How to Turn On or Off Multilingual Text Suggestions in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to enable or disable multilingual text suggestions in Windows 11. When you type in more than one languages, Windows can assist you predicting text without manually switching between languages.

By default, When you install a preferred language in Windows, the default input language keyboard for that language will also be installed. If you have more than one preferred language, you can switch between input language keyboards to use when you type.

With Windows multilingual text suggestions feature, you do not have to manually change your display language to match the Touch keyboard if you type in more than one Latin script languages. Windows will now assist you by showing predictions from multiple languages so you can be more productive.

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How to enable or disable multilingual text suggestion in Windows 11

As mentioned above, Windows can assist you predicting text without switching languages manually when you have more than one language and keyboard layout installed.

Below are shortcuts and steps to change the keyboard layout in Windows 11.

When you have multiple preferred languages installed, you should have similar screen in Settings > Time & language > Preferred languages

windows 11 show preferred languages list

For each preferred language, when you go into the language option, you should be able to add additional input keyboard layout.

Now to turn on multilingual text suggestions, go to the Start menu > Settings > Time & language > Typing.

windows 11 typing tile

On the Typing settings pane, select and click the Multilingual text suggestions tile. Then toggle the button to the On position to enable this feature.

To disable, toggle the button to the Off position.

windows 11 turn on or off multilingual text suggestions

That should do it! You can now close the Settings app.

Going forward, you do not have to manually switch the language anymore with the Touch Keyboard if you type in more than one Latin script languages

After updating the settings, try typing, for example, a chat message in Microsoft Teams, a document in Word, or a comment to a blog post in your web browser. Suggested words appear as you type.

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to enable or disable multilingual text suggestions in Windows 11. If you find any error above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.

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