Selecting a keyboard in Windows 2000

For a Windows 2000 system, you need to be logged in with administrator privileges in order to do the tasks listed here. If you do not have administrative rights, ask your system support person for assistance.

1. Click the Start button, Settings, and Control Panel.

2. When the Control Panel opens, double-click on the Keyboard icon to open the Keyboard Properties panel.

3. Click the Input Locales tab at the top of the panel. This will show the current choices for Input language and Keyboard layout/IME combinations. The default combination will be indicated by a tick (check mark).

4. To add a new combination, click the Add button. This will open the Add Input Locale panel.

5. In the Keyboard layout/IME drop-down menu, select the keyboard you require (such as United States-International) and click OK. If your keyboard is not listed, then it is likely to be already in your list of installed input locales.

6. Choose one of the installed input locales, and click the Set as default button.

7. Make sure that the Enable indicator on taskbar checkbox is selected.

8. Click OK to close the Keyboard Properties panel.

9. Close the Control Panel.

Launch your application and select your keyboard from the locale icon choices on the right of the taskbar (assuming that the taskbar is horizontal).

For instance, if you have added the United States-International keyboard to your locales, you can now create international characters from your Lomak keyboard if it is set to the US-International layout, or using the AltGr technique if it is set to either US/UK or US-International layout.