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Windows 7: Some special characters coming out wrong on my computer

26 Nov 2012   #1
Mr Davo

Windows 7 (XP, by Virtualization)
 
 
Some special characters coming out wrong on my computer

Hi Everyone,

I am using a Windows 7 x64 computer and several keys on my keyboard are misbehaving. When I press the tilde (~), at (@) or hash (#) keys I see different characters.

The characters that I am seeing are as follows -



Initially I installed a Microsoft USB Keyboard, and when I did so some software - in the style of Windows 8 - was installed. As I suspected that the Windows 8 "style" software may be at fault I uninstalled it (however there was no improvement). I then tried a Logitech USB keyboard with the same outcome, and finally tried a Microsoft PS2 keyboard.

Having tried 3 different keyboards with the same effect I am convinced that the issue is with the computer itself.

If anybody has any suggestions on how to fix this they will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Davo


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26 Nov 2012   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Looks like your keyboard is set to a British layout. You can change that in Control Panel\Clock, Language, and Region
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27 Nov 2012   #3
Mr Davo

Windows 7 (XP, by Virtualization)
 
 

Hi whs,

Thanks very much for your input - the advise that you provided has fixed the issue.

Kind Regards,

Davo
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27 Nov 2012   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You are welcome. Any time.
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