Setting Up a Language in Windows Vista and Windows 7
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.
Adding the Language to Windows
The following instructions will help you to set up your keyboard layout for the language that matches the DataCal keyboard labels or keyboard.
- Select the Start button in the lower left corner of the Desktop.
- Select the Control Panel.
- In the Control Panel, double-click the Regional and Language Options item.
- In the Regional and Languages dialog box, click on the Keyboards and Languages tab.
- Click on the Change Keyboards button in the Keyboards and Languages tab.
- To add a language, click the Add button in the General section to open the Add Input Language dialog box.
- Scroll to language that matches the language labels or keyboard.
- You must select the language and keyboard layout that matches the DataCal keyboard label set.
- After you select the keyboard, click on the OK button to close the Add input language dialog box.
- When you return to the Text services and input languages dialog box, click on the Apply button. Note that each language features a small blue box in the Installed services section with 2 letters that indicates the language. English is designated as EN.
- Click on OK to close the Text services and input languages dialog box. When you return to the Windows Desktop, you can see the language bar in the lower right corner of the Desktop.
- To change the language and keyboard layout, click on the two-letter language selector box with the left mouse button to open the language selector menu.
- Click on the language that you wish to use.
The language you select will remain in effect in active Windows application until you select a different language. For example, if you select the language and keyboard layout in Microsoft Excel and English in Microsoft Word, each application will use that keyboard layout until you exit the application or you select a different language.