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I'm having a problem using alt key codes (for French letters) as shown here: https://www.translatum.gr/forum/index.php?topic=28758.0
I never had trouble with this in the past, but I can't get it to work now. Alt + 0233 gives me an !  alt + 0234 gives me a " -  so something is wrong...
(Windows 7, MS Office 2007)
Thanks for any ideas :)
« Last Edit: 20 Jan, 2016, 22:09:57 by spiros »


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Re: Alt key code problem
« Reply #1 on: 19 Jan, 2016, 20:58:47 »
Does CTRL+' (APOSTROPHE)+ the letter work?

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Re: Alt key code problem
« Reply #2 on: 19 Jan, 2016, 21:01:08 »
Yes, that works in Word.
« Last Edit: 19 Jan, 2016, 21:03:28 by Vion »


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Re: Alt key code problem
« Reply #3 on: 19 Jan, 2016, 21:09:25 »
Then no reason to use Alt keys.

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Re: Alt key code problem
« Reply #4 on: 19 Jan, 2016, 21:16:16 »
It gives only the accent aigu ´ no grave `  or circonflexe ˆ. It must be a setting somewhere...

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Re: Alt key code problem
« Reply #5 on: 19 Jan, 2016, 21:20:40 »
Do these work?
CTRL+` (ACCENT GRAVE), the letter
CTRL+SHIFT+^ (CARET), the letter


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Re: Alt key code problem
« Reply #6 on: 19 Jan, 2016, 21:24:41 »
Ah yes, it works :)

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Re: Alt key code problem
« Reply #7 on: 19 Jan, 2016, 21:34:11 »
If I go to insert symbol -> more symbols in Word, it displays the old familiar key combinations (e.g. alt + 0233), but they no longer work :(  Must be some update.

Progress.

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Re: Alt key code problem
« Reply #8 on: 19 Jan, 2016, 21:41:48 »
Well, I still do not see the reason why you want to use ALT keys when the same can be achieved, in an easier way, with different shortcuts.

Have a look here:
Special symbols with Alt+ number pad - not working on my laptop (Office applications)
https://www.warlight.net/Forum/43758-typing-accents-work-computer

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Re: Alt key code problem
« Reply #9 on: 19 Jan, 2016, 22:29:01 »
These commands used to work in Notepad and browsers. Now they do not and neither does the Ctrl version, so it's not a problem in Office, but in Windows I think. 

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Re: Alt key code problem
« Reply #10 on: 20 Jan, 2016, 21:54:54 »
Update :) All is good again! After searching in the most unlikely places... this was a keyboard malfunction plain and simple.  My numpad 2, 5 and 8 keys were dead. Luckily, I have another keyboard of the same type.