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FREELANG Font Center - Virtual keyboards

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Installation of a virtual keyboard (Windows)

If you want to type a text in a foreign alphabet, the easiest way is to install a virtual keyboard and use a font already provided by Windows.

Windows Seven:

  • Start menu, Control Panel ;
  • Region and Language, Keyboards and Languages, click Change Keyboards, then Add and select the language to add.

Windows XP:

  • Start menu, Settings, Control Panel ;
  • Regional and Language Options, Languages tab, click Details, then Add and select the language to add.

When you want to switch between languages, just use the icon which is on the right bottom of your screen. For languages which have only a few differences with English, you will learn quickly where the special characters are. For languages which are totally different because they have their own alphabet, you can put stickers on your keyboard, or buy a real bilingual keyboard.

Keyboard managers

Here are a few programs to manage different languages on your keyboard :

  • Keyman - keyboard manager (398 kb).
  • Multikey - free Unicode keyboard enhancement for Latin, Ancient Greek, Cyrillic, Hebrew, Arabic...
  • LangOver - LangOver 5.0 is a freeware that helps when you tried to type in one language but the result was in another... Annoying, eh?! That's because the keyboard layout was in a wrong language, and you forgot to use "ALT+SHIFT"... NO MORE! With LangOver 5.0 you'll be able to convert your text quickly between languages. Just click "F10" and your text will be fixed! LangOver 5 is free and supports ANY language!
  • WorldScript Macintosh Software (several packages for Mac).