Switching to a different language through Facebook’s General Account Settings page only changes the site's language and does not allow you to type in the new language. To type text on Facebook using a language not based on the Latin alphabet, you need to add that language to Windows. Use the "Add a Language" feature in the "Time and Language" section of the Change PC Settings utility to add the language; Windows then automatically adds a virtual keyboard with keys to match the letters of the new language’s alphabet.

Add a New Language

Step 1

Point your cursor to the top right corner of the screen, and then select the "Settings" charm.

Step 2

Select "Change PC Settings," and then select "Time and Language."

Step 3

Select "Region and Language," and then select "Add a Language."

Step 4

Scroll through the list of languages, and then select the language you want to use on Facebook.

Step 5

Sign in to your Facebook account, and then click in the area where you want to type, such as the Update Status box.

Step 6

Press the "Windows-Spacebar" keys to switch from English to the new language. Start typing in the new language.

Type With a Virtual Keyboard

Step 1

Sign in to your Facebook account, and then press the "Windows-U" keys to open the "Ease of Access" window.

Step 2

Click "Start On-Screen Keyboard" to launch the keyboard, and then press the "Windows-Spacebar" keys to switch to the new language’s keyboard.

Step 3

Click in the area on Facebook where you want to type, such as a Comment box, and then type your message in the new language with the virtual keyboard.