Adding the Hebrew Keyboard to your computer
By Jeff A. Benner

In order to type in Hebrew (from right to left, using the Hebrew alphabet) you must configure your computer. The following steps for various operating systems will give you a step by step procedure for doing this.

Windows XP
  1. Go to Control Panel, Regional and Language Options, Languages tab
  2. Make sure that “Install files for complex script and right-to-left languages (including Thai)” is ticked: If it isn’t ticked, tick it and click OK, follow the prompts to restart Windows, and start this process again.
  3. Click Details button, click Add
  4. Select Hebrew for the Input language and US keyboard layout from the “Keyboard layout/IME” list, click OK
  5. Click OK, OK
  6. Use ‘Alt + Shift’ to toggle between languages.


Windows Vista
  1. Go to Control Panel, “Change keyboards or other input methods”, under the “Clock, Language and Region” option (in Classic View, select Regional and Language Options, Keyboards and Languages tab)
  2. Click Change Keyboards, click Add
  3. Select Hebrew, and US keyboard layout from the “Keyboard layout/IME” list, click OK
  4. Click OK, OK
  5. Use ‘Alt + Shift’ to toggle between languages.


Windows 7
  1. Go to Control Panel and select "Region and Language.
  2. Click the tab "Keyboards and Languages"
  3. Click Change Keyboards, click Add
  4. From the list select Hebrew, and checkmark Hebrew under keyboard, click OK
  5. Click OK, OK
  6. Use ‘Alt + Shift’ to toggle between languages.


Windows 2000
  1. Go to Control Panel, Regional Options, General tab
  2. In the “Language settings for the system” box, make sure Hebrew is ticked: If it isn’t ticked, tick it and click OK, follow the prompts to restart Windows, and start this process again.
  3. Click Input Locales tab, click Add
  4. Select Hebrew for the Input language, and US keyboard layout from the “Keyboard layout/IME” list, click OK
  5. Click OK
  6. Use ‘Alt + Shift’ to toggle between languages.


Mac
  1. Open System Preferences
  2. Click the International button
  3. Click “Input Menu”
  4. Scroll down until you see Hebrew, then put a check next to it
  5. Put a check next to “Show input menu in menu bar”
  6. To change the language to Hebrew when you type, click on the American flag on the top right of the menu bar, and then select Hebrew. From now on when you type with the Hebrew flag selected, Hebrew letters will show up.


Linux
Linux/*nix operating systems that have a modern 'x11' windowing system, can run Gnome:
  1. Go to System -> Preferences -> Keyboard
  2. Go to the Layouts tab
  3. Click Add
  4. Go to 'by language' tab
  5. On the _language_ drop down choose Hebrew
  6. On the _variant_ drop down choose Tiro
  7. Click Add
  8. Now click 'Layout options'
  9. Expand _Key(s) to change layout_
  10. Default is both Alt keys together, which is probably a good option.
  11. Your selected Keys will now cycle through the list of keyboard layouts that you have set in Gnome's keyboard control panel.