Installing language keyboard

Adding languages to a LWSD student laptop

Changing the keyboard language enables you to type the characters that are used in that language.
Instructions are for languages that are pre-loaded on all district devices. The list of languages available is below:

  • zh-cn (Simplified Chinese, China)
  • fr-fr (French)
  • de-de (German)
  • es-es (Spanish)
  • ja-jp (Japanese)
  • zh-tw (Traditional Chinese, Taiwan)
  • ru-ru (Russian)
  • he-il (Hebrew)

Note: Students should be able to add other languages than the ones listed above. These languages are not pre-loaded and may take longer to install. Please plan accordingly. 


  1. Open Settings
  2. In the search bar type “Language Settings,” this will bring you to the Language page:
Language page screenshot


  1. Click on Add a preferred language:
Add a preferred language


  1. In the search bar at the top of the new window, search for the language needed. Either enter the code (JA-JP) or the language (Japanese). Click on the result of the language you wish to add, hit Next.
Choose a language to install


  1. Settings will search for language features, leave “Set as my display language” unchecked. Choose Install.
  2. The window will close and the language will begin installing.
Language installing


  1. Once installed, text will change to “Language pack installed”, user can now start using the keyboard and language.
Language installed


To start using the language installed

  1. In the bottom right of the screen, next to the clock, users should now see “ENG”. Clicking on it will open a menu showing the different languages installed
Use language installed


  1. From the list, user should choose the language they wish to use.
  2. A new option will appear in the system tray, a letter or symbol. User can right click this for more options within the languages
Language list


  1. Keyboard shortcut: To switch between keyboard layouts, press ALT+SHIFT.