Today I found myself in need of using American keyboard layout in Windows 8 / Server 2012, and it hit me;I have no idea how to turn this on anymore. I knew perfectly where to find it in 7 / Server 2008r2; but the tab is gone! Therefore I write this post, for you guys to save some time trying to figure out how to do it. Browse to
Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Language\Advanced settings
In the new dialog, check "Use the desktop language bar when it's available".
This will enable the keyboard-language selector, known from previous versions of Windows. When done, browse to
Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Language
Now, add all the languages, you want spell-control for; and for each of those click options and add an input language. You have now restored, the old ability to shift between keyboard layouts!