FAQ


Which barcodes can be decoded by Cherry keyboards?

Most bar codes can be decoded. The keyboard automatically detects the specific bar code symbology. A list of all bar codes that can be decoded can be found in the User Manual.
Supported bar code symbologies:

  • Code 39
  • Code 128
  • Codabar
  • Interleaved 2/5
  • Industrial 2/5
  • MSI
  • Plessey
  • Matrix 2/5
  • Code 93
  • Code 11
  • Code 16K
  • EAN/JAN
  • UPC

Do you have keyboards in other Languages?

Yes, here are some of the popular languages we get requests for:
Arabic
Cyrillic (Russian)
Danish
Finnish
French
German
Hebrew
Norwegian
Spanish
Swedish
Turkish
UK

For more information on different keyboard layouts, Please see our International Keyboards section on our website or alternatively, contact us with your requirements.


In which markets are your keyboards used?

We have keyboards suitable for a wide range of markets including: Automotive, Military, Point of Sale, Medical, Industrial, Aerospace, Gaming, Telecommunications, Financial to name a few.
Can you customise keycaps for an existing keyboard?
Yes, we can make sets of custom keycaps, however it is more cost effective for larger volumes of say 10+ sets.
Can you customize a Cherry keyboard?

Yes, as authorised Cherry distributor we can offer replacement keys, keycaps, overlays and templates to suit your application. Please contact us with your requirements.


What are the media keys used for on a keyboard?

Media keys can be used to launch everyday applications such as an internet browser, email and to control DVDs and Audio CD’s.


What operating systems will the Cherry keyboards work on?
The Cherry keyboards will operate on any IBM compatible PC running Windows 98/WinNT, 2000, ME and XP. For the newer MAC OS, the USB Keyboards are compatible. For older versions of MAC OS you may need to purchase a Cherry keyboard which has been designed for MACs..
I work as a data entry clerk and I believe that keyboard I am using is causing pains in my wrist RSI? can you suggest a keyboard to overcome this problem? RSI = Repetitive Strain Injury

Yes, there are a number of different keyboards we can offer to treat and prevent injury whilst typing, please see the Ergonomic section of our website or contact us for more information on the various products.

However, there are other factors which may be causing your injury other than the type of keyboard you use. These include, the height of your chair, work station, and the placement of your mouse and monitor. Proper placement and design of computer equipment and other office items can help treat and prevent typing injuries like RSI.

In any case, If you are in pain whist working and suspect it is RSI, we strongly recommend that you stop immediately, notify your work and seek medical advice from a doctor. If treated in the early stages there is a strong chance of recovery.
What is a trackball or trackerball?

basically a trackerball / trackball is an alterntive to a mouse. The ball is controlled with your fingertips and is normally purchased already integrated into the keyboard or as a stand alone product.