RE: apostrophe and Czech keyboard
- I was amazed to hear how so many people struggle with the Czech keyboard
layout. The answer is, of course, to spend a little time on installing a
keyboard remapper. It may take about half an hour to set it up but it will
probably save you that much in the first week just in ctrl-shifting. I've
been using Keys (or Wxkbd.exe) for a couple of years now (there are others,
just search on http://www.shareware.com). It's a free tool that will let you
transform any Windows (including NT) keyboard in your image. It allows any
key to represent anything and you can have as many layouts as you like. I
basically have the Czech keyboard on all the time (doesn't work with Word 97
and up because of spell-checking) with all the essential 'English keyboard'
characters where I'm used to them. I type @, #, [, (, ) etc. through so I
can get through a mixed Czech/English text 'jako namydlenej blesk' (I also
have my own key shortcuts for the odd German and French word I need from
time to time). I also used it to set up a Russian keyboard layout based on
the Czech pronunciation of Russian, so I can type fast in Russian, too. I
really recommend this program. It took me a while to figure out how to set
it up but now it just sits in my Start up folder and saves me time. And
it's free. The only downside is that now I'm so used to my personalized
layout that I find it really frustrating to work on another computer because
it feels so slow.
> I hate to ask this, but I have to-:))I'm afraid I don't know -- I always use Ctrl+Shift to get the English
> How do you type the apostrophe on Czech keybord?
keyboard and then type it using the apostrophe key.
There must be a way of doing it from the Czech keyboard, though -- I'm
sure somebody will know!
- Kostas Zgafas wrote:
> I think this is something I even should not have asked. In other words - aOr you can switch between the languages set up in Control Panels by pressing
> piece of cake. I just click on English keybord on the right low corner of
> Windows and this switches my keybord
> to English. But anyway, thank you all for your help.
Alt and Shift keys simultaneously, on either side.