Send a message in a different language

To send a message in a different language, you have to change your keyboard settings through your operating system.

Change keyboard language on Linux

  1. Go to the System Settings via the application launcher.

  2. Go to the Text Entry page.

  3. Add a language by clicking on the plus () icon.

  4. Select the language you want from the menu that appears.

  5. Next, select this language from the icon in your menu bar that is currently the abbreviation for your current language. This sets your current keyboard language to the selected language.

If you would like to revert back to your previous language, reselect your previous language from the language selector in the menu bar.

Change keyboard language on Windows

  1. Click Start.

  2. Type "intl.cpl" in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.

  3. Go to the the Keyboards and Language tab.

  4. Click Change keyboards and then click Add.

  5. Expand the language that you want.

  6. Expand Keyboard list

  7. Click to select the checkbox of the language that you want and then click OK.

  8. In the options, click View Layout to compare the layout with the actual keyboard.

  9. In the Default input language list, click on your desired language and then click OK.

  10. In the Regional and Language Options dialog box, click OK.

  11. Click the Language bar and then click on your desired language.

Note The Language bar appears in the taskbar. When you rest the mouse pointer over this bar, a tooltip appears that describes the active keyboard layout.

Change keyboard language on macOS

  1. Choose Apple menu.

  2. Click System Preferences.

  3. Click Keyboard.

  4. Then click Input Sources.

  5. Click Add ().

  6. Search for the language or input source and select it.

  7. Click Add.

When you add an input source, the option to show the Input menu in the menu bar is automatically selected. The Input menu lets you quickly switch input sources as needed.

Now, whenever you send a message in Zulip, it will be in the language that you just added.