Changing Keyboard Language

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Hi all,

I'm hoping for a bit of help and advice if possible, so here goes with my first post on here.

I'm a Brit living in Switzerland and just treated myself to a new iMac 21.5inch, bought here.

During set-up yesterday afternoon, I was asked for what I thought was my language, which I chose as English. However, what I think this has done is set my keyboard as being Swiss (i.e. German).

Therefore, all the symbols are all over the place and "Z's" are "Y's" and vice versa.

I searched for ages on the web trying to work out how to change this back, but all the results mention opening System Preferences, clicking on keyboard and changing something in there, but there's nothing obvious I can find.

So, is there any way of changing the keyboard setup to German\Swiss without also changing the language of all the menus to German too? I've been here working using a German keyboard at work and got used to it, so I'm happy to use that layout. I just don't want to have to manually change each key around if I can avoid it.

Thanks in advance.

Alex.
 
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Its System Preferences > Language and text > Input sources

If you select show input menu in menu bar then you can choose different keyboard layouts in the menu bar

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