wrong keyboard settings for german target
Thread poster: Tanja Paquet-Durand (X)

Tanja Paquet-Durand (X)
Local time: 22:11
English to German
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Dec 14, 2004


if I translate english texts into german wordfast often changes my keyboard settings (will say the charakters in the target fields display on the screen as they would do when using an english computer, eg z=y,y=z,ü,ö,ü,ß display as punctuation marks...).
This happens although the TM memory has german as a target language setting.
I am using the wordfast4.22 trial version, windowsXP and word 2003.
If anybody could help me with this problem that would be grand.


Ken Cox  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:11
German to English
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that isn't a bug, it's a feature (of Windows XP)... Dec 14, 2004

I ran into this too when I started using XP, and it drove me nuts for a while. The problem isn't Wordfast, but the automatic language recognition feature of XP/Word.

I fixed the problem by editing the keyboard assignements for the various languages I regularly encounter so they all use the keyboard layout I actually use (Control Panels > Regional and Language Options > Details (> Text Services & Input Languages) > Settings.

Good luck!


Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
Local time: 23:11
Member (2003)
Finnish to German
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Switch off autom. language recognition in Word-tools-settings Dec 14, 2004

That's what we all had to learn in the beginning. And keep a copy of your word.dot somewhere, in case something gets wrong. it always does...


Gillian Scheibelein  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:11
Member (2003)
German to English
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XP Service pack 2 Dec 16, 2004

Just an extra comment:

after installing XP SP2 the previously deleted American keyboard had reappeared in my language settings.


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