Keyboard input language

I don't know if there is a link, but I recently upgraded to OS X 10.11.3, and now my keyboard only available option is English. Here is a screenshot:

As you can see, only English British and Japanese are selected in system preferences, but only English of the United States is available in the keyboard menu. And Yes, I reset the language and restarted my computer. Any ideas?


Go to Preferences-> keyboard-> input methods system, press on the + button and add all other keyboards you need.

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