The Latvian Labels+ Keyboard
conforms to the Latvian keyboard layout in Windows XP. The
language labels are already installed on the keyboard for your convenience. You
simply plug the keyboard into the computer, configure your version of Windows
for Latvian, and start typing. This label
supports the keyboard layout for: Latvian. This language is supported in Windows
Vista, XP, ME, and 98.
The Latvian Labels+ Keyboard is an
economical option for a bilingual Latvian keyboard. The letters are
printed on the underside of the labels so that the lettering will not wear off.
This affords you with many years of durable use.
Instructions for Typing
Latvian in Windows
The Latvian 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 cannot 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 on
standard 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 on the 102 key, you will have to switch back to
English to be able to type these characters 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 desired
character 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
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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 is
different from the AltGr deadkey because it does not use the AltGr (i.e., the
right 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.