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Cannot get apostrophes or question marks

I canèt get an apostrophe or a question mark. Instead I get French accented letters. Can you help meé (just illustrating the problem -- not trying to be funny)

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  • imoore Feb 11, 2009

    Thanks a lot! Found this e-mail while I was deleting some e-mails and tried it (I still had not solved the problem months later) and it worked. Am very grateful!!!

  • kf_pdf Mar 16, 2009

    I have the same problem but the shift and ctrl solution did not work for me. I treid it over a dozen times. This is a one month old Compaq keyboard. Any ideaséééé

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I just figured this out. Hold down your left shift key, then press CTRL. It may take a couple of times for it to work, but it will eventually.

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It would seem that you have to hold down the shift key for a few seconds before you press the control key. I held my shift key down for about 8 seconds and then pressed control. The problem went away.

Posted on May 17, 2012

  • Ree Tardo May 17, 2012

    It would seem that you have to hold down the shift key for a few seconds before you press the control key. I held my shift key down for about 8 seconds and then pressed control. The problem went away.

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