Setting Up a Language in
Test Software Before Installing the Labels
It is always a good idea to test your software
before you install the labels on your keyboard to ensure that the keyboard
layout matches the labels. This ensures that the placement of the labels
will match your keyboard your software. If you are setting up Windows for your
language, you should print this page and follow the instructions for setting up
the language. Then you should go into your word processor, such as Microsoft
Word, WordPad, or whatever word processor you are using, and type each character
(both lower and upper case) and check it against the label to ensure that it
matches. When you are sure that the label layout matches your software, you
can then install the labels.
Setup the Language
The following instructions will help you to set
up your keyboard layout that matches the DataCal Keyboard Labels. These
instructions do not apply to Arabic, Armenian, Chinese Bopomofo,
Farsi, Japanese Hiragana, Hebrew, Thai, or Vietnamese. Microsoft Windows 95, 98,
and ME do not include a keyboard layout or fonts for these languages. To type in
these languages, you will need a Global
Input Method Editor (IME). You can learn more about the different IME's
available from the Microsoft web site.
1. Select the Start button in
the lower left corner of the Desktop.
2. Select Settings > Control
3. In the Control Panel,
double-click the Keyboard icon.
4. In the Keyboard Properties
dialog box, click on the Language tab (see figure below).
5. Click the Add button.
6. Check to see if the language
you wish to use is in the Language list box. If so, the language is already
installed and you can exit the Keyboard Properties dialog box. If it is not in
the list, click on the Add button.
7. In the Add Language dialog box, click on the
arrow to the right of the scroll box and scroll to desired language.
8. Click on OK to install the language and return
to the Keyboard Properties dialog box.
9. The Language list box in the Keyboard
Properties dialog box lists the selected language on the left and the keyboard
Layout on the right.
10. Click on the Apply button in the Keyboard
Properties dialog box. Windows may prompt you to insert the Windows ME CD
so you can install the new keyboard layout.
When you return to the Windows Desktop, you can
select the keyboard layout you wish to use in each Windows application.
1. When you have more than one keyboard layout
installed in Windows ME, a language selector button appears in the System
Tray in the lower right corner of the Desktop screen. This selector button has
the abbreviation for the language currently selected in Windows ME. The
abbreviation for English is En. Some versions of Windows display the
abbreviation in all caps while others are uppercase and lowercase. To change the
language and keyboard layout, click on the two-letter
language designation with the left mouse button to open the language selector
menu (see figure below).
2. Click on desired language
in the language selector pop up menu.
The language you select will remain in effect in
active Windows application until you select a different language. For example,
if you select French (France) in Microsoft Excel and English in Microsoft Word,
each application will use that language and keyboard layout until you exit the
application or you select a different language.
Installing the Labels
Most DataCal labels are arranged on the
label sheet in the same order that you would install them going
left-to-right on your
keyboard. Each label has a character (letter, number, or punctuation
under it that indicates the English character on a standard US English
If your keyboard is not a standard English US keyboard, you should
letters under each label. In some cases, an label set may have
additional labels that will not be used. For example, the Arabic 101
both Latin style numbers and Arabic style numbers. You should use one
set or the
other, but not both. Some label sets support different languages
upon the label arrangement. For example, the Belarusian/Ukrainian label
labels to create either keyboard layout. There are additional labels
that you will not need for the keyboard layout that you select.
We suggest that you go to the web page that shows
the label keyboard layout for French (Standard) so you can see how the
language characters are placed on the keyboard. You can print the layout page as
a reference for installing the labels. We also recommend that you read the instructions
on how to place the labels. While the technique described on that page is not
essential for installation, it will make the process easier and more efficient.