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Keyboard layout?

  1. #21


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Just use PC Settings, its right down there at the right hand corner: Because I use UK Language but US Keyboard. That was one of the first things I had to tackle, I had installed UK language, it gave me UK Keyboard, I had restart the install and choose the US kb.

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  2. #22


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Just use PC Settings, its right down there at the right hand corner: Because I use UK Language but US Keyboard. That was one of the first things I had to tackle, I had installed UK language, it gave me UK Keyboard, I had restart the install and choose the US kb.
    An input language must be installed before it can used it as you mentioned. As for instance in my rigs, all running English Windows but me using mainly the Finnish keyboard layout, I cannot simply select it from the settings menu after install is done. I must first add Finnish Input Language and then add input method, only then can I use my native keyboard layout.

    Your situation is completely different, you are talking about two keyboard layouts within the same Input Language, English.

    Kari
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  3. #23


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Yes, but the language is UK English - But it gives me the option to choose a US KB. I newer installed any other language packs, I'm still using UK English. The Whole Disk is UK English, the disk I used, for Media Center version. But yours looks like the reverse.

    When you started the install, did you choose US English as the language? It would have given you a US Keyboard, unless you choose UK kb in the Setup. It's all there on the Setup Screen, I think it installs whatever Input language you choose. Now that I think about it, my very first Windows 8 install came up with a UK KB, and no way to add a different one at that point - So I had to totally reinstall, choosing the US KB in Setup. Then, then Setup got to the point where it was asking for SkyDrive accounts, I was able to enter my @ key. Sounds like our two cases are just reversed.
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  4. #24


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Sorry but no.

    OP has installed a Japanese Windows. US keyboard layout or input language are not installed automatically in any other than English Windows, in other language versions it is only installed if the user specifically selects it when installing.

    Naturally we non-native English speakers most often want to use a keyboard layout we are more familiar with. Especially our OP; the Japanese Windows needs of course to be installed with Japanese input language, otherwise it would be close to useless.

    Please believe me: your solution will not work for the OP who has Japanese Windows, nor for me who has English Windows but am using Finnish keyboard layout, nor does it work for my wife who has a German Windows which when installed only includes the German keyboard layout. Not to speak of other 30+ Windows languages.

    Kari
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  5. #25


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    I noticed I need to clarify my posts a bit:

    The original issue was about English, yes. Regarding English layouts and input language you are right, of course. But the issue was solved, this thread marked solved.

    What I have been talking here for the last couple of posts is this new OP who came in explaining his / her issue in post #15: Keyboard layout?

    My comments about Japanese OP and Windows refer to this new unsolved issue in this old solved thread.

    Kari
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  6. #26


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    I was responding to the original post before I realized it was solved, I had posted. I'm not familiar with using Japanese, Chinese, yes, I had to set that up for my friends wife, so they could switch languages instantly.
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  7. #27


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    I was very close to start a real argument with you only because I forgot this thread had originally been about English language .

    You were talking about the "Real" OP (post #1), I about the "New OP" (post #15). Good we got it sorted out before the fight started!

    My bad. Take care,

    Kari
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  8. #28


    Am I posting in the wrong place?
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  9. #29


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Just to check I understand you correctly: Using English Display Language and adding JApanese IME keyboard, you cannot type Japanese?
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  10. #30


    What happened to my last post? I think I deleted it by mistake... Can't believe that.
    Yes, English Language + Japanese IME doesn't let me type in Japanese. It only changes the keyboard layout to a Japanese keyboard.
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