How to Install a Hebrew keyboard on a device
I received a couple of requests for help with this and forwarded the request to our technology expert, Josh Max.
He provided me with the following information which I thought would benefit all who still need help in this area.
so… following is what you need to do to add Hebrew:
- Go to Settings –> General –> Keyboard –> Keyboards
- Click “Add new Keyboard…”
- Scroll down and select “Hebrew”
- That’s it! To use the keyboard:
- When typing select the globe icon in the bottom-left corner of the English keyboard.
- Push and hold the globe icon and you will be able to select the Hebrew keyboard.
- To switch back to English, simply push and hold the icon again and select “English” .
- If you want the nikkud/vowels push and hold on the Hebrew keyboard character
and select the what you need.
- Go to Apple menu > System Preferences.
- Click Language & Text, and then click Input Sources.
- Select “Hebrew” ( or Ivrit).
- Be sure to check the “Keyboard and Character Viewer” box as well.
- At the bottom, select the “Show Input menu in menu bar” checkbox.’
- To use the keyboard: At the top-right of your screen, you should now see the Input Menu. Click on the “U.S. Flag” option, and choose “Hebrew/ Israeli flag”.
- You should now be typing in hebrew
- To switch back just click and choose the US Flag
- You may also want to choose “Show Keyboard Viewer” from this menu to see what characters match each key in this keyboard layout.
Installing Hebrew keyboard on Windows
- First, activate the hebrew keyboard through the Control Panel:
- Click on the Start button > Control Panel > Clock, Language, and Region > Region and Language.
- Click the Keyboards and Languages tab, and then click Change keyboards.
- Under Installed services, click Add.
- Double-click Hebrew/Ivrit, double-click “Keyboard,” and select the options you want. Then click OK.
- Next, turn on the Language Bar:
- While you still have the “Text Services and Input Languages” window open (or open again following steps 1-2 above), click on the Language Bar tab.
- Make sure the “Docked in the taskbar” option is selected. Click OK to close all control panel windows open.
- Use the Language Bar to select which language you want to type in:
- The Language Bar should now appear in the lower-right corner of your computer screen.
- Click on the language abbreviation – ENG or HEB/ענר – then select the language you want from the menu.
- You can also use the keyboard shortcut ‘windows key + spacebar’ to quickly switch back and forth.
- To see what characters are associated with each key:
- Click the Start button > All Programs > Accessories > Ease of Access. (In Windows XP, it’s called Accessibility.)
- Then click On-Screen Keyboard to open the On-Screen Keyboard.
- The On-Screen Keyboard will show you what letters are associated with each key. You can type the letters with your keyboard, or you can click on the letters on the screen. When you press/click Shift, Ctrl, Alt, etc., you’ll see what new characters can be typed by using these combination keys.