How To Enable Multiple Language Keyboard Layouts In Gnome3

 

 
 
If you need to be able to write in different languages you can quickly switch between multiple keyboard layouts in Gnome 3. 
 
Open System settings
 
 
In Gnome 3 select System settings
 
 
 
Select Region and Language
 
 
Select Region and Language
 
 
 
Click on Layouts
 
 
Language - Select Layout Tab
 
 
 
 
 
Select Allow different layouts for individual windows
 
 
 
Allow different layout for individual windows
 
 
Click on the + (add) icon
 
 
Click on the plus (+) icon
 
 
 
Select the language by highlighting it and clicking the Add button.
 
 
Select the language you would like to be able to type in
 
 
 
You should notice a en in the top right corner of your screen. 
 
 
en option in top bar in gnome 3
 
 
 
Now just open the application that you would like to write in.  In this example I am using Libreoffice
 
 
Open you application
 
 
 
Click on en option located in the upper right corner and select the language you would like to write in.
 
 
 
Select your language from the dropdown
 
 
 
You should be ready to start typing away. 
 
 
 
 
 
If you have a US-en keyboard like I do you can purchase little stickers to go on your keyboard so you know what characters go with what key.  They usually cost any where from $0.88 to $10. 
 
 

Keyboard Layout Stickers on Amazon

 
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