Windows Phone 8.1 devices generally have English plus your native language as the default keyboard input languages available for typing messages and emails. In today's world many of us know more than one language and we communicate with people all over the world. In such situations we need more than one keyboard input language installed on our smartphones. How do you add a new keyboard input language in Windows Phone 8.1? Let's find out in this tutorial.
Clock, Language, and Region
How to configure the clock, language, and region settings in Windows 7 and Windows 8.
While Cortana's native language is English, she's not limited to just that. She is able to understand and speak in other languages too. For each of the languages she knows, she is able to adapt not only her voice and speech style, but also the information she offers to her user: things like news, movies, sports or even stock exchanges. The question is how can you configure her to speak a different language from the language she arrived with. Read our tutorial to learn all the steps required:
If you purchased your Windows Phone overseas or you accidentally changed some settings you may end up with an unknown language, that you may find impossible to understand. Fortunately, we can help you solve this problem in no time. In this article, we will show you how to switch the display language of your Windows Phone to your own native language. You can do this in no time, unless you are using a more exotic language for which Windows Phone does not provide support. Let's assume that this is not the case though, and see how the usual process works. Let's go:
While working with the applications included in the Windows Essentials package, I discovered that there are no options to change the display language in their configuration menus. That's when I started to ask myself: how can this be achieved without having to uninstall the applications and reinstall them in a different language? To my surprise, making this change is actually not that hard - you simply need to search for a hidden language selector application that's installed with this suite. This tutorial will explain how this works.
If you are a multilingual person, you are likely to switch between multiple input languages in your work day. Luckily, there are several methods for doing this, some faster than others. In this tutorial I will cover all of them in detail, so that you can choose the method that works best for you.
Many Windows users from all over the world need to use more than one keyboard input language in their work. Some of our team members at 7 Tutorials use at least two languages on a daily basis. Windows 8 and 8.1 come to meet our needs by making it easier than ever to work with keyboard input languages. Adding and removing languages is very easy, as you will see from this detailed tutorial.
If you have a PC or device that is used by many people, you might want to setup the same display and keyboard input languages, format and location settings for all user accounts. Setting this up manually for one user account is a lengthy process. Setting things up for all user accounts is simply painful. Fortunately for us, both Windows 7 and Windows 8 offer a simple way to configure all these settings on your main user account and have them copied to other user accounts or all the accounts that will be created in the future. Here’s how this is done:
Have you ever had problems with running applications written in languages which use special character sets like Chinese, Arabic, Russian, Romanian or Hebrew? If you have, then you should read this article about Unicode and changing the language used for non-Unicode programs. If this sounds like gibberish to you, don't worry - read on and you will understand what Unicode is, how it works and how to make Windows 7 and Windows 8 correctly display programs which use non-Unicode character sets.
Are you using a Windows 8.1 tablet like the Surface 2 or a hybrid device with a touch screen? Then, while typing, you might have noticed some issues with the way the touch keyboard works in Windows 8.1. If that's the case for you, then read this guide on how to set up the touch keyboard, so that it works the way you want to.
To help you type faster and better, Windows Phone 8 has two features that are activated each time you write a message: autocorrect and text suggestions. Personally, I found that the autocorrect does more harm than good, especially if you type in languages other than English. If you would like to disable it, this tutorial will show you how. Also, I will present the other typing related settings and features and advise you on whether you should disable them or not.
You may buy a Windows Phone 8 smartphone from a foreign country or you may forget to customize its default configuration, and the wrong country and region are set. Whatever the reason, this means that you don't get access to local apps and services that are available for your specific country. If that's the case for your Windows Phone 8 smartphone, you need to change its country and region. Here's how this is done.
Both Windows 7 and Windows 8 give you the ability to set, in detail, the format used for displaying dates, times, your local currency and the measurements system used by the operating system. If you would like to know how to change all these settings and more, don't hesitate to read this step by step guide.