Keyboards and other utilities are provided free with Windows 2000 and Windows NT.
Below are the instructions for Windows 2000 machines. Instructions for Windows NT is similar.
NOTE: In Windows terminology, an Input Locale is the Keyboard software.
If you are doing this procedure in older versions of Windows, you must select the as the Input Locale first, then press the Properties to see alternate keyboard layouts for that Input Locale.
If you want to switch between switch between the International keyboard and other keyboards, do the following:
In addition to activating a keyboard for Arabic or Hebrew, you may want to activate and use the Right-to-Left (RTL) and Left-to-Right (LTR) paragraph buttons.
NOTE: You may experience difficulties in changing font and font size with the Hebrew and Arabic keyboards. If you type a lot of Hebrew and Arabic text, you may want to buy a specialized a word-processor for these languages.
Tavultesoft has developed a utility called Keyman 6 which allows Windows users to install additional language keyboards not available from Microsoft. Keyman 6 is free for academic and commercial use. Tavultesoft also sells Keyman Deveioper which allows users to create custom keyboard layouts.
Links to Keyman compliant keyboards can be found at: