How to keep separate *default* display language from keyboard language

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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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    How to keep separate *default* display language from keyboard language


    Hello new user here! I'm not sure if this is exactly the correct session to post, dear mods bear with me!

    So, I'm setting up a laptop for a friend using Windows 10. His nationality is Greek and not quite good with English so I put the system display language, currency/time formats and location all in Greek.


    Quite to an oddity though he likes to chat in "greeklish" (which is the term used for greek being typed in latin/english characters). Moreover his initial password for log in is also with latin/english characters. And it's quite annoying that the keyboard is always initializing in Greek layout due to system language selection to begin with.


    I'm trying to find some way to keep the system language in Greek along with time/date/currency formating but retain the initial keyboard layout in English (USA). I don't mean I don't want a greek typing keyboard - I merely want the USA one to be selected when the computer boots. I tried messing around with language and locality settings in "Region & Language". But if I set the English (USA) first in list this automatically changes my system language as well, which I don't want to happen.


    Is there any way to go about it? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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  2. Posts : 487
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    I think it's a bug, because when playing around with it, it doesn't necessarily seem to be the Windows Display Language it keeps resetting back to when rebooting. Just now, I managed to get it so that it kept resetting back to my second language when re-booting .

    As such, I'm not aware of a proper fix, but a 'work-a-round' I just found that you can try is go to Settings App, then:

    1) Set up your main Windows Display language (Greek), go to Options, add United States INTL keyboard and delete any other keyboards.

    2) Add your second language (English), go to Options, add United States INTL keyboard and delete any other keyboards.

    3) Then toggle the default language ('Set As Default' button) to the second language (English), and then back to main language (Greek). Don't reboot inbetween toggling them, as doing so will change the entire Windows Display Language to English, which you don't want to do.

    4) Now when you re-boot, it should keep changing back to Greek with United States INTL keyboard.

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    Addition:
    If you still want to be able to use a Greek Keyboard for typing as well as the United States INTL keyboard, then the keyboard at the top is the default keyboard for that language (see below screenshot).

    You canít drag & drop to change the keyboard order, therefore the order that the keyboards are added determines the default keyboard for that language. So, in Step 1 add a United States INTL keyboard, remove the Greek keyboard, then re-add the Greek keyboard. This puts the United States INTL keyboard at the top (default) and the Greek Keyboard below it (not default).

    Now when re-booting, it should default back to Greek with United States INTL keyboard, but you will have the option to set the Language Input Selector in the Windows TaskBar to either:

    - Greek input language with Greek keyboard
    - Greek input language with United States INTL keyboard
    - English input language with United States INTL keyboard

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    Last edited by ARC1020; 23 Sep 2016 at 06:02. Reason: Added 'Addition' to bottom of post
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  3. Posts : 66
    Windows 10 Pro x64 version 20H2
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    I have a similar problem. The laptop has a Spanish keyboard, but I want to use English as display language.
    I have followed the above recipe to force Windows to use Spanish for the keyboard setting and that seemed to work, for a while. There was only one key board: Spanish.

    Now somehow the US-English keyboard has reappeared and it won't go away. In the settings this is not visible: there is only a Spanish keyboard. But the keyboard behaves as an English keyboard ("@" is at shift-2, not at alt-gr-2).

    HAs anybody seen this too? Has anybody a solution?

    TIA,

    Bart

    - - - Updated - - -

    In an other thread in this forum I found that in Advanced Keyboard Settings you can override the default input method.
    Although it was already set as I want it, resetting it to use the language list, and back to the setting I want, does help (for a while). This is similar to the solution above, setting something to what you don't want, and back to what you want.

    It seems to me that this whole mechanism is rather fuzzy.

    Bart
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