Welsh Language Software
- Getting started
- Welsh Office 2003
- Cysgliad (Welsh spellchecker and dictionary)
- Welsh language keyboard and date settings
It is possible to install one or all of the Welsh language software resources below, thereby enabling you to customise your PC settings to match your proficiency in Welsh.
All of the Welsh language resources (except Welsh Windows XP are available from the Windows start menu:
Networked Applications > General Software > Cymraeg
However to be able to view the Cymraeg menu your networked PC will need to be running the INSRV Windows XP Image 820 and above.
Welsh Office 2003
Welsh Office 2003 is available on all networked PCs by changing the language settings within Office itself. Is also possible to change date settings into Welsh and install a Welsh keyboard - allowing the easy use of characters such as a circumflex, all of which will complement existing Welsh provisions such as Cysgliad - the Welsh language spell checker and dictionary.
Welsh Office 2003 allows you to use Excel, PowerPoint and Word in a Welsh-language interface. All of the menus and options are in Welsh, for example:
Welsh Office is quick to install and can easily be switched back to the English version. Note that Access 2003 and all Office help files have not been translated into Welsh.
Installing and running Welsh Office 2003
Before setting the language interface to Welsh it is first necessary to ensure Office 2003 is installed on the PC that you are using. You can check this by going to: Network Applications > General Software > Principal Applications
If you see the Office 2003 installer icon then you will need to install Office 2003 before carrying out the instructions below.
Once you are certain Office 2003 has been installed:
- Save all changes to current documents and close all Office applications that are currently in use.
- Run the Office 2003 Welsh Language Installer found in the Cymraeg menu: Network Applications > General Software > Cymraeg
- After this is complete, run Set Office 2003 to Welsh.
When you next run up Word, Excel or Powerpoint the menus will be displayed in Welsh. N.B. Access 2003 and all Office help files are only available in English.
To revert back to the English language interface at any time:
- Close down all Office applications and run Set Office 2003 to English.
The Welsh interface is a user setting - if you access Office from another workstation it will display the Office applications in the language that you last accessed it. However, this will only be the case where Welsh Office 2003 has been installed. If Office 2003 does not display in Welsh then run the Office 2003 Welsh Language Installer again.
Welsh Office 2003 includes a built-in Welsh language spellchecker. However we recommend you use the Cysgliad application to spell check as it is able to handle Welsh mutations.
Cysgliad is a software package that includes a Welsh spelling and grammar checker, thesaurus and pop up dictionary.
To install Cysgliad:
- Run Cysgliad from the Cymraeg menu (Networked Applications > General Software > Cymraeg)
- When you open Word you will find that two items, Gwirio Dogfen and Cysgeir will have been added to your toolbar.
If you use another PC you may have to re-install Cysgliad even though the toolbar remains within Word.
Welsh language keyboard and date settings
The Welsh language keyboard allows you to input the characters ŵ and ŷ and displays Date/Time settings in Welsh.
To install the keyboard:
- Run Set Welsh Keyboard (Networked Applications > General Software > Cymraeg)
- You will then need to logout and log back in again for the change to take effect.
To input the characters ŵ and ŷ, hold down the Alt_Gr key and hit the ^ character, followed by w or y.
To re-set the keyboard to English:
- Run Set English Keyboard.
- Again you will need to logout and log back in again for the change to take effect.