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Hardware => Hardware => Topic started by: Calis on March 30, 2012, 01:02:14 PM

Title: Foreign characters on keyboard
Post by: Calis 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.
Title: Re: Foreign characters on keyboard
Post by: Allan on March 30, 2012, 03:54:19 PM
Control Panel - Region & Language.
Title: Re: Foreign characters on keyboard
Post by: Geek-9pm 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  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306560)
Also:
Keyboard layout - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyboard_layout)
Addition help:
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Windows International Keyboard Codes (http://tlt.its.psu.edu/suggestions/international/accents/codeint.html)tlt.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.