Installing the Slovak keyboard onto your computer.
- A "Slovak keyboard" is utilized with software rather than hardware.
For anyone needing these accent marks installed on their (Windows based)
computers to produce correct diacritics in the Slovak language, follow
the steps below:
1) From the *Start *menu navigate to *Settings *> *Control Panel *>
*Regional and Language Options*.
2) In the *Regional and Language Options* window, click the *Languages *tab.
3) Under *text services and input languages* click the *Details *button.
A new window appears. In the *Settings *tab look for the section
*Installed Services*. The services you currently have set on your
computer are displayed.
4) To add a Slovak keyboard, click the *Add *button located on the
right-hand side of the listed services section.
5) Under *Input Language*, use the pull-down menu to find Slovak and
6) Click *Ok *to add the Slovak keyboard to your list.
7) Still in the *Settings *tab, click the *Language Bar* button under
the *Preferences *section.
8) Make sure the *Show the language bar on the desktop* checkbox is
checked and then click the *Ok *button.
Now, in your status bar on the bottom of your computer screen you should
see *EN* in a gray box, meaning English, and if you click on it, you
should also see *SK* for the Slovak keyboard.
To be able to see a virtual keyboard of the Slovak letters on your
screen, do the following:
1) From the *Start *menu navigate to *Programs *> *Accessories *>
*Accessibility *> *On-screen keyboard*.
A small keyboard displays and if you click a key, it will type the
letter. It can help until you learn the shortcuts and memorize the
locations of the letters on your own without the key.
Technical Writer (and someone who uses the Slovak keyboard very often)