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download and install instructions (Windows 10)

Make sure you have Microsoft‘s Keyboard Layout Creator [MSKLC] software (free) installed on your computer.

NB. These instructions refer to the multilingual layout and to its download package PTUS1808.zip.
The Greek keyboard download file is called GkPolytonicKbd.zip and the Russian one PTrussKbd.zip.
Download and installation principles are essentially the same for all three keyboard layouts.

[1] After clicking to download whichever of the three zipped packages just mentioned,
click ‘ Save file’ and then ‘OK’, as shown here.

[2] Open File Manager and go to your Downloads folder.
You should see something resembling this:

It will be identical for the Greek and Russian keyboards except that the files will start
GkPoly01
(Greek) and PT-Russ_ (Russian) instead of PTUS1808 (multilingual).
Run (double click) setup.exe (above).

[4] If you see something like this:

select to ‘Remove the keyboard layout’ and click ‘Finish’.
Otherwise just let the Setup run and click ‘Finish’.
In some cases you might have to uninstall/remove existing files and start again.

[5] If successful, the setup you just ran will have created an array of DLL files.
You don’t have to find them on your machine, even less deal with them; it’s just that
Windows needs data in that format to let you run the keyboard layout you’re installing.
The Greek keyboard layout files will be GkPoly01.dll,the Russian ones PT-Russ.dll
and the multilingual ones PTUS1808.dll (as shown here).

Now you can actually make the keyboard layouts come alive.

[6] Click the Windows ‘Start’ button (under small red arrow, bottom left, below)
and start typing ‘Region & language‘. That should bring up this menu (below) on the
left of the screen. Select the region highlighted in blue as indicated by large red arrow.

Selecting ‘Regions & language’ should produce something resembling this:

The multilingual keyboard layout is associated with the Windows English (United States) language pack.
If English (United States) does not appear in the ‘Languages’ display shown above, you‘ll have to add it first (press ‘+’ to Add a language).

The Greek Polytonic keyboard is associated with the Windows Ελληνικά language pack.
If Greek/Ελληνικά does not appear in the Windows Languages display, you’ll need to add it first.

The Phonetic Russian keyboard is associated with the Windows Русский language pack.
If Russian/Русский does not appear in the Windows Languages display, you’ll need to add it first.

[7a] MULTILINGUAL
Click on English (United States). That should reveal the following.

[7b] GREEK POLYTONIC
Click on Ελληνικά. That should reveal:

[7c] RUSSIAN PHONETIC
Click on Русский. That should reveal the following.

[8] In all three cases (7a, 7b, 7c), select ‘Options' and ensure that
your new keyboard layout[s] is/are now available in Windows.

[a] US PT1808 should be under English (United States)
[b] Greek Polytonic should be under Greek/Ελληνικά
[c] Russian Phonetic 1 should be under Russian/Русский

[9] Click on the language abbreviation at the right end of the taskbar, and then select the keyboard layout you want to use.


If that doesn’t work, use the Windows key + Space bar to cycle through keyboard layouts you‘ve installed.