Mexican (Spanish) Keyboard Labels
The Mexican (Spanish) label set conforms to the Spanish (Latin American) keyboard layout in Windows. The labels are printed on clear Lexan® so the original key legend shows through; this allows you to add Spanish labels to your existing keyboard so that it becomes a bilingual keyboard (Spanish and the original language of your keyboard). The labels are available in blue letters on clear labels (for beige and light colored keyboards) and white letters on clear labels (for dark colored keyboards).
This label set supports the Spanish language in the following countries: Argentina, Bolivia (Spanish), Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador (Spanish), El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru (Spanish), Puerto Rico, Uruguay, and Venezuela. The label set also supports Quechua in: Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru. The label set also supports K'iche (Guatemala). This language is supported in Windows Vista, XP, ME, 98, and 95 using the Spanish Latin American keyboard layout.
Mexican (Spanish) labels are a very economical option for creating a bilingual Spanish keyboard. The language labels use an easy peel-and-stick method to install. They will not damage the original keyboard key. The letters are printed on the underside of the labels so that the lettering will not wear off. This affords you with many years of durable use.
DataCal language labels are designed to fit desktop and laptop computer keyboards. Laptops with smaller than standard keys may not be compatible with the DataCal label sets.
Label size: 7/16" w X 9/16" H (11mm W X 14mm H)
Check your keyboard to ensure that it is compatible. DataCal bilingual labels have the letters and numbers on the right side of the label. These labels are compatible with keyboards that have the letters printed on the left side of the key. The labels are not compatible with keyboards that have the letter printing in the middle or on the right side of the key top.
How to Setup an International Language in Windows
You must first configure Windows for the international language that you wish to use. After you configure Windows, you will be able to manually select the international language when you wish to use it. For additional information on language setup, see the Windows Help file system of contact Microsoft technical support.Setup instructions for Windows Vista
Instructions for Typing in Spanish in Windows
The Spanish keyboard layout
uses a system of deadkeys (highlighted in yellow below) to type certain accented
characters. To use the deadkey system, first type the deadkey; nothing will
appear on the screen. Next, type the key (generally a vowel) that you wish to
combine with the deadkey. You should then see the accented character that you
want on the screen. If you press a deadkey and then a press a key that does not
go with that accent (such as pressing an accent and the number "2"),
nothing happens; the accent deadkey must be correct to work. Depending upon the
language, deadkeys work with both unshifted and shifted keys.
The AltGr Key
Many languages include more characters than can be typed on a standard computer keyboard. To solve this problem, additional characters may be assigned to the right AltGr key (the right Alt key) and/or the Shifted AltGr key. In Europe, the right Alt key is referred to as the AltGr key. In the United States, it is merely the right Alt key. It is important to note that the left Alt key cannot be used as the AltGr key.
Characters that require the AltGr key appear to the left in the DataCal labels (see illustration to the left). On the number keys, the AltGr characters are centered at the bottom of the label. Shifted AltGr keys are centered at the top of the label. For alpha keys, the AltGr characters are in the lower left corner of the label. Shifted AltGr characters (if different from the lower case AltGr characters), are centered at the top of the label.
The 102 Style Keyboard
This language uses the European style 102 keyboard layout. This keyboard layout features a key in the lower left corner of the keyboard (next to the US English "Z" key) that is not found on standard US 101 keyboards. If you are using a standard US 101 keyboard, you will not be able to use this label. If you are using the US 101 style keyboard and wish to type the characters on the 102 key, you will have to switch back to English to be able to type these characters or use the Alt key input method.
To use the Alt key input method, hold down the Alt key on the keyboard and press the numbers indicated below for the desired character on the numeric keypad (note that the system only works with the numeric keypad; it does not work with the number row across the top of the keyboard).
|Character to type||Alt Key Sequence|
|>||Alt + 062|