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You asked, so we provided—easy-to-follow instructions on how lớn set up your electronic devices khổng lồ write in Vietnamese! We’ll also give you a few excellent tips on how to use this keyboard, as well as some online and app alternatives if you prefer not lớn set up a Vietnamese keyboard.

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1. Why it’s Important khổng lồ Learn khổng lồ Type in Vietnamese


Learning a new language is made so much easier when you’re able lớn read & write/type it. This way, you will:

Get the most out of any dictionary & Vietnamese language apps on your devicesExpand your ability lớn find Vietnamese websites & use the various tìm kiếm enginesBe able to lớn communicate much better online with your Vietnamese teachers and friends, và look super cool in the process! 

2. Setting up Your Computer and Mobile Devices for Vietnamese


It takes only a few steps to lớn set up any of your devices lớn read và type in Vietnamese. It’s super-easy on your mobile phone & tablet, and a simple process on your computer.

On your computer, you’ll first activate the onscreen keyboard to lớn work with. You’ll only be using your mouse or touchpad/pointer for this keyboard. Then, you’ll need to lớn change the language setting khổng lồ Vietnamese, so all text will appear in Vietnamese. You could also opt to lớn use online keyboards instead. Read on for the links!

On your thiết bị di động devices, it’s even easier—you only have to lớn change the keyboard. We also provide a few alternatives in the khung of online keyboards và downloadable apps.

3. How to Activate an Onscreen Keyboard on Your Computer

1- Mac

1. Go to System Preferences > Keyboard.

2. Check the option “Show Keyboard & Character Viewers in thực đơn Bar.”

3. You’ll see a new icon on the right side of the main bar; click on it & select “Show Keyboard Viewer.”


2- Windows

1. Go to Start > Settings > Easy Access > Keyboard.

2. Turn on the option for “Onscreen Keyboard.”

3- Online Keyboards

If you don’t want khổng lồ activate your computer’s onscreen keyboard, you also have the option to use online keyboards. Here are some good options:

4- Add-ons of Extensions for Browsers

Instead of an online keyboard, you could also choose to download a Google extension khổng lồ your browser for a language input đầu vào tool. The Google input đầu vào Tools extension allows users to use input tools in Chrome website pages, for example.

4. How to Change the Language Settings khổng lồ Vietnamese on Your Computer


Now that you’re all set to lớn work with an onscreen keyboard on your computer, it’s time to tải về the Vietnamese language pack for your operating system of choice:

Windows 8 (and higher)Windows 7Mac (OS X và higher)

1- Windows 8 (and higher)

Go lớn “Settings” > “Change PC Settings” > “Time & Language” > “Region & Language.”Click on “Add a Language” and select “Vietnamese.” This will địa chỉ it khổng lồ your menu of languages. It will appear as tiếng Việt with the note “language pack available.”Click on “Tiếng Việt” > “Options” > “Download.” It’ll take a few minutes to download and install the language pack.As a keyboard layout, you’ll only need the one marked as “Vietnamese – tiếng Việt.” You can ignore other keyboard layouts.

2- Windows 7

Go to lớn “Start” > “Control Panel” > “Clock, Language, và Region.”On the “Region and Language” option, click on “Change Keyboards or Other input đầu vào Methods.”On the “Keyboards & Languages” tab, click on “Change Keyboards” > “Add” > “Vietnamese.”Expand the option of “Vietnamese” & then expand the option “Keyboard.” Select the keyboard layout marked as “Vietnamese.” You can ignore other keyboard layouts. Click “OK” và then “Apply.”

3- Mac (OS X và higher)

If you can’t see the language listed, please make sure to lớn select the right option from System Preferences > Language and Region

1. From the táo bị cắn Menu (top left corner of the screen) go to lớn System Preferences > Keyboard.

2. Click the input Sources tab và a các mục of available keyboards & input methods will appear.

3. Click on the plus button, select “Vietnamese,” and showroom the “Vietnamese” keyboard.


5. Activating the Vietnamese Keyboard on Your thiết bị di động Phone và Tablet

Texting and searching in Vietnamese will greatly help you master the language! Adding a Vietnamese keyboard on your sản phẩm điện thoại phone and/or tablet is super-easy.

You could also opt to tải về an phầm mềm instead of adding a keyboard. Read on for our suggestions.

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Below are the instructions for both iOS & Android mobile phones and tablets.

1- iOS

1. Go lớn Settings > General > Keyboard.

2. Tap “Keyboards” and then “Add New Keyboard.”

3. Select “Vietnamese” from the list.

4. When typing, you can switch between languages by tapping & holding on the icon to lớn reveal the keyboard language menu.

2- Android

1. Go to Settings > General Management > Language & Input > On-screen Keyboard (or “Virtual Keyboard” on some devices) > Samsung Keyboard.

2. Tap “Language & Types” or “ + Select input Languages” depending on the device & then “MANAGE đầu vào LANGUAGES” if available.

3. Select “Tiếng Việt” from the list.

4. When typing, you can switch between languages by swiping the space bar.

3- Applications for điện thoại Phones

If you don’t want to showroom a keyboard on your điện thoại phone or tablet, these are a few good apps lớn consider:

6. Vietnamese Keyboard Typing Tips

Typing in Vietnamese can be very challenging at first! Therefore, we added here a few useful tips lớn make it easier lớn use your Vietnamese keyboard.


1- Computer

In Windows Keyboard

1. To add an accent mark over a vowel (â, ă, ê, ô, ơ, ư), type the following: a + w = ă; a + a = â; e + e = ê; o + o = ô; o + w = ơ; u + w = ư.2. To địa chỉ diaeresis over a vowel (à, á, ả, ã, ạ) type the following: : a + f = à; a + s = á; a + r = ả; a + x = ã; a + j = ạ.

In game ios Keyboard

1. To add an accent mark over a vowel (â, ă, ê, ô, ơ, ư), type the following: a + 8 = ă; a + 6 = â; e + 6 = ê; o + 6 = ô; o + 7 = ơ; u + 7 = ư.2. To add diaeresis over a vowel (à, á, ả, ã, ạ) type the following: a + 1 = á; a + 2 = à; a + 3 = ả; a + 4 = ã; a + 5 = ạ.

2- mobile Phones

1. On iOS sản phẩm điện thoại devices, hold the vowel key and select the type of accentuation from the thực đơn that pops up.2. In the game android Keyboard system, characters are selected from the base character dropdown (or double clicking) and diacritics have their own key.

7. How khổng lồ Practice Typing Vietnamese

As you probably know by now, learning Vietnamese is all about practice, practice, and more practice! Strengthen your Vietnamese typing skills by writing comments on any of our lesson pages, and our teacher will answer. If you’re a Premium PLUS member, you can directly text our teacher via the My Teacher app—use your Vietnamese keyboard to vị this!