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SwizzleDude Page Icon Posted 2016-09-18 10:24 AM
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Hey guys!
I have a WIndows CE 5.0 device here, it's got an american english keyboard layout, which is a pity, since I live in germany and only have german keyboards.

Does anybody know how to change the lazout? That'd be awesome, thanks!
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Valou61000 Page Icon Posted 2016-09-18 12:55 PM
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Hi !

You can't because the rom is programmed for the english keyboard...

Sorry..

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SwizzleDude Page Icon Posted 2016-09-18 2:13 PM
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Valou61000 - 2016-09-18 12:55 PM

Hi !

You can't because the rom is programmed for the english keyboard...

Sorry..



Yes, it is very well possible, you just need to edit a registry entry. But I'm not sure which one, that's why I'm asking.
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Rich Hawley Page Icon Posted 2016-09-19 9:47 PM
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Several possibilities.

First would be to use a keyboard remapper program. Something like OKey found here:

http://damnsoft.org/web/software/museum

And there is more information here, specific to CE5. Check the 3rd post and attachment:

http://www.hpcfactor.com/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=15426&po...

Also this may be something you could work with

http://aeinc.ru/aekmap.php

Realize that this is only going to affect they keyboard output when you press a key. It doesn't change the language set of the device. To do that you need to substitute the .mui file. Or better yet, reflash the unit with German firmware if possible.

Nice thing about remapping the keyboard is you can pop the keys off and move them elsewhere. You can turn a QWERTY keyboard into a QWERTZ keyboard.
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SwizzleDude Page Icon Posted 2016-09-19 10:05 PM
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Rich Hawley - 2016-09-19 9:47 PM

Several possibilities.

First would be to use a keyboard remapper program. Something like OKey found here:

http://damnsoft.org/web/software/museum

And there is more information here, specific to CE5. Check the 3rd post and attachment:

http://www.hpcfactor.com/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=15426&po...

Also this may be something you could work with

http://aeinc.ru/aekmap.php

Realize that this is only going to affect they keyboard output when you press a key. It doesn't change the language set of the device. To do that you need to substitute the .mui file. Or better yet, reflash the unit with German firmware if possible.

Nice thing about remapping the keyboard is you can pop the keys off and move them elsewhere. You can turn a QWERTY keyboard into a QWERTZ keyboard.


Thanks Rich. Unfortunately though, it's a MIPS device, and the programs you listed are incompatible.
I can however reflash the ROM from an NB0 file. So I'd have to scramble a german keyboard DLL from PB and add it to the registry, correct?
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Rich Hawley Page Icon Posted 2016-09-20 12:02 AM
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How about Parawin...they used to have a MIPS version...you could invoke a hot key and your keyboard would be some other language set. Also give Remap in the download section a try. The examp!e shows the cursor keys being remapled, but if I remember, you can remap any key....sucy as changing the Y to the Z and visa versa. If thaf worked you could then physically cbange the actual key covers to correspond...
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