Latvian Labels+ Keyboard - PS/2 Connector
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.
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 support.Setup instructions for Windows Vista
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 keyboard).
|Character to type||Alt Key Sequence|
|>||Alt + 062|
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.