Installing the Slovak Keyboard (Windows XP)
Using the Slovak keyboard (Windows XP)
The active keyboard is indicated on the Taskbar (e.g., the English keyboard is represented by the letters EN). To select the Slovak keyboard, first open the software you intend to use (e.g., Microsoft Word) and make sure that the software has the focus (click inside the software window). Then click the letters on the Taskbar (EN in the example illustration below) to open a keyboard menu and select Slovak (SK).
The Slovak keyboard should now be active, with the letters SK appearing on the taskbar. You may wish to work with the Language Bar on the screen. To restore the Language Bar, right-click SK and select Restore the Language bar on the menu. The Language bar should now appear docked to the title bar of the software window. You can also drag the Language bar down into the document area if you wish, as illustrated below:
To return the Language bar to the Taskbar, click on the minimize button (button with a minus sign on right side of Language bar).
The On-Screen Keyboard can be used as an aid in learning the layout of the Slovak keyboard. To start the On-Screen Keyboard, follow this Start Menu path: Programs/Accessories/Accessibility. You can enter characters via the keyboard, using the On-Screen Keyboard as a template, or you can enter characters directly by clicking the keys on the screen.