In this section I'll help to solve different questions concerning the site in armenian.
By the way, I'm not an expert and I'm considering Windows Xp and Internet Explorer.
Nevertheless, I'm following the standards and should work for most of the people.
- I see squares or weird symbols when I see the webpage...
This webpage is encoded in Unicode "utf-8" system and the selected language is armenian "hy". Maybe this will work for you:
NOTE: The following should be your default seeting
Go to Tools > Internet Options
Select from "language script": Armenian
Choose from "webpage's fonts": Sylfaen or any other that will say Unicode
Then press accept all the change and refresh the page (Press F5")
- I want to develop a webpage in armenian...
Go to the PennState site that talks about different scripts in the world, click here to visit it.
- I want to see the "Armenian Keyboard Layout" that Microsoft offers
Follow this link, http://www.microsoft.com/globaldev/reference/keyboards.mspx and select "Armenian Eastern" or "Armenian Western".
Pass the mouse over the "Shift" and the "Caps" keys. You'll notice that more characters will be available.
IF YOU WANT TO PRINT IT
Bring up the keyboard you want to print from the list at: /globaldev/reference/keyboards.mspx
Click anywhere with in the keyboard layout you requested
Open Microsoft Paint
Print from MS-Paint
- I want to type in Armenian (Windows Cd required)
Start->Control Panel->Local and Language Settings (change to classic view if needed)
In the "Language" tab, check the option "Complex scripts and right to left writting".
Accept the message and click on "Apply". You'll probably need the Windows Xp Installation Cd.
After that, in the same screen
click on "Details".
You're going to add the two types of Armenian Keyboards (Eastern and Western).
Click on "Add...", in the first field choose "Armenian" and in the second one
choose "Eastern Armenian" and accept.
Do the same thing, but now in the second field
choose "Western Armenian".
Done that, you should see the keyboards and the two variations.
Now, go under "Settings", choose "Language Toolbar"
and click on it.
Check "Show the language toolbar in the desktop", "Show adittional icons in the noticfication area" and accept.
You'll now be able to see the word "EN"
in the "bottom bar", click on it and you'll see "HY" that stands for armenian.
When you chagne into "HY" you should see an icon of a keyboard that should let you choose between esatern and western variations.
To now wich key types which character read the topic "I want to see the 'Armenian Keyboar Layout'...".
Last thing, click on "Keys configuration" and pay attention that besides "To change between input languages" says that you can press <ALT>+<LEFT SHIFT>.
This means, that whenever you press this combination of keys the input language will change.
Now you can write in armenian in most text editors (i.e. Word), in most email clients (i.e. Outlook), in your internet email (i.e. Hotmail, Gmail). NOTE that TO BE CONTINUED