How to type Vietnamese on Windows 7

Typing Vietnamese on Windows 7 does not require any third-party software. All we need is to enable the Vietnamese keyboard and learn how to type special characters.



Open Control Panel and click on Clock, Language and Region.


Click on Change keyboards or other input methods at the bottom of the right pane.


Click Change keyboards…


In the Text Services and Input Languages window, click Add…


Select Vietnamese from the list and click OK.


We will see the Vietnamese keyboard added. Click  OK and we are done with the installation.


How to Type Vietnamese Text

The first step is to switch the keyboard from English (or your current language) to Vietnamese.  Look at the bottom of right of the screen, we will see “EN” for English. Click on it and select “VI” for Vietnamese.



Next, we will learn how to type special Vietnamese characters:

Huyền = 5
Hỏi = 6
Ngã = 7
Sắc = 8
Nặng = 9

ă = 1
â = 2
ê = 3
ô = 4
đ = 0
ư = [
ơ = ]

Good luck.


8 thoughts on “How to type Vietnamese on Windows 7

  1. oanh

    Thanks for the tips to type Vietnamese on window 7. I have a surface 2 with window 7. I will apply your method and let you know the result.

    I am using Samsung galaxy. I download some app to type Vietnamese but it is not good. Can you give me some advices on this. Thanks and have a nice day

  2. Hien

    is there a way to reassign the keys to difference accents? for example: Huyền = 5 change to Huyền = 2

    Thank you very much.

  3. nikki

    this is awesome thanks.
    DO you know how to change font of those vietnamese character? No matter what font i used the vietnamese character stay the same.


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