World archives Project: Alternate keyboards

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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.

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 RIGHT-ALT+Letter combinations (Polish 214 is another option but goes QWERTZ, and has letters where various punctuation symbols go). This key is called AltGR (or Green Key, as it is color coded on the keyboards that ship this way). Other 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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