature straight from the box, and all it takes is a couple of taps to change the display language that is used. Here is what you have to do to change the language used for displaying the Android operating system:
Do you want to configure in detail all the date and time settings available in Windows 10, Windows 7 or Windows 8.1? Would you like to customize the format of the date and time that is shown in Windows, change your timezone or how Windows updates the local time using information from public servers? In this tutorial, you will learn all this and more: