Answered By: Gabe [Research & Writing Studio] Last Updated: Feb 17, 2017 Views: 18524
Sometimes your keyboard might change the language it is inputting our even change to another keyboard layout if you accidently change a setting. This can happen by accidently typing a keyboard shortcut or mucking around in the settings.
Here's how you change it back to U.S. English on many PCs (note: you can use similar steps to change the keyboard input to other languages from U.S. English):
- Look in the lower right hand corner. There may be a two letter code in a blue box in the tool bar. Click on that and change it to U.S. English
- You may also see an icon there that looks like a keyboard. Click on that and make sure that it is using the standard keyboard format.
- You can also change your settings on Windows XP by going to Start > Settings > Control panel > Regional and language options > Advanced and change the settings there if you do not have a language icon in your toolbar.
- Thank you very much! It was driving me crazy and this was exactly the problem! I must have hit this by accident and was getting very frustrated. Thank you.
- Brilliant! So simple when you know how - Thank You!