Kashubian keyboard layout for MS Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP and 2000

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I. Download

  1. Kashubian_keyboard_layout

II. Detailed layout description

1. Kaszëbsczi programistë (Kashubian Programmer’s) – only supports Kashubian characters (csb folder)

2. Kashubian character placement mirrors that of the Polish Programmer’s layout.  In the Kashubian QWERTY keyboard layout, all diacritical marks are co-positioned with their base equivalences (i.e. z with ż). However, since certain Kashubian letters have more than one variation (i.e. o, ò, ó, ô), keys directly to the left and right had to be assigned.

Note: If you have more than one keyboard layout enabled, you can switch between them by clicking on the icon in the Windows language bar in the lower-right corner of your toolbar, or by pressing the assigned key combo.

III. Installation

1. Open the folder containing the layout you want to install (csb) and run the setup.exe program to extract the files.

Note: It is safe to install both layouts as they can peacefully coexist on the same system.

2. Install the layout(s). You will receive a confirmation message verifying completion of the installation.

Note: There may be a short delay during the installation process. Please, be patient.

IV. Enabling the newly installed keyboard layout

You need to enable the newly installed keyboard layout before it becomes available to you.

Note: If the Kashubian layout is not showing on the list of available keyboard layouts, restart your system.

Windows 2000

  • Start > Settings > Control Panel > Keyboard
  • Click on Regional Settings
  • Click Add
  • You will be presented with a dialog box enabling language and keyboard selection
  • From the available list, select a language you normally don’t use (i.e. Czech language designator uses cs, which is similar to Kashubian (csb)).
  • From the keyboard layout list select either Kaszëbsczi programistë (Kashubian only)
  • Click OK and close the dialog box
  • Now you can define system’s default layout. Click OK to complete the setup
  • The lower-right corner of the Taskbar should now display a language icon (i.e. EN, PL, or CS.) By clicking on the icon you can switch between the enabled keyboard layouts.

Windows XP

  • Open Regional and Language Options in Control Panel
  • On the Languages tab, under Text services and input languages, click Details
  • Under Preferences, click Language Bar
  • In the Language Bar Settings dialog box, select the Show additional Language bar icons and click OK
  • In the Installed services window click Add
  • A window allowing language and keyboard layout selection will appear
  • From the available list, select a language you normally don’t use (for example, Czech language designator uses cs, which is similar to Kashubian (csb)).
  • From the keyboard layout list select either Kaszëbsczi programistë (Kashubian only)
  • Click OK to close the dialog box
  • Define your system’s default layout. Click OK to accept the changes and finish setup
  • The lower-right corner of the Taskbar should now display a language icon (i.e. EN, PL, or CS). By clicking on the icon, you can switch between the enabled keyboard layouts.

 

Windows Vista

 

 

  • Go to Control Panel > Clock, Language, and Region settings
  • In the presented window (in the Regional and Language Options portion), click on “Change Keyboard or other input methods” link
  • Under Installed services, click Add (double-click the language and select the text services options you want to enable)
  • A window allowing language and keyboard layout selection will appear
  • From the available list, select a language you normally don’t use (for example, Czech language designator uses cs, which is similar to Kashubian (csb)).
  • From the keyboard layout list select either Kaszëbsczi programistë (Kashubian only)
  • Click OK to close the dialog box
  • Define your system’s default layout. Click OK to accept the changes and finish setup
  • The lower-right corner of the Taskbar should now display a language icon (i.e. EN, PL, or CS). By clicking on the icon, you can switch between the enabled keyboard layouts.

Note: If you don’t see the Language bar, right-click the Taskbar, point to Toolbars, and then click Language bar.

Marek Kwidziński & Yurek Hinz

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Both Kashubian keyboard layouts were created  with Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator version 1.4. All graphics on this Web site are used with permission and are subject to copyrights as stipulated by the Creative Commons 2.5 license, Author: Marek Kwidziński