Learning to type in a non-Roman language?
Keyboard covers for selected languages are now available for check-out at the Davis Library Reference Desk.
Keyboard covers for selected languages are now available for check-out at the Davis Library Reference Desk during regular Reference Desk hours.We have one cover for each of the following language layouts:
- Chinese (Bopomofo/Zhùyi-n fúhào – 注音符號)
- Farsi (Persian)
The covers are made of flexible molded urethane and fit loosely over any standard QWERTY keyboard made for use in the U.S. Patrons may use the covers on any computer in the Reference Computing Area.
Another useful resource is Gate2Home, a website that shows an image of the non-English keyboard while you type. The site includes the following languages: Arabic, Armenian, Belarussian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Devanagari, Divehi, Farsi, Georgian, Greek, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Kannada, Kazakh, Korean, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malayalam, Marathi, Mongolian, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Syriac, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, and Vietnamese.