Typing Wrong Characters


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tarzan

I just had to re-install W7 on a new machine because of machine
failure. Right off, I see that I am not getting the right characters
for what I type.

For example - I type "\" and I get "#".
How can I fix this?

Thanks

Apeman
 
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tarzan

Check you keyboard layout. I sounds like your using a language layout
you don't want. To find that go to Regional and Language Settings, not
Keyboard, in the Control Panel.

That did it Thanks
The settings were wrong.

Apeman
 
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Daniel47

Alias said:
You're welcome and thanks for the feedback.
Alias, thanks from me as well!!

I've suffered with this wrong keyboard layout from about 3.5 years. My
biggest manifestations were the the " character was now Shift-2 and I
had yet to find where the \ key (as in for directories C:\....) was hiding.

Now, thanks to tarzan's question and your answer, everything is where
it's supposed to be and I'm happy again.

Thank you.

Daniel
 
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J. P. Gilliver (John)

In message <[email protected]>, "(e-mail address removed)"
Alias, thanks from me as well!!

I've suffered with this wrong keyboard layout from about 3.5 years. My
biggest manifestations were the the " character was now Shift-2 and I
(Being UK I get frustrated when it _isn't_ shift-2 of course!)
had yet to find where the \ key (as in for directories C:\....) was
hiding.

Now, thanks to tarzan's question and your answer, everything is where
it's supposed to be and I'm happy again.
[]
For some of the commoner such characters, it's worth learning a few
codes - I had to type a ~ not too long ago on a system which didn't
match what was printed, and just did the (IIRR) Alt-0126. Of course,
this is only really practical where there's a numeric pad (it _can_ be
done on a laptop etc. without, but by gosh it's hard work ...). IIRR
this was in a DOS box on a W95 machine; I think the keyboard reverted to
US layout under those circumstances, so may be less of a problem if
that's your default anyway.
 
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Paul

J. P. Gilliver (John) said:
In message <[email protected]>, "(e-mail address removed)"
Alias, thanks from me as well!!

I've suffered with this wrong keyboard layout from about 3.5 years. My
biggest manifestations were the the " character was now Shift-2 and I
(Being UK I get frustrated when it _isn't_ shift-2 of course!)
had yet to find where the \ key (as in for directories C:\....) was
hiding.

Now, thanks to tarzan's question and your answer, everything is where
it's supposed to be and I'm happy again.
[]
For some of the commoner such characters, it's worth learning a few
codes - I had to type a ~ not too long ago on a system which didn't
match what was printed, and just did the (IIRR) Alt-0126. Of course,
this is only really practical where there's a numeric pad (it _can_ be
done on a laptop etc. without, but by gosh it's hard work ...). IIRR
this was in a DOS box on a W95 machine; I think the keyboard reverted to
US layout under those circumstances, so may be less of a problem if
that's your default anyway.
I think the biggest annoyance for me on this topic, was the
behavior of Windows 7.

When I got my laptop, there were several keyboard mappings
set up. (In Canada, they support French and English mappings
for keyboards.) This was all fine, except Windows 7 would
change the mapping, while you were typing! Right in the middle
of a sentence, it would change on you.

To stop that, I had to remove the mappings I would never
be using. Leaving a single mapping, and therefore, not
allowing Windows 7 to do whatever it felt like. I haven't
had a problem with screwed up mappings since.

Paul
 
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Andy Burns

J. P. Gilliver (John) said:
For some of the commoner such characters, it's worth learning a few
codes - I had to type a ~ not too long ago on a system which didn't
match what was printed, and just did the (IIRR) Alt-0126. Of course,
this is only really practical where there's a numeric pad (it _can_ be
done on a laptop etc. without, but by gosh it's hard work ...).
Rather annoyingly it *can't* be done on this netbook, which has a 'Fn'
key but it doesn't produce numpad scancodes when used in combination
with the 789/uio/jkl keys.
 
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