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    Foreign characters on keyboard
    « on: March 30, 2012, 01:02:14 PM »
    [I'm new here, if I've posted this in the wrong forum, I'm sorry!]

    Somehow, my keyboard (a Gateway FX laptop, American layout, Windows Vista Home Premium SP2, 32-bit), whenever I type ", ', `, ~ or ^ and a vowel, it comes out with a letter with an accent, such as '+a= or ^+u=.  It suddenly started doing this, out of the blue.  My questions are:

    1) Is it possible to switch off/on this setup?
    2) Is it possible to add new characters to be inserted when a letter combination is typed?

    Thank you.


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    Re: Foreign characters on keyboard
    « Reply #1 on: March 30, 2012, 03:54:19 PM »
    Control Panel - Region & Language.


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    Re: Foreign characters on keyboard
    « Reply #2 on: March 31, 2012, 12:31:20 AM »
    He must be using US International keyboard. He needs to do some reading to understand why and how it works.
    How to use the United States-International keyboard layout
    Keyboard layout - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Addition help:
    Windows International Keyboard Codestlt.its.psu.edu/suggestions/international/accents/codeint.html
    Aug 12, 2011 Windows - International Keyboard Codes. This page list codes for accented letters and other characters. The list is organized by type. If you ...
    I have it on my laptop. I turn it on when n need it. But it seldom interferes with my English typing. I mess it up with no fault of the keyboard layout.