Microsoft Finnish Multilingual Keyboard

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    Extends capabilities of current Finnish standard keyboard
    • Note:There are multiple files available for this download.Once you click on the "Download" button, you will be prompted to select the files you need.


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        The new Finnish Multilingual keyboard extends the capabilities of the current Finnish standard keyboard. No new keyboard hardware is required. The new characters are created using diacritical marks and the AltGr key.

        The layout is based on a proposal by the Keyboard Working Group reporting to the Finnish national Steering Group on Cultural Diversity Issues, Kotoistus. It is intended for easy typing of various languages including Finnish, Swedish, Northern Sámi, Inari Sámi, Skolt Sámi, Southern Sámi, Lule Sámi, Danish, Norwegian, and Romany as spoken in Finland. We are also trying to accommodate easy entry of names in other languages with Latin characters. The most important additions for Finnish are š and ž, as well as en dash “–“.

        Download FinnishKeyboardIntroduction.doc for more information.
    • Supported Operating System

      Longhorn (Windows Code Name), Windows XP Service Pack 2

        To install Microsoft Finnish Multilingual Keyboard for Evaluation, your system must meet the following requirements:
        • Windows XPSP2 (for better font support) or above in English or any localized language version.
        • Administrator rights to the system as you will be adding the new keyboard.
      • To install:
        • Click on the installation file to start the installation.
        • Accept the EULA to complete the installation.

        After the successful installation message pops up, you will need to:

        • Go to Control Panel.
        • Click on Regional and Language Options.
        • Click on the Languages tab.
        • Under Text services and input languages, click on the Details… button.
        • Under Installed Services, click Add…
        • In the Add Input Language dialog box, select the input language (e.g. Finnish), and the keyboard layout – Microsoft Finnish Multilingual Keyboard for Evaluation.
        • Then, click OK and Apply.

        You should now be able to use the newly installed Microsoft Finnish Multilingual Keyboard for Evaluation.

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