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characters keep switching to a french keyboard

  1. #1


    VABR Guest

    characters keep switching to a french keyboard

    I use Windows Vista and often when I am repling (MS Outlook) in email and
    also in word docs, the keyboard seems to switch to a French version, and
    french characters display. For example, if I click shift 2, I will not get
    the @ symbol; instead the " will display. Does anyone know why this is
    happening and how I can stop this?

    Thanks so much
    --
    Val

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  2. #2


    Mark L. Ferguson Guest

    Re: characters keep switching to a french keyboard

    You are probably set to use a 'normal.dot' template that sets your keyboard
    to the French language. Find and delete that hidden file, and Word will
    create a new one without that setting.

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    "VABR" <VABR@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:573C247D-37C6-43C4-B491-803620231257@xxxxxx

    > I use Windows Vista and often when I am repling (MS Outlook) in email and
    > also in word docs, the keyboard seems to switch to a French version, and
    > french characters display. For example, if I click shift 2, I will not
    > get
    > the @ symbol; instead the " will display. Does anyone know why this is
    > happening and how I can stop this?
    >
    > Thanks so much
    > --
    > Val

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  3. #3


    KDE Guest

    Re: characters keep switching to a french keyboard

    are you using the standard fonts, or something else (could be a font issue),
    Also.. hate to ask, but is it a legite version of office? or one you
    downloaded somewhere ?


    "VABR" <VABR@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:573C247D-37C6-43C4-B491-803620231257@xxxxxx

    >I use Windows Vista and often when I am repling (MS Outlook) in email and
    > also in word docs, the keyboard seems to switch to a French version, and
    > french characters display. For example, if I click shift 2, I will not
    > get
    > the @ symbol; instead the " will display. Does anyone know why this is
    > happening and how I can stop this?
    >
    > Thanks so much
    > --
    > Val


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    VABR Guest

    Re: characters keep switching to a french keyboard

    Hi,
    It is a legit version of office and I am just trying to use the core keys on
    the keypad, no special fonts (that I am aware of). It will happen in the
    middle of an email or word doc., all of a sudden the keyboard characters seem
    to switch over
    --
    Val


    "KDE" wrote:

    > are you using the standard fonts, or something else (could be a font issue),
    > Also.. hate to ask, but is it a legite version of office? or one you
    > downloaded somewhere ?
    >
    >
    > "VABR" <VABR@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:573C247D-37C6-43C4-B491-803620231257@xxxxxx

    > >I use Windows Vista and often when I am repling (MS Outlook) in email and
    > > also in word docs, the keyboard seems to switch to a French version, and
    > > french characters display. For example, if I click shift 2, I will not
    > > get
    > > the @ symbol; instead the " will display. Does anyone know why this is
    > > happening and how I can stop this?
    > >
    > > Thanks so much
    > > --
    > > Val
    >
    >
    >

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  5. #5


    Opinicus Guest

    Re: characters keep switching to a french keyboard

    "Mark L. Ferguson" <MarkLFerguson@xxxxxx> wrote

    >> I use Windows Vista and often when I am repling (MS Outlook) in email and
    >> also in word docs, the keyboard seems to switch to a French version, and
    >> french characters display.

    > You are probably set to use a 'normal.dot' template that sets your
    > keyboard to the French language. Find and delete that hidden file, and
    > Word will create a new one without that setting.
    I'm also wondering if the OP has automatic language detection turned on...

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  6. #6


    LesleyO Guest

    Re: characters keep switching to a french keyboard


    "VABR" <VABR@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:8956B126-81BE-4DA1-9907-C48DCD5BBDC0@xxxxxx

    > Hi,
    > It is a legit version of office and I am just trying to use the core keys
    > on
    > the keypad, no special fonts (that I am aware of). It will happen in the
    > middle of an email or word doc., all of a sudden the keyboard characters
    > seem
    > to switch over
    > --
    > Val
    >
    >
    > "KDE" wrote:
    >

    >> are you using the standard fonts, or something else (could be a font
    >> issue),
    >> Also.. hate to ask, but is it a legite version of office? or one you
    >> downloaded somewhere ?
    >>
    >>
    >> "VABR" <VABR@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:573C247D-37C6-43C4-B491-803620231257@xxxxxx

    >> >I use Windows Vista and often when I am repling (MS Outlook) in email
    >> >and
    >> > also in word docs, the keyboard seems to switch to a French version,
    >> > and
    >> > french characters display. For example, if I click shift 2, I will not
    >> > get
    >> > the @ symbol; instead the " will display. Does anyone know why this is
    >> > happening and how I can stop this?
    >> >
    >> > Thanks so much
    >> > --
    >> > Val
    >>
    >>
    Val, I've had the same thing happen a number of times. Are you in Canada? I
    think it has something to do with having chosen "Canadian English" during an
    install point; I found that to MS, Canadian English apparently means French!
    I have changed from that, but still, after a while, find that the accented
    "e"s and other French-language characters will show up. The only way I've
    found to get it sorted out, at this point, is to reboot.
    Lesley
    Edmonton, Alberta


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  7. #7


    Karl Snooks Guest

    Re: characters keep switching to a french keyboard

    VABR,

    I’m from Canada, and so is my version of Vista and am having some difficulties with the language of my keyboard changing without me wanting it to.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    The problem is that you identified yourself to Vista as being in Canada. This choice installs a French-Canadian keyboard layout, and various things cause the keyboard mapping to change to French, even if you disable all the hotkeys for this.

    The quick and effective solution:
    Control Panel » Regional and Language Options » Keyboards and Languages » Change Keyboards » *remove* the French keyboard » Apply » OK your way back to the desktop Restart.

    karl
    "VABR" <VABR@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:573C247D-37C6-43C4-B491-803620231257@xxxxxx
    I use Windows Vista and often when I am repling (MS Outlook) in email and
    also in word docs, the keyboard seems to switch to a French version, and
    french characters display. For example, if I click shift 2, I will not get
    the @ symbol; instead the " will display. Does anyone know why this is
    happening and how I can stop this?

    Thanks so much
    --
    Val

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    PaulZ Guest

    Re: characters keep switching to a french keyboard



    "VABR" <VABR@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:573C247D-37C6-43C4-B491-803620231257@xxxxxx

    > I use Windows Vista and often when I am repling (MS Outlook) in email and
    > also in word docs, the keyboard seems to switch to a French version, and
    > french characters display. For example, if I click shift 2, I will not
    > get
    > the @ symbol; instead the " will display. Does anyone know why this is
    > happening and how I can stop this?
    >
    > Thanks so much
    > --
    > Val
    You've accidentally hit CNTRL + SHIFT which switches the keyboard to the
    French / Canadian layout. Alt + Shift works on XP
    You actually might have to do it twice to activate. Use the ///// key
    then hold CNTRL + SHIFT and it should change to ééééé You might have to
    do it twice , it 's a bit iffy sometimes but it DOES work. Drove several
    friend nearly crazy ! Of course, as the OP said , if you don't want the
    French you can remove it from keyboard layouts


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