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Old 05-11-2005, 06:22 AM   #1
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Entering quote characters in Mandriva?

I just installed Mandriva LE2005, and turned on the �Use unicode by default� option while installing it. I don�t know if this is really the reason, but what is happening is that I can no longer enter many characters on the keyboard. For example, if I hit the single quote (apostrophe) key once, nothing happens. If I hit it twice, I get the following character � which is not the same thing. Same with the double-quotes (It inserts � if I hit it twice), and the tilde (~), and the backquote(`).
Hey wait , there�s more to this: If I type the letters [i][t][apostrophe][s] (the contraction for �it is�), I get the following: itś -- an accent on the s. In fact, it is the same with the other characters.
Now, how do I turn off this accents feature/bug? I can�t program without the quotes characters.
I tried localedrake (both as my username and as root) and turning off the �Use unicode by default� thing, but it doesn�t work.
Can anyone please help?

Thanks a lot

P.S: I looked at the preview of this post and it is even weirder than I thought. The character I get when I press the apostrophe twice at least looks like one on my machine, but it looks quite different in the HTML like this ´
Old 05-11-2005, 07:23 AM   #2
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Just a "wild guess", but maybe your ' and " keys are declared as dead keys. I can't really help further...

Old 05-11-2005, 08:09 AM   #3
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I got it!

Oh nevermind everyone, I fixed it. Turns out the keyboard layout was set to "US (International)" instead of to "US", and this included the "feature" of being able to type accented characters by 'a, etc. (BTW, in the meantime, I had figured out that typing an apostrophe followed by a space was the right way to get an apostrophe).
I changed the layout to US, and it works fine now.


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