Hebrew Keyboard Layout




Download the more convenient Hebrew keyboard mapping:
The default Hebrew keyboard requires user to press [Shift]+[Caps Lock] to access the vowel points. Therefore, every time the [Caps Lock] is pressed, the Caps Lock mode is toggled on, and user has to remember to press [Caps Lock] to re-toggle Caps Lock mode off. That is inconvenient.

The Webrew keyboard mapping is the same as the default Hebrew mapping from Microsofts, except that the Webrew keyboard definition requires the user to press the [Ctrl]+[Alt] keys to access the vowel points. Hence, avoiding using the [Caps Lock] key to access the נקד (niqud, vowel points). The Webrew keyboard definition file may be downloaded [here].


Installing
Run the installation file appropriate for your system. Activate
[Control Panel] :
 [Regional & Language Options] :
  [Keyboards and Languages] tab :
   [Change keyboards | Install Languages] button

At [General] tab, click [Add] Button. In the languages tree, search for Hebrew(Israel) : Keyboard.
Select the Webrew keyboard before clicking [OK].


Recommended Hot-key Settings
At [Advanced Key Settings] retain [Left Alt] + [Shift] as hot-keys for shifting between languages.
Set [To English] to use [Left Alt] + [Shift] + [0]
Set [To Webrew] to use [Left Alt] + [Shift] + [1]


Using the Webrew Keyboard Definition
To top row of the keyboard layout are the niqud keys. To access them when using the Webrew keyboard definition, press
[Ctrl] + [Alt] + [the desired niqud key].



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