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*Avant Assessment has compiled the information in this guide to assist you in activating various language input methods on Chrome Operating Systems. Since software and hardware updates and changes occur quite frequently, these are only suggested processes that we have identified, tested and produced in these simple guides. If one of the processes outlined does not seem to work for your configuration, please check with the developer of your hardware and operating system for more specific support. There may be more updated information available through those resources. As always, Google is also a great resource to use if you are searching for assistance with this process as well.

Chrome OS - Loading Language Keyboards

The 3 main steps required for setting up languages not based on the Latin-alphabet, as well as suggestions for activating each language, are described in detail below:

Step 1: Activate the language keyboard in the system
Step 2: Switch from English (or current language) to the desired language
Step 3: Type in the desired language

Step 1: Activate Language Keyboard

  • Click on your account in the tray in the lower-right corner and select Settings
Account Settings

  • Under Device click on Keyboard
Keyboard

  • Scroll down and click on Change language and input settings
Language and Input Settings

  • Under Languages and input click on Language
Languages and Input

  • Click on Add languages
Add languages

  • Select the checkbox next to the language(s) you wish to add and click Add
Add Languages

  • Next you will need to select the input methods for the added language(s)
  • Click on Input method under the Languages and input section
Settings Input Method

  • Click on Manage input methods
Settings Input Method

  • Check the checkboxes next to the input methods for the languages you have loaded
Arabic Keyboard

Step 2: Switch to the Desired keyboard

  • After activating an additional language keyboard you should see US in the tray directly to the left of your account picture. Click that, then click US keyboard and select the desired keyboard to use
Switch Language Keyboards

  • Note: Quickly switch between activated language keyboards by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Space

Step 3: Type in the Desired Language

  • After switching to the desired keyboard begin typing in the target language.
  • On-Screen Keyboard: Using the On-Screen Keyboard is not required, but may be helpful for test takers typing in languages not based on the Latin-alphabet. Test takers can click the keys on the On-Screen Keyboard, or use it as a keyboard layout reference when typing on the physical keyboard
On-Screen Keyboard

  • To turn on the On-Screen Keyboard click on your account in the tray in the lower-right corner and select Settings
Account Settings

  • Scroll down and click Advanced
Advanced Settings

  • Under Accessibility click Manage accessibility features
Enable On-Screen Keyboard

  • Flip the switch to the right of Enable on-screen keyboard
Enable On-Screen Keyboard

  • Click the keyboard icon in the tray to turn on the on-screen keyboard
On-Screen Keyboard Icon

  • Once the On-Screen Keyboard is turned on the selected language will display on the On-Screen keyboard

Suggested Keyboards & Instructions for Languages not Based on the Latin-Alphabet

Arabic

Step 1: Activate the Arabic Keyboard by adding it
  • Check the checkbox for Arabic and for input method check Arabic keyboard
Load Arabic KeyboardArabic Keyboard
Step 2: Switch the keyboard from English (or current language) to Arabic
Step 3: Begin typing in Arabic
  • Responses need to be typed in Modern Standard Arabic

Arabic Keyboard layout

Chinese (Mandarin) - Simplified

Step 1: Activate the Chinese Simplified Keyboard by adding it
  • Check the checkbox for Chinese (Simplified) and for input method check Pinyin input method
Activate Chinese Simplified LanguageChinese Simplified Input Method
Step 2: Switch the keyboard from English (or current language) to Chinese Simplified
  • You should see US in the tray directly to the left of your account picture. Click that, then click US keyboard in the menu and select Pinyin input method
Step 3: Begin typing in Chinese Simplified
  • Typing in Chinese Simplified begins with typing the pronunciation of the word with letters from the English alphabet, and then hitting the space bar to bring up a drop down list of Chinese Simplified characters to select. If you're using the On-Screen Keyboard you will select your characters there
Note: There is no keyboard layout for for the Chinese (Simplified) - Pinyin Input Method keyboard layout because phrases are spelled out with letters from the English Alphabet

Chinese (Mandarin) - Traditional

Step 1: Activate the Chinese Traditional Keyboard by adding it
  • Check the checkbox for Chinese (Traditional) and for input method check Traditional Pinyin input method
Activate Chinese TraditionalChinese Traditional Input Method
Step 2: Switch the keyboard from English (or current language) to Chinese Traditional
  • You should see US in the tray directly to the left of your account picture. Click that, then click US keyboard in the menu and select Traditional Pinyin input method
Step 3: Begin typing in Chinese Traditional
  • Typing in Chinese Traditional begins with typing the pronunciation of the word with letters from the English alphabet, and then hitting the space bar to bring up a drop down list of Chinese Traditional characters to select. If you're using the On-Screen Keyboard you will select your characters there
Note: There is no keyboard layout for for the Chinese (Traditional) - Traditional Pinyin Input Method keyboard layout because phrases are spelled out with letters from the English Alphabet

Hebrew

Step 1: Activate the Hebrew Keyboard by adding it
  • Check the checkbox for Hebrew language and for input method check Hebrew keyboard
Activate HebrewHebrew Input Method
Step 2: Switch the keyboard from English (or current language) to Hebrew
Step 3: Begin typing in Hebrew

Hebrew keyboard layout

Hindi

Step 1: Activate the Hindi Keyboard by adding it.
  • Check the checkbox Hindi (India) language and for input method check Devanagari keyboard (Phonetic)
Activate HindiHindi Input method
Step 2: Switch the keyboard from English (or current language) to Hindi
  • You should see US in the tray directly to the left of your account picture. Click that, then click US keyboard in the menu and select Devanagari keyboard (Phonetic)
Step 3: Begin typing in Hindi
  • Typing in Hindi starts with typing the pronunciation of the word and then hitting space bar to bring up a drop-down list of characters to select. If you're using the On-Screen Keyboard you will select your characters there
Note: There is no keyboard layout for for the Hindi - Devanagari keyboard (Phonetic) keyboard layout because phrases are spelled out with letters from the English Alphabet

Japanese

Step 1: Activate the Japanese Keyboard by adding it
  • Check the checkbox for Japanese language and forr input method check Japanese keyboard
Activate JapaneseJapanese Input method
Step 2: Switch the keyboard from English (or current language) to Japanese
Step 3: Begin typing in Japanese
  • Typing in Japanese begins with typing the pronunciation of the word with letters from the English alphabet, and then hitting space bar to bring up a drop down list of Japanese characters to choose
Note: There is no keyboard layout for for the Japanese keyboard because phrases are spelled out with letters from the English Alphabet

Russian

Step 1: Activate the Russian Keyboard by adding it.
  • Check the checkbox for Russian language and for input method check Russian keyboard
Activate RussianRussian Input Method
Step 2: Switch the keyboard from English (or current language) to Russian
Step 3: Begin typing in Russian

Russian Keyboard Layout

Updated September 2017

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