I see the same keyboard options underneath different languages, and it's confusing me...
What exactly is the difference between selecting an "input language" inside Windows, versus merely selecting the "keyboard layout"?
Language includes things like is it right to left, or left to right, and the keyboard layout is just "when you press A, you get a" and things like that.
@soandos has provided with a decent answer, here's more info.
Input language has primary and secondary parts.
Primary language (e.g.,
Secondary language, as
Keyboard layout specifically defines the ways how you type the text.
There are other keyboard layouts like Dvorak. There are languages when
And, of course, there are plenty of keyboard locales for languages other that English. This article gives a good overview and also demonstrates variety of input layouts for Japanese.