I use the US international keyboard layout and can get most of the Slovak
diacritical marks with keyboard combinations. That said, there are a couple
that I can't get that way so I also have the Slovak QWERTY layout installed
so I can easily switch to the Slovak keyboard layout when I need it. The
only disadvantage of this approach is that you either have to memorize what
keys are different in the Slovak layout or have a cheat sheet handy.
For Ron: If you haven't bought another keyboard yet, you may still be able
to use the one you have. I have a USB mouse running through a PS-2 adapter
to my laptop. I wouldn't be surprised if a PS-2 to USB adapter exists, as
Lastly, I have registered for the course but haven't yet receive my "key"
which will enable me to begin studying. One thing I found a little
exasperating was that while the initial parts of the site were bi-lingual,
many of the registration screens, etc, were in Slovak only which presented a
challenge. I don't know if that was something done automatically since I
listed my residence as Bratislava but it is worth being ready for if it is
that way for everyone. This is one of the first pieces of feedback I intend
to give the organizers once I have full access to the e-learning resources.
Paul in Bratislava
Homebase in Carlisle, PA