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Hitachi flora laptop and problems with typing @ symbol


My friend has recently purchased a Hitachi flora laptop in Japan. He is using it in English mode however he is not able to type an @ symbol. It is there on the keyboard but hwatever combination of keys he uses he is not able to get an @. Any ideas?

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Re: Hitachi flora laptop and problems with typing @...

Using it in English mode? Does that mean that Windows is set to English??

Does it have a standard QWERTY english keyboard?? If it has a japanese keyboard, with windows set to English, then the keys will be different. Shift key with number 2 gives you the @ symbol on a QWERTY english keyboard.

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