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to buy or not to buy a polish keyboard ?

wozzy 8 | 206  
21 Oct 2007 /  #1
O.K. you computer buffs out there....I'm going to Poland again Wednesday this week, and the thought of buying a keyboard with a polish layout occcured.

What do you think practical idea or not?
If its feasable what would I expect to pay for a standard keyboard in Poland?

Thanks for your thought on this one.............
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
21 Oct 2007 /  #2
the thought of buying a keyboard with a polish layout occcured.

Aren't they the same ? I've never seen a Polish layout.
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544  
21 Oct 2007 /  #3
Yes, they are the same.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
21 Oct 2007 /  #4
What do you mean ? Polish letters ? It's a matter of software.
osiol 55 | 3,922  
21 Oct 2007 /  #5
I taught M*******t Word some simple keyboard shortcuts to do the letters with symbols.
If I feel the need to use them, I just use Word, then cut and paste.
sledz 23 | 2,250  
21 Oct 2007 /  #6
I have a Polish keyboard that another forum gave me

But you dont really need it..... just add the Polish programers
OP wozzy 8 | 206  
22 Oct 2007 /  #7
simple keyboard shortcuts

SIMPLE! SIMPLE! Nothing about computers is simple to me :o)

Thanks ...
sledz 23 | 2,250  
22 Oct 2007 /  #8
hold on wozzy , I`ll pull up the thred thats if they didnt delete it

so did you figure it out yet???
zaleski - | 10  
22 Oct 2007 /  #9
Wozzy, you have to start thinking like a cheapskate. Polish fonts are available on the internet for free. Go to your search engine box and type 'free polish fonts'. I use the Ogonki fonts: Ą ą Ć ć Ę ę £ ł Ń ń Ó ó Ś ś Ż ż - ź.
Softsong 5 | 495  
23 Oct 2007 /  #10
I was able to muddle my way to change my keyboard to write Polish characters.
The biggest problem for me is to remember that y and z are reversed.

For WinXP...Go to your control panel and select "Regional Language Options"
Then click on the middle tab "Language"
Leave default as is....and then got to "installed services" and scroll down till you get to
Polish language "add", then for the keyboard choose Polish Programmers. That did it for me.

(See? £ ż ń ę)

I forget if I ticked add first or what. First time I attempted it, nothing happened. Experiment and bit and you will get it. Just avoid choosing another language as default or your computer will display everything in that language.

You can get stickers for your keyboard to remind you of where everything is located.
OP wozzy 8 | 206  
7 Nov 2007 /  #11
Thanks a lot folks. Just got back from Poland and as said you can get Polish layout keyboards but they are as rare as rocking horse muck nobody has or want's them, but can be got to order.

So I'll just have to go with the majority and frustrate myself with the softwear. Aaaargh :0)

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