Use alternate keyboard layouts
Keyboards come in hundreds of different layouts for different languages. Even for a single language, there are often multiple keyboard layouts, such as the Dvorak layout for English. You can make your keyboard behave like a keyboard with a different layout, regardless of the letters and symbols printed on the keys. This is useful if you often switch between multiple languages.
Click the icon at the very right of the menu bar and select System Settings.
In the Personal section, click Keyboard Layout.
Click the + button, select a layout, and click Add. You can add at most four layouts.
When you add multiple layouts, you can quickly switch between them using the keyboard layout icon in the menu bar. The menu will display a short identifier for the current layout, such as en for the standard English layout. Click the layout indicator and select the layout you want to use from the menu.
When you use multiple layouts, you can choose to have all windows use the same layout or to set a different layout for each window. Using a different layout for each window is useful, for example, if you're writing an article in another language in a word processor window. Your keyboard selection will be remembered for each window as you switch between windows.
By default, new windows will use the default keyboard layout. You can instead choose to have them use the layout of the window you were last using. The default layout is the layout at the top of the list. Use the ↑ and ↓ buttons to move layouts up and down in the list.
You may want to add certain symbols to specific keys or adjust custom option and behaviors. You can do this by clicking Options.