Windows Central and East European Fonts and Keyboard Drivers

Special Note for Windows users:

If you use any version of Windows 95 and up, you do NOT need to obtain fonts or keyboard drivers for most CE Languages. Microsoft includes CE support in the system software. For the newest versions of Windows, do the following: Go to "Control Panel" and double-click on  "Regional Options". Choose the tab entitled "General". Towards the bottom are the language settings. Check "Central Europe" and choose "ok." For older versions of Windows, the process is slightly different. To install, do the following: Open Control Panel, double-click Add/Remove Programs, click the Windows Setup tab, and select the Multilanguage Support check box. (Note: this will also install support for Greek, Cyrillic, etc.) Click "ok" and exit. Also, don't forget to install a keyboard. In the same Control Panel, double-click on the Keyboard icon. Go to Language and choose the one you need. You will have to restart the computer for the changes to take effect. The keyboard layout provided is based upon the typewriter layout used in each language.

Setting up fonts and keyboard drivers for Windows


Keyboard drivers

  • WinKey Gavin Helf's package which also contains keyboards for Latvian and Estonian.

Font Archives

Commercial Sites

These links are provided purely for informational purposes. No endorsement or guarantee is made for any product.

  • Smart Link Corporation. Offers numerous cp 1250 fonts for Windows.
  • Apex International Trading. Offers Ogonki 3.0, a set of Polish True Type fonts for Windows 3.1 and Win 95.
  • Tilde.
  • Linguist's Software. Their package covers Albanian, Bosniak (Bosnian), Croatian, Czech, English, Estonian, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, and Sorbian.
This page maintained by:
Andrew M. Drozd
University of Alabama