How to switch languages on your Mac

How to switch languages on your Mac

There are two parts to changing the language. The first is changing the system language – menus, dialogs, etc. The other is changing the language of the keyboard output. Here’s how to change the Mac language.

Changing the system language

  1. System Preferences.
  2. Select the Language and Region pane.
  3. Click General.
  4. If the language you want to add is in the Preferred Languages list, select it.
  5. If the language you want is not in the list, click + and select it from the list. Click Add.
  6. Exit System Preferences.

Changing the language of the keyboard output

  1. System Preferences.
  2. Select the Keyboard pane, then select the Input Sources tab.
  3. If the language you want to use is not displayed in the sidebar, press “+”.
  4. Select the language you want from the menu. You will see the on-screen keyboard in the window change to match your selection.
  5. Press Add.
  6. Select the language in the sidebar.
  7. Make sure the Show input source box in the menu bar is checked.
  8. Exit System Preferences.

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