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Windows 7: Easy special characters stopped working

09 Jan 2013   #1

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Easy special characters stopped working

Used to place a special character bij holding ctrl or ctrl-shift and selecting like the accent grave (under the esc button), releasing and then pressing the e.
Viola- French "Frere" correctly...
But it stopped working for some reason, only in Word 7 it still works...
Used to work in all software, like my e mail client, in THIS entry box etc.
I know Windows 7 has a complicated solution by copying a character from a list: very tedious.
Keyboard is US Int'l, languages English US and Dutch.
Windows 7 also Dutch.


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09 Jan 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Hold down the alt key and type 0232 using the numbers pad to get --->

Or copy/paste
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09 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. (On both machines)

Don't see this as a problem, I pinned the "Character Map" Icon to my taskbar since first using 7. Click it, use it, after some use you will know where to look for the ones you use most. I find "Segoe UI Symbol" to be the most useful.

But I must thank Jacee for that tip, nice one Jacee!

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10 Jan 2013   #4

Windows 7

I know, but what I wonder about is why MY favorite method stopped working...
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 Easy special characters stopped working

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