The Punjabi keyboard labels conform
to the Punjabi keyboard layout in Windows XP. The labels are printed on clear
Lexan® so the original key legend shows through; this allows you to add Punjabi
labels to your existing keyboard so that it becomes a bilingual keyboard
(Punjabi 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). This language is
supported in Windows Vista and XP; other versions of Windows will require an
Input Method Editor (IME) from Microsoft or third-party software.
Punjabi labels are a very economical
option for creating a bilingual Punjabi 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 Punjabi labels so that the lettering will not wear out. This affords you
with many years of durable use.
language labels are designed to fit desktop and laptop computer keyboards.
Laptops with smaller than standard keys may not be compatible with the DataCal
size: 7/16" w X 9/16" H (11mm W X 14mm H)
Check your keyboard to ensure
that it is compatible. DataCal bilingual labels have the letters and
numbers on the right side of the label. These labels are compatible with
keyboards that have the letters printed on the left side of the key. The labels are not compatible
with keyboards that have the letter printing in the
middle or on the right side of the key top.
How to Setup an International Language in Windows
You must first configure
Windows for the international language that you wish to use. After you
configure Windows, you will be able to manually select the international
language when you wish to use it. For additional information on language
setup, see the Windows Help file system of contact Microsoft technical
Setup instructions for Windows Vista
Setup instructions for Windows XP
Instructions for Typing in
Punjabi in Windows
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.
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.