Enable or Disable Multilingual Text Prediction in Windows 10

With recent Windows builds, there is a great change for users who type type in more than one Latin script languages. You do not have to manually switch the language anymore with the Touch Keyboard. Simply continue typing in multiple languages and Windows 10 will assist you by showing predictions from multiple languages to make you more productive.

The additional step of manually switching between languages creates a barrier for users that are multi-lingual. The developers are hoping that this feature can reduce that barrier and allow you to easily type in multiple languages.

Starting with Windows 10 build 17093, the operating system supports up to 3 Latin script languages for multi-lingual text predictions. It is using the first 3 installed languages from Language Settings for predictions.

If you’re using the touch keyboard in any of the following languages, you’ll now see words suggested as you type: Assamese, Bashkir, Belarusian, Greenlandic, Hawaiian, Icelandic, Igbo, Irish, Kyrgyz, Luxembourgish, Maltese, Maori, Mongolian, Nepali, Pashto, Sakha, Tajik, Tatar, Tswana, Turkmen, Urdu, Uyghur, Welsh, Xhosa, Yoruba, Zulu.

The Text Prediction feature comes in handy for people who happen to be poor spellers and/or poor typists (for instance, myself). Everyone makes typos and the predictions feature is incredibly useful to fix them, just like you can do on smartphones. Also, it can save your time by predicting words as long as you have typed a few letters. Here is how to configure this useful feature.

To enable or disable Multilingual Text Prediction in Windows 10, do the following.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Go to Devices - Typing.
  3. On the right, go to the Multilingual text prediction section on the right.
  4. Enable the option Show text predictions based on the recognized languages you're typing in. This will enable the Multilingual Text Prediction feature in Windows 10.Windows 10 Multilingual Text Prediction
  5. Turning off the option will disable the feature.

The option can be enabled with a Registry tweak. Let's see how it can be done.

Turn on Multilingual Text Prediction with a Registry tweak

  1. Open the Registry Editor app.
  2. Go to the following Registry key.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Input\Settings

    See how to go to a Registry key with one click.Windows 10 Multilingual Text Prediction Registry Tweak

  3. On the right, modify or create a new 32-Bit DWORD value MultilingualEnabled.
    Note: Even if you are running 64-bit Windows you must still create a 32-bit DWORD value.
    Set its value data to 1 to enable the feature. A value data of 0 will disable it.
  4. To make the changes done by the Registry tweak take effect, you need to sign out and sign in to your user account. Alternatively, you can restart the Explorer shell.

That's it.

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