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Windows 7: Foreign Characters/Characters appearing.


15 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 RC (x64)
 
 
Foreign Characters/Characters appearing.

Hi there. This is an odd problem, whenever certain characters are used ("^ are just some) then a letter is pressed foreign characters appear.
I.E
When I press
" Then O it comes up as , instead of "O, and so on.
Does anyone have any ideas, on how this could be fixed. I've checked in the regional/language settings, and in the G15 control Panel.
Thanks


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15 Oct 2009   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

I use English, German and Finnish keyboard layouts on a daily basis. Never had this kind of issue.

Could you please tell which language settings you are using?

Kari
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15 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 RC (x64)
 
 

Keyboard is US-Internaional, Everything esle is UK English
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15 Oct 2009   #4

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Weird. I'm writing this using English (United States) kb-layout, I can not reproduce your issue: "O, not . I had to switch to Finnish kb-layout to produce the .

First place to start looking is to check English is you default keyboard layout.

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Kari


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15 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 RC (x64)
 
 

Yup it's set to US-International, which is the layout of my keyboard, however when I set it to any UK keyboard set, the problem goes away, but obviously that's a complete different layout
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16 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7 RC (x64)
 
 

OK, I just tried setting all my regional settings to US, but that had no effect. Anyone else have any suggestions?
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16 Oct 2009   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Had a busy day at work, no time for SevenForums earlier.

Was just surfing and googling, trying to find an explanation. Only thing I found even remotely connected to your issue is a situation where user doesn't realize the the software (kb-layout) and hardware (keyboard) don't match. Happens to me all the time, my keyboard is German so when I type English and / or Finnish, I have to remember where certain characters really are because the layout don't match with the keyboard I'm using.

Back to topic: I really have no clue. I have tried to reproduce your issue, but it's a no go. Can't make that kind of typo.

I mention this thread to some of the more advanced members, maybe somebody knows something.

Kari
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16 Oct 2009   #8

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fangus View Post
Hi there. This is an odd problem, whenever certain characters are used ("^ are just some) then a letter is pressed foreign characters appear.
I.E
When I press
" Then O it comes up as , instead of "O, and so on.
Does anyone have any ideas, on how this could be fixed. I've checked in the regional/language settings, and in the G15 control Panel.
Thanks
Fangus.

That is normal behavior.

"o

The is made like this:
shift+" then o =

shift+" then space, then o = "o

If you want to use the strange signs like " ^ ' etc,
and you don't want

then you need to press space after the foreign sign.

greetings
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16 Oct 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

Does this issue happen everywhere or only in Word, for example, what appears to be happening is that the software is automatically creating special characters.

This functionality is sometimes available as an option in word processors but I did not think it was available in windows 7 natively
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16 Oct 2009   #10

Windows 7 RC (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Does this issue happen everywhere or only in Word, for example, what appears to be happening is that the software is automatically creating special characters.

This functionality is sometimes available as an option in word processors but I did not think it was available in windows 7 natively
Yup it happens everywhere.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SquonkSC View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fangus View Post
Hi there. This is an odd problem, whenever certain characters are used ("^ are just some) then a letter is pressed foreign characters appear.
I.E
When I press
" Then O it comes up as , instead of "O, and so on.
Does anyone have any ideas, on how this could be fixed. I've checked in the regional/language settings, and in the G15 control Panel.
Thanks
Fangus.

That is normal behavior.

"o

The is made like this:
shift+" then o =

shift+" then space, then o = "o

If you want to use the strange signs like " ^ ' etc,
and you don't want

then you need to press space after the foreign sign.

greetings
Thanks, but this problem wasn't available from the start, and doesnt happen when I switch Keyboard layouts, do you know of anyway to switch it off, as it's annoying.
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