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Speed of data entry on foreign-language projects may greatly be improved by setting up an alternate keyboard that supports the language.
Speed of data entry on foreign-language projects may greatly be improved by setting up an alternate keyboard that supports the language.
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For Polish I recommend the Polish Programmers keyboard as it is basically a standard QWERTY keyboard with the Polish characters entered by use of the <code>RIGHT-ALT</code>+Letter combinations (Polish 214 is another option but goes QWERTZ, and has letters where various punctuation symbols go). This key is called <code>AltGR</code> (or Green Key, as it is color coded on the keyboards that ship this way). Other layouts are available for many languages.
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I recommend the Programmers keyboards as they are basically standard QWERTY keyboards with the special characters entered by use of the <code>RIGHT-ALT</code>+Letter combinations. Layouts are available for many languages.
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Speed of data entry on foreign-language projects may greatly be improved by setting up an alternate keyboard that supports the language.

I recommend the Programmers keyboards as they are basically standard QWERTY keyboards with the special characters entered by use of the RIGHT-ALT+Letter combinations. Layouts are available for many languages.

AltGr Result
a ą
c ć
e ę
l ł
n ń
o ó
s ś
z ż
x ź

To get the capital letters, simply press shift, and the appropriate AltGr combination


To set this up see the following article

How to change your keyboard layout

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