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The Czech Keyboard

Different operating systems have different method of adding languages etc but if you have managed to install Czech and have it as a keyboard language option then below you'll find how to get the characters.

QWERTY Character Combined with Equals Czech Character
1 nothing +
1 shift 1
1 Alt Gr ~
2 nothing e
2 shift 2
2 Alt Gr See Note below
3 nothing
3 shift 3
3 Alt Gr See Note Below
4 nothing c
4 shift 4
4 Alt Gr See Note Below
5 nothing r
5 shift 5
5 Alt Gr See Note Below
6 nothing
6 shift 6
6 Alt Gr See Note Below
7 nothing
7 shift 7
7 Alt Gr See Note Below
8 nothing
8 shift 8
8 Alt Gr See Note Below
9 nothing
9 shift 9
9 Alt Gr See Note Below
0 nothing
0 shift 0
0 Alt Gr See Note Below
- nothing =
- shift %
- Alt Gr See Note Below
= nothing See Note Below
= shift See Note Below
= Alt Gr See Note Below
[ nothing
[ shift /
[ Alt Gr
] nothing )
] shift (
] Alt Gr
; nothing u
; shift "
; Alt Gr $
' nothing
' shift !
' Alt Gr
# nothing See Note Below
# shift '
# Alt Gr
, nothing ,
, shift ?
, Alt Gr <
. nothing .
. shift :
. Alt Gr >
/ nothing -
/ shift _
/ Alt Gr *
\ nothing \
\ shift |
\ Alt Gr nothing


NOTE: This is a double character option and requires two key depressions to see it.

Other special combinations:
(shift) - (=) i.e. shift and = together followed by the single letter d results in d.
(shift) - (=) i.e. shift and = together followed by the single letter n results in n.
(shift) - (=) i.e. shift and = together followed by the single letter t results in t.
(shift) - (=) and then (shift) - (s) = Capital
= (shift) - (u) i.e. press = on it's own then shift and u together = (Capital Czech U).

Other resources

Go to the site at www.wordbook.cz and you'll find you can create correctly spelt Czech words using their special character selector. The search engine is no good for it but, you can copy the Czech text and paste it directly into the Czech search engine like Seznam for which the How to...guide was written. For those more generally interested in having a go at learning the language then try www.locallingo.com for basics and www.bohemica.com for basics and more advanced.

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