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    Unwanted french characters (2003 SP1)

    I am having intermittent problems with a couple of characters, specifically the apostrophe, typing as a french "e" with the accent over it. My keyboard language is set to English Canadian so I'm not sure what else to check to get rid of this annoying bug. Any suggestions?

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    Re: Unwanted french characters (2003 SP1)

    I suspect this is caused by typing an apostrophe followed by an e
    Try typng a space after the apostrophe and it should be fine, or change to a keyboard language that does not support accented characters.

    StuartR

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    Re: Unwanted french characters (2003 SP1)

    There may be something set in your AutoCorrect and/or AutoFormat list. You can check there as well.

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    Re: Unwanted french characters (2003 SP1)

    Thanks for the replies. I have checked my auto correct/format list and it isn't showing in there. I have changed my keyboard language and the regional settings to English UK with no luck. As I left work tonight the nasty thing reared up again....this time using the "/" key. My only resolution to this was to go into symbols and insert the darn slash that way. Interestingly, we just went through a computer refresh at my work (which of course means all previous personalized settings were wiped out) and there are a few of us having this intermittent problem. I'll keep searching for an answer....there's always an answer somewhere!

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    Re: Unwanted french characters (2003 SP1)

    A couple of pages that may shed some light:
    How to use accents with International Keyboard
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    Keyboard Shortcuts
    - the latter showing that pressing Ctrl while pressing the apostrophe would have a similar outcome...

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