Answered By: Gabe [Research & Writing Studio]
Last Updated: Feb 17, 2017     Views: 23013

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.

Comments (2)

  1. 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.
    by Nancy on Feb 17, 2017.
  2. Brilliant! So simple when you know how - Thank You!
    by Vanessa on May 09, 2017.

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