6.1.2.16 Lab – Region and Language Options in Windows 8 Answers

6.1.2.16 Lab – Region and Language Options in Windows 8 Answers

Lab – Region and Language Options in Windows 8 (Answers Version)

Introduction

In this lab, you will examine regional and language settings in Windows 8.

Recommended Equipment

  • A computer running Windows 8

Step 1: Open the Language and Region Tools.

  1. Log on to the computer.
  2. Click Control Panel > Language.

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    6.1.2.16 Lab – Region and Language Options in Windows 8 Answers 01

  3. The Language window opens. Click Change date, time, or number formats.
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    6.1.2.16 Lab – Region and Language Options in Windows 8 Answers 02

    What regional format is being used?
    ____________________________________________________________________________________
    Answers may vary. English (United States)

  4. The Region window opens. Select Belarusian (Belarus) from the Format drop-down box. Notice how the formats have changed.
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    6.1.2.16 Lab – Region and Language Options in Windows 8 Answers 03

    What are the tabs that can be customized?____________________________________________________________________________________
    Formats, Location, Administrative

  5. Click Cancel.

Step 2: Add a Keyboard.

  1. Click Add a language.
  2. The Add a language window opens. Scroll through the list of languages. Notice the changes to the output in the boxes of how data is displayed using different formats.

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    6.1.2.16 Lab – Region and Language Options in Windows 8 Answers 04

  3. Click Belarusian > Add.

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    6.1.2.16 Lab – Region and Language Options in Windows 8 Answers 05

Step 3: Work with the Taskbar Language button.

  1. A language button is now displayed on the taskbar. Click the language button.
  2. Click Belarusian.
  3. Click the Language button again, and change the keyboard back to the default.

Step 4: Remove the Keyboard

  1. In the Language window, select the new keyboard and click Remove.

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    6.1.2.16 Lab – Region and Language Options in Windows 8 Answers 06

  2. Close all open windows.

Reflection

Why would someone wish to change the input language of the operating system?

_______________________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________________

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Answers may vary. Someone may be bilingual and wish to use a second or third language as the primary source of input. Someone also may not understand the primary input language and wish to use the one that is native to them.

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