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Language Keyboards in Mac OS 10.9

1. Open System Preferences by selecting it from the Apple menu or clicking on its icon in the Dock.

 system preferences     OR     gears


2. Click on the Language & Region icon in the first row of the System Preferences menu.

System Preferences menu


3. Click on the Keyboard Preferences at the lower part of the Language & Region window.

Input Sources tab


4. Click the + box near the bottom left of the Keyboard window.

Checking boxes


5. Select a language from the left menu, and then a keyboard from the choices provided on the right.  Click Add at the lower right of the window and you're done!



6. To switch back and forth between languages, select the language you would like to use from the Input menu in the upper right menu bar. The Input menu displays the flag representing the language you are currently using.

Select a language from the input menu


7. To view the on-screen keyboard, select Show Keyboard Viewer from the Input menu.  This is what the Russian keyboard looks like.

russian keyboard


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