February 5th, 2008, 02:30 AM
Umlaüts and Gravés on Vista?
I'm a Mac person and I've tried finding a solution to this with no luck so far.
On our new work PC running Vista and my girlfriends old Win 98 box, you can do ü and é type characters by typing Shift " u for an umlaut etc.
On my girlfriend's new laptop, it doesn't work and you have to type alt - 0225 (or whatever the correct character code is).
Is there a setting somewhere I can change to make that shortcut happen? Have tried looking at keyboard setting etc and other obvious places but with no luck - and no luck on Google either.
Both the work and home ones are Dell and bought within a month of each other so it confuses me even more :-)
Any help appreciated.
February 5th, 2008, 03:28 AM
I am confused here................ the machine that doesn't work is running Vista? and is a Dell Laptop?
Have you tried going into the keyboard settings and changing them?
February 5th, 2008, 11:07 PM
Yes, it's a Dell Laptop running Vista. I looked at Internationalisation settings and keyboard setup, but none seem to enable the shortcut. The fact that a similar model had it working by default confuses me more :-)
It WILL do them, but only with the sequence of numbers that represents the character code rather than pressing Shift " u to do an ü.
February 6th, 2008, 12:03 AM
Please take a look at these:
Have you considered that it might be some sort of add-in?
Also check that you have added the language to those supported.