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Hello again; In addition to my previous post about the airport extreme issues, I've found that the keyboard on my new powerbook G4 has an extremely irritating quirk -- when I press the backslash (/) (\) keys or attempt to use the colon/semi colon and/or quotation mark keys, I get what look like French letters instead: .... Is this a problem with the keyboard settings? All of the other keys appear to work fine. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Meg...

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    Hello again;

    In addition to my previous post about the airport extreme issues, I've found
    that the keyboard on my new powerbook G4 has an extremely irritating
    quirk -- when I press the backslash (/) (\) keys or attempt to use the
    colon/semi colon and/or quotation mark keys, I get what look like French
    letters instead: .... Is this a problem with the keyboard settings? All
    of the other keys appear to work fine. Any suggestions would be greatly
    appreciated.
    Meg


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    In <%xINa.363251$3C2.9955147news3.calgary.shaw.ca> meg wrote:
    > irritating quirk -- when I press the backslash (/) (\) keys or attempt
    > to use the colon/semi colon and/or quotation mark keys, I get what
    > look like French letters instead: .... Is this a problem with the
    > keyboard settings?
    Yes. You probably have the Canadian keyboard layout selected. If you
    don't like that keyboard arrangement, then use the keyboard menu to
    choose the input language you prefer. If you don't see a keyboard menu,
    make one by changing the Input Menu settings in the International pref
    pane. m.

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    In <%xINa.363251$3C2.9955147news3.calgary.shaw.ca> meg wrote:
    > Hello again;
    >
    > In addition to my previous post about the airport extreme issues, I've
    > found that the keyboard on my new powerbook G4 has an extremely
    > irritating quirk -- when I press the backslash (/) (\) keys or attempt
    > to use the colon/semi colon and/or quotation mark keys, I get what
    > look like French letters instead: .... Is this a problem with the
    > keyboard settings? All of the other keys appear to work fine. Any
    > suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Meg
    Sounds like you have somehow managed to change the default keyboard
    layout in the International/Input Menu preference pane. Do you see any
    national flag on the menu bar (should be right to the "help" menu)? If
    you do, it's the flag of the country that uses this particular keyboard
    layout. I bet a fiver on the Canadian maple leaf, as they use accents
    instead of slash and backslash. Anywyay, if it's not the maple leaf,
    selecting the flag with your mouse pointer you can read the name of this
    country :-) and switch back to US or British or whatever you prefer.
    Otherwise, open the aforementioned preference pane in System Preferences
    and see what is selected.

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