Bulgarian Cyrillic keyboard on Windows 8


Bulgaro Bulgarian Course

Learn Bulgarian online with Bulgaro:

A fun, modern and interactive Bulgarian language course.

Follow these steps to install a Bulgarian keyboard on Windows 8.

You do not need a physical Bulgarian keyboard, this works on any keyword such as a standard QWERTY keyboard.

You will be able to easily switch back and forth between this and your current keyboard.

We will install a phonetic Bulgarian keyboard, which maps Bulgarian letters to the sounds of English letters. With this keyboard active, you will get a Bulgarian "Д" when you press the English letter key "D" on your normal keyboard.

You can also use a virtual Bulgarian keyboard on screen (see below).

Step 1
1. Open the Start Menu, type "settings", and open PC Settings.
Step 2
2. Click on Time and language.
Step 3
3. Click on Region and language, and then on Add a language.
Step 4
4. Find and click on Bulgarian (Булгарски) in the list.
Step 5
5. On the newly added language, click on Options.
Step 6
6. Click on Add a keyboard.
Step 7
7. Click on Bulgarian (Phonetic).
Step 8
8. Click Remove on the other (non-phonetic) keyboard. You can now close the settings window.
Step 9

9. Your Bulgarian keyboard is now installed. From now on, you will see in your taskbar, in the bottom right corner of the screen, a button that lets you switch between the English and Bulgarian keyboards.

This button will display ENG when the English keyboard is active, and БГР when the Bulgarian keyboard is active.

You can also switch keyboards by pressing Alt + Shift or Windows Key + Spacebar.

Step 10
10. Test your new keyboard in Notepad. You can type in "Здрасти" by typing the letters Z-d-r-a-s-t-i.

On-Screen Keyboard

You will find it a bit hard to find your way onto your new keyboard, at the beginning. Don't worry, you will quickly get the hang of it.

If you'd like, you can also show an on-screen keyboard so that you can visually click the keys to type text in Bulgarian.

Phonetic Bulgarian On-Screen Keyboard on Windows 8

To display this keyboard, you have to first have followed the steps above, then you can open the Start Menu, search for "on-screen keyboard" and open the search result.


Bulgaro Bulgarian Course

Learn Bulgarian online with Bulgaro:

A fun, modern and interactive Bulgarian language course.

See the guides to install a Bulgarian Cyrillic keyboard on other platforms.