The Czech (QWERTY) keyboard labels conform to the Czech keyboard layout in Windows XP. The labels are printed on clear Lexan® so the original key legend shows through; this allows you to add Czech labels to your existing keyboard so that it becomes a bilingual keyboard (Czech) and the original language of your keyboard). The labels are available in blue letters on clear labels (for beige and light colored keyboards) and white letters on clear labels (for dark colored keyboards).
The label set includes the labels necessary to create the Czech (QWERTY) keyboard layout according to the Microsoft keyboard layout for the Czech language. This language is supported in Windows 7, Vista, XP, ME, 98, and 95.
Note: the Windows Vista Czech keyboard defaults to the Czech keyboard layout and not the Czech (QWERTY) keyboard layout. To use DataCal Czech (QWERTY) keyboard labels, you must select the Czech (QWERTY) keyboard layout in Windows Vista and XP.
Czech labels are a very economical option for creating a bilingual Czech 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 Czech labels so that the lettering will not wear out. This affords you with many years of durable use.
DataCal language labels are designed to fit desktop and most laptop computer keyboards.
Labelsize: 7/16" w X 9/16" H (11mm W X 14mm H)
Instructions for Typing Czech in Windows
The Czech (QWERTY) keyboard layout uses a system of deadkeys (highlighted in yellow below) to type certain accented characters. To use the deadkey system, first type the deadkey; nothing will appear on the screen. Next, type the key (generally a vowel) that you wish to combine with the deadkey. You should then see the accented character that you want on the screen. If you press a deadkey and then a press a key that does not go with that accent (such as pressing an accent and the number "2"), nothing happens; the accent deadkey must be correct to work. Depending upon the language, deadkeys work with both unshifted and shifted keys.
The AltGr Key
Many languages include more characters than can be typed on a standard computer keyboard. To solve this problem, additional characters may be assigned to the right AltGr key (the right Alt key) and/or the Shifted AltGr key. In Europe, the right Alt key is referred to as the AltGr key. In the United States, it is merely the right Alt key. It is important to note that the left Alt key can not be used as the AltGr key.
Characters that require the AltGr key appear to the left in the DataCal labels(see illustration to the left). On the number keys, the AltGr characters are centered at the bottom of the label.Shifted AltGr keys are centered at the top of the label.For alpha keys, the AltGr characters are in the lower left corner of the label.Shifted AltGr characters (if different from the lower case AltGr characters),are centered at the top of the label.
The 102 Style Keyboard
This language uses the European style 102 keyboard layout. This keyboard layout features a key in the lower left corner of the keyboard (next to the US English "Z" key) that is not found onstandard US 101 keyboards. If you are using a standard US 101 keyboard, you will not be able to use this label. If you are using the US 101 style keyboard and wish to type the characters onthe 102 key, you will have to switch back to English to be able to type thesecharacters or use the Alt key input method.
To use the Alt key input method, hold down the Alt key on the keyboard and press the numbers indicated below for the desiredcharacter on the numeric keypad (note that the system only works with the numeric keypad; it does not work with the number row across the top of the keyboard).
|Character to type ||Alt Key Sequence |
|> ||Alt + 062 |
|< ||Alt+060 |
|| ||Alt+0124 |
Many languages that use a complex script method of input, such as Arabic, Hebrew, Punjabi, Hindi, etc., require that you type two or more keys in combination to product certain characters. This system isdifferent from the AltGr deadkey because it does not use the AltGr (i.e., theright Alt key) to produce the characters.
To type the combination characters, first press the key for the first letter in the combination; nothing will display on the screen. Next press the second letter required in the combination. When the combination is complete, it will display on the screen. Languages use more key combinations than can be listed here. The user should experiment with the language setup in Windows to see exactly what is required to produce the necessary characters using the key combinations.