Help needed with keyboard discrepancy
Thread poster: corinne durand

corinne durand  Identity Verified
Local time: 14:38
English to French
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Sep 21, 2011

Hello,

I hope someone will be able to help and I apologise if this has been asked before, but I haven't been able to locate an answer so far.

I am using DNS 11 Home version in French (OS Windows 7, with Office 2010 and also used in Studio 2009, Tag Editor, Word etc.); My laptop has a qwerty keyboard and I usually change the keyboard language to French as I am translating into French.

When I use DNS, I have to constantly rewrite words due to erroneous typing from DNS, such as

The apostrophes are typed by DNS as "ù".
The comas, full stop, other punctuation and numbers do not get typed as they should. etc.


I have tried reversing the keyboard language to English but then, I am faced with another problem where there are no accents typed by DNS on the letter e in French.

Is there a solution where I would be able to solve these problems and smoothly use French DNS on a qwerty keyboard?

Many thanks in anticipation for your help!

Corinne


 

doggitydogs
Local time: 06:38
English to Spanish
Know your keyboard Sep 22, 2011

Read: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_keyboard

 

corinne durand  Identity Verified
Local time: 14:38
English to French
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TOPIC STARTER
Thanks but not answering my question Nov 28, 2011

Hi,
I still haven't solved ly problem, any other suggestions?
Many thanks
Corinne


 

Miguel Carmona  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 06:38
English to Spanish
Maybe attaching a French USB keyboard? Nov 29, 2011

corinne durand wrote:

... My laptop has a qwerty keyboard and I usually change the keyboard language to French as I am translating into French.

...

When I use DNS, I have to constantly rewrite words due to erroneous typing from DNS, such as

The apostrophes are typed by DNS as "ù".
The comas, full stop, other punctuation and numbers do not get typed as they should. etc.

I have tried reversing the keyboard language to English but then, I am faced with another problem where there are no accents typed by DNS on the letter e in French.

Is there a solution where I would be able to solve these problems and smoothly use French DNS on a qwerty keyboard?

Many thanks in anticipation for your help!

Corinne



Hi,

I know this is not what you are asking, since you want to use your laptop's qwerty keyboard, but wouldn't a French USB keyboard attached to your laptop work for you?

Some people do that, although for other reasons (they do not like the laptop's keyboard, for instance).

Just an idea.

Good luck!


 


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