The Marathi keyboard labels conformto the Marathi keyboard layout in Windows. The labels are printed on clear Lexan®so the original key legend shows through; this allows you to add Marathi labelsto your existing keyboard so that it becomes a bilingual keyboard (Marathi) andthe original language of your keyboard). The labels are available in blueletters on clear labels (for beige and light colored keyboards) and whiteletters on clear labels (for dark colored keyboards). This language is supportedin Windows Vista and XP; other versions of Windows will require an Input MethodEditor (IME) from Microsoft or third-party software.
Note: theWindows Vista Marathi keyboard defaults to the Devangari-INSCRIPT keyboardlayout. If you wish to use that layout, you should purchase the DataCal Konkanikeyboard labels. If you wish to use the DataCal Marathi keyboard labels withWindows Vista, select the Marathi keyboard layout.
Marathi labels are a very economicaloption for creating a bilingual Marathi keyboard. The language labels use aneasy peel-and-stick method to install. They will not damage the original keyboard key. The letters are printed on the underside ofthe Marathi labels so that the lettering will not wear out. This affords youwith many years of durable use.
DataCallanguage labels are designed to fit desktop and laptop computer keyboards.Laptops with smaller than standard keys may not be compatible with the DataCallabel sets.
Labelsize: 7/16" w X 9/16" H (11mm W X 14mm H)
Check your keyboard to ensurethat it is compatible. DataCal bilingual labels have the letters andnumbers on the right side of the label. These labels are compatible withkeyboards that have the letters printed on the left side of the key. The labels are not compatiblewith keyboards that have the letter printing in themiddle 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 support.
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.