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Windows 7: I am having problems with my keyboard, making double symbols.

01 Aug 2013   #1

Windows 7 - 64 bit
I am having problems with my keyboard, making double symbols.

Hello to whoever reads this!

I have gotten some problems with my keyboard, when I want to make the following symbols:



It makes them double, when I press 1 time. Usually you have to press 2 times, to make it. I don't know what made this problem, and I really can't find any solutions. The main problem is actually, that if I want to make an "" I usually have to just press one time on , and then on the A, but since this double thing did come, I haven't been able to make those . So, anyone know anything about this problem?
Thanks in advance!

Best Regards

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01 Aug 2013   #2

Windows 7 32 bit

It would help if we knew the keyboard in question.. as well as some of the hardware detail. Please see below:


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01 Aug 2013   #3


Please read these two posts in another, older thread:Kari
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01 Aug 2013   #4

Windows 7 - 64 bit

Hmm, I am using my G510 Logitech keyboard.
Kari those posts seem to be onto my problem aswell, but now I'm from Denmark, so I can't change it to EN-US!
Got anything else?
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01 Aug 2013   #5


Sorry, I didn't explain it correctly. The same applies to some other keyboard layouts, too, but in those posts the OP had issues with English layouts.

Are you using Danish keyboard layout?
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01 Aug 2013   #6

Windows 7 - 64 bit

Yes, I am.
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01 Aug 2013   #7


OK. This is a bit complicated matter, however with really good logics behind it.

There's not much you can do. Apostrophe, tilde, accent, grave accent etc. behave like that also in my Finnish and Swedish keyboard layouts.

Trying to explain this better I need to quote myself on one of those posts I linked to earlier. See the highlighted part, it explains the issue. Notice that as that quote explains EN-US International layout, it uses " as an example; in your Danish as well as my Finnish and Swedish layouts " behaves normally, but the explanation given is valid in most of the layouts regarding tilde, apostrophe, grave accent and such:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Hi Marterzz, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Your keyboard is working exactly as it should work when keyboard layout EN-US International is selected. In this layout when pressing an apostrophe key on keyboard, system waits another key to be pressed to join selected apostrophe with that second character. This is to make writing letters like , , and possible.

When you press " (also an apostrophe), system waits another key to be pressed. If you in this case press another ", system types them following each other because this apostrophe can not be joined with another ", as for instance an ' could be joined with letter E to produce .

As such you have no issue. You keyboard is working according to the selected keyboard layout EN-US International. You need to switch to simple EN-US keyboard to get apostrophes typed as soon as you have pressed an apostrophe key instead of waiting for the next character to be pressed.

Example: Typing my friend ndre's name here, I needed EN-US International keyboard layout to get it correct. Using normal EN-US keyboard, pressing the same six keys (one ' and five letters) would produce 'Andre.

Read this post: Issue with keyboard input for more information.
Also here something to read for you: Apostrophe Key has massive delay on EN-UK Keyboard
The thing is, your language as also both of my mother tongues Finnish and Swedish do not natively use accent, tilde, apostrophe and such signs. They are sometimes used in "borrowed" foreign words, often of French, Spanish or Slavic origin.

Hence, as there (in normal Danish) should not be the need to use for instance an accent () alone but it might be needed to produce foreign words and names, it functions as you have described: after pressing it it remains waiting the next character to combine for instance in the word Caf. Logically, if the system does not recognize the combination (apostrophe + the next character) as a grammatically correct combination, it simply types both characters following each other.

There is a workaround: If you simply need to type a single accent or such character, press its key followed by spacebar. This produces a single character instead of double, in this case accent.

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01 Aug 2013   #8

Windows 7 - 64 bit

As you said in the last part, to write one single, it should be able to just press 1 time, and then press space. But, the problem is, that when I press time on it, it makes the 2 of them instantly!
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01 Aug 2013   #9


One more try: It's how the Danish keyboard layout works by default, not much you can do. The accent as such does not belong to Danish language, the way it is included in your native layout is designed to allow you to use foreign characters as easily as possible.

You have two options:
  1. Switch to a keyboard layout that produces these special characters with a single key press. ENGLISH-US layout is one of those; the problem is that you would then need to switch back to Danish layout every time you would need , , , , and
  2. Create your own layout with for instance The Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator
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01 Aug 2013   #10

Windows 7 - 64 bit

I just don't understand it. The normal danish keyboard wouldn't do like mine is doing. It happend like a week ago, and now I just got tired of it, and came here
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