The Russian (Student/Standard)keyboard labels are printed on clear Lexan® so the original key legend showsthrough; this allows you to add Russian labels to your existing keyboard so thatit becomes a bilingual keyboard (Russian and the original language of yourkeyboard). The labels are available on clear labels with blue , white, red orgreen Russian letters. This label set allows you to create a Russian Student orRussian Standard keyboard layout; this label set does not support the Windows Vista or Windows XP Russian keyboard layout. We have the Russian Windows XP/Student labels that allows you to create a Windows XP Russian keyboard layout or the Russian Student keyboard layout.
Russian (Student/Standard) labels are a very economical option for creating a bilingual Russian (Student/Standard)keyboard. The language labels use an easy peel-and-stick method to install. They will not damage the original keyboard key. The letters are printed on the underside of the Russian (Student/Standard) labels sothat the lettering will not wear out. This affords you with many years ofdurable use.
DataCal language labels are designed to fit desktop and laptop computer keyboards. Laptops with smaller than standard keys may not be compatible with the DataCal label sets.
Label size: 7/16" w X 9/16" H (11mm W X 14mm H)
Alternative Language Support
If our version of Windows does not support the language you need, there are a number of alternatives you may explore:
Alternative Keyboard Layout Sources
Many international languages require a specialized keyboard layout to be able to type. If Windows does not include the keyboard layout you need (or if you would like to create your own keyboard layout), you can consider these alternatives:
Tavultesoft Keyman. The Keyman application is similar to Parawin in that it allows the user to create new keyboard layouts and edit keyboard layouts in Windows. The product is free for personal use or personal educational use. The product does not include keyboard layouts or fonts necessary to type in a language. There are numerous keyboard layouts for many languages that you can download from various web sites at http://www.tavultesoft.com/keyman/downloads/keyboards/search.php. You must also download the appropriate fonts needed for the language you wish to use. This product does not support right-to-left text entry as required in Arabic, Hebrew and other complex scripting languages.
Microsoft Keyboard Editor (Windows 2000/XP). The Microsoft Keyboard Editor allows the user to create new keyboard layouts and edit existing layouts in Windows 2000 and XP. You can download this product for free at the following web page: http://www.microsoft.com/globaldev/tools/msklc.mspx
Microsoft Global IME (Input Method Editor). Microsoft offers a number of IME's (Input Method Editors) that allow the user to type in complex scripting languages, such as Japanese, Chinese, Korean, etc. You can get more information about these products and download them for free at the following web sites:
For information on how to enable right-to-left text entry in Word 2002 in Windows ME/98/NT, see this information article from Microsoft: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;311019
Many of the keyboard layout solutions above do not include the fonts necessary to type in a language. You can either purchase fonts separately or download freeware or shareware fonts from a variety of Internet sources. Some of the more extensive font collections are listed below: