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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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[[Image:PolishLayout.jpg|600px|thumb|right|"Polish Programmers"]]
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! AltGr
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[[Image:RomanianLayout.jpg|600px|thumb|right|"Romanian Programmers"]]
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! Result
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|a |
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|c ||ć
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|e ||ę
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|l ||ł
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|n ||ń
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|o ||ó
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|s ||ś
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|z ||ż
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|x ||ź
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To get the capital letters, simply press <code>shift</code>, and the appropriate <code>AltGr </code>combination
To get the capital letters, simply press <code>shift</code>, and the appropriate <code>AltGr </code>combination

Current revision as of 06:21, 14 May 2011

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.

"Polish Programmers"
"Romanian Programmers"


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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