If you speak multiple languages, or your native language isn't the one that came with your Mac, typing on your computer can be frustrating. But you can easily fix this snafu by changing the language of your keyboard.
Just keep in mind that not all keyboard languages are available in all countries or regions. And, depending on the language you select, you may want to buy a keyboard overlay that shows the correct characters.
To change your keyboard's language, you'll need to go through your Mac's system preferences menu. In total, it should only take you a minute or so to complete.
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How to change the keyboard language on a Mac
1. Click the Apple logo in the top-left corner of the screen, then select "System Preferences."
2. Click "Keyboard."
3. Toggle over to the "Input Sources" tab at the top of the window.
4. Click the plus sign at the bottom of the left sidebar and select the language you want to switch over to, then select "Add."
5. Make sure the box next to "Show Input menu in menu bar" is ticked — when it is, you should see a flag icon appear in the toolbar at the top of your screen.
6. Click the flag icon and select the language your want to use with your keyboard.
You can easily toggle back and forth between your different keyboard languages by using that flag icon dropdown at the top of your screen.