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Weird French character key

Hi there
if you want a question mark, you do shift + / key
but on my keyboard it shows this key é
which i assume is french, i also wanna type the
double quotation, i get `
left angle bracket i get '
right angle bracker i get .

in other words i am not gettin gthey key i want
i tried fn +f11, didn work

please help

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  • canada_eric Jan 11, 2009

    hi i am sorry that i forgot to mention that the problem occurs on ubuntu os
    i did have the sam problem on vista, but i solved the way you suggested, but on ubuntu i am not sure, there is no such thing i can set the lanaguge (or maybe there is i don't know)

    any other thought?

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This is a problem I haven’t stumbled on before and it bugged me so I have a suggestion.
 
-         Open the Control Panel (generally on the Start menu)
-         Open the Regional and Language folder
-         Click on Languages tab
-         Click on Details
 
See if the keyboard layout is set to ‘US.’
 
Now, what I don’t seem to find is how to choose something different without actually changing ‘Language’ itself.  
 
Win ‘Help’ gave this result when searching on “changing keyboard language:”
 
“You can switch to a different keyboard layout or enter text in other languages without changing keyboards. However, the key labels may no longer match the characters you are entering. Use Regional and Language Options in Control Panel for changing languages and keyboard layouts.”
If this does or doesn't work, please post back as it might help others either do what you want to do or avoid paying any attention to me <grin>

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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    Steve Allison Jan 11, 2009

    Forgot to suggest this in the original; see if Acer will send you the key caps so the characters on the keys now correspond to what they now do.
    I've had luck with this kind of request on a couple of occasions with other companies.    

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Sounds like a Frenck keyboard, evel things to type on.
try goin into settings and changeing the keyboard language to english
if that dosn't work get tipex find out what each key dose and change it XD
or a better sugestion, I assume that your keyboard has a C type jack and is
going into a purpel port on the back of your computer? what you could try doing
is getting a normal 2.0USB keyboard.
That should solve your probelem as the drivers should be installed into the
keyboard.
Id recomend a "Genius" -cheapest option
or a "Logitec" -a bit more expensive but still good value and way better

Posted on Jul 20, 2009

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