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The Welsh Keyboard
in Windows XP/Vista/7

yn Gymraeg button - load the Welsh version

If you are using Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7, all the accented characters used in Welsh and others from European languages are already there in most of the fonts that are on the computer; AcenSyml 2.1 (easy accent) makes it easy for you to type them from the keyboard in easy-to-remember key press combinations in versions of Windows up to and including Windows XP, but it does not work with the newer applications such as Word in Windows 7.

You can set up your computer to use the Welsh Keyboard Driver that is already available in Windows 7, Vista and XP.

Click here if you want to find out more about AcenSyml 2.1

The Windows Welsh Keyboard driver scans the keys and looks for the particular combinations that produce the accented characters as follows:

Keys held down

Key pressed

Release keys then press

Letter obtained

Control key   Alt key
key 6
Vowel
a,e,i,o,u,w,y
A,E,I,O,U,W,Y
Vowel with a circumflex
(to bach)
Control key   Alt key
key 6
key A
a circumflex
Control key   Alt key
key 6
Y key
y circumflex
Control key    alt key
key 6
shift key   W key
Capital W circumflex
Control key   Alt key
Key accute ampersand
Vowel
a,e,i,o,u,w,y
A,E,I,O,U,W,Y
Vowel with
acute accent
Control key    alt key
Key accute ampersand
shift key   key E
Control key   Alt key
(none)
Vowel
a,i,o,u,w,y
A,I,O,U,W,Y
Vowel with
acute accent
(not e,E)
Control key   Alt key
(none)
key A
Control key   Alt key
Key 2 "
Vowel
a,e,i,o,u,w,y
A,E,I,O,U,W,Y
Vowel with diaresis
(umlaut)
Control key   Alt key
Key 2 "
key A
a umlaut
(none)
Grave accent key
Vowel
a,e,i,o,u,w,y
A,E,I,O,U,W,Y
Vowel with
grave accent

(none)

Grave accent key

key O

O grave

(none)

Grave accent key

W key


 Summary

Circumflex (To bach)

<ctrl><alt><6> then vowel

Acute accent (Acen ddyrchafedig)

<ctrl><alt> with vowel (not é or É)

Grave (Acen ddisgynedig)

<`>- grave accent key - to the left of the number 1 key) then vowel, (No <ctrl><alt>)

Diaeresis (Didolnod - Umlaut)

<ctrl><alt><2> then vowel


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