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Windows 7: Keyboard character '}' not generated while typing

01 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Keyboard character '}' not generated while typing

Notebook I have is HP Pavilion dv7-4120em Entertainment Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English) with Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit installed.

I'm using Windows 7 in English language, but besides English keyboard layout, I have additional keyboard layouts installed for Slovenian an Russian language. My native language is Slovenian and this type of keyboard layout I use primarily. I have a very peculiar problem. One day the character '}' stopped working. On Slovenian keyboard it is generated with AltGr+N combination. But NOTHING happens! Left curly brace '{' is generated as expected with AltGr+B combination. It is really annoying as I earn my living with application programming in C++ and I really need this character. I can produce this sign with Alt+125 combination. Now this is strange or what?

Slovenian keyboard layout
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I also tried English keyboard layout and character '}' is generated without a problem, but here the combination is different Shift+].

English keyboard layout
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I've called Microsoft Slovenia tech support and they have no clue. I've called HP Slovenia tech support and they also have no clue. I can't believe it!

Is there any way to diagnose/debug the problem? From keyboard driver key press detection to keyboard layout id mapping to finally user space representation? I really, really don't want to reinstall Windows for this.

Thank you for all the help and suggestions!

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01 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 64b Ultimate

Hello RustFree, welcome to SF!

Have a look at this tut and see what your keyboard setup looks like?
Keyboard Layout Preview
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01 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MvdB View Post
Hello RustFree, welcome to SF!

Have a look at this tut and see what your keyboard setup looks like?
Keyboard Layout Preview
Thank you for the welcome!

I checked the layout, but I can see only characters on 'basic' plane, not the ones that are generated if I press AltGr+<some_key>

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I really doubt that faulty character layout map is the cause. It could get corrupted somehow or what? I also loaded Slovenian layout with Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator 1.4 and everything looks ok.

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