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Using languages other than English     


Before you log in, look at the drop-down language box in the lower right-hand corner. Choose the language you find most comfortable.

Many of the menu items will change language and you can evoke some keyboard layouts that you can't access if you entered via English.  Moreover your dictionary, thesaurus, currency markers and the like will be appropriate.


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Amharic አማርኛ
Arabic العربية
Bulgarian български
Chinese Simplified
Chinese Traditional
Czech česky
Danish Dansk
Dutch Nederland
Farsi Pârsi
Finnish Suomi
French Français
German Deutsch
Greek Έλληνες
Hebrew עברית
Hindi हिन्दी
Hungarian magyar
Icelandic Íslenska
Italian Italiano
Japanese 日本
Korean 한국어
Latvian Latviešu Valoda
Malay Bahasa Melayu
Norwegian Norsk
Polish Polski
Portuguese Português
Portuguese Brazilian Português Brazilian
Romanian Limba Română
Russian русский язык
Serbian српски језик
Slovenian slovenščina
Spanish Español
Swedish Svenska
Tigrinya  ትግርኛ
Turkish Türkçe
Ukrainian українська мова
Vietnamese Tiếng Việt


Keyboard instructions for specific languages.

We are still trying to figure this out as the techniques seem to change every time we have a software update. The best method? seems to depend on the language.

Please remember: before you log in, look at the drop-down language box. Choose the language you find most comfortable. Many of the menu items will change language and you can evoke some keyboard layouts that you can't access if you entered via English.

A keyboard re-mapping can  be used to produce text in various scripts, which can then be pasted into e-mail or search boxes.  Try it.  We've set this up to open in a new tab so as to make writing and pasting into e-mail easier.

This is not the only way to get diacritical marks such as á, ¿, ß or ñ.. Within open office you can chose insert / special characters - but that is slow and awkward. There are other techniques.  Just be sure to select your language of choice before you log in.

With earlier editions of our software you could switch keyboard input to some non-Roman scripts such as Chinese by simple keyboard tricks. For example: this used to work: for Chinese one could press ctr-space when in the word processor or a search box - but you need to have picked Simplified Chinese in the original drop-down box!

For some other languages such as Amharic or Tigrigna, you could switch scripts in certain locations such as search boxes or web-based e-mail by doing a right click, and choosing input methods, then the font you want. With Cyrillic this would even carry over into open office.  This does not seem to work in the newer software versions.  But please let us know if you discover something.

If nothing else works - cut and paste these


¿ Á Ã Å Ç É Ë Í Ï Ñ Ó Õ × Ù Û Ý ß

á ã å ç é ë í ï ñ ó õ ÷ ù û ý ÿ

À Â Ä Æ È Ê Ì Î Ð Ò Ô Ö Ø Ú Ü Þ

à â ä æ è ê ì î ð ò ô ö ø ú ü þ


see also: Asian Dictionaries


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