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Keyboard layout?

  1. #51


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    windows 8


    Oh dear. My keyboard died. I connected another keyboard and again my Japanese keyboard seems to being recognised as an English keyboard so that the things printed on my keyboard (and my typing skills) do not match the characters that are produced. E.g. shift 2 produces an @ mark rather than the expected quotation mark.

    I googled my nickname and Japanese keyboard, found this thread, found how I had solved the issue in the past, just press Windows Key plus C, settings, keyboard, and Japanese keyboard, but this time nothing has changed. Do I need to reboot?

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  2. #52


    Posts : 10
    windows 8


    Rebooting did not work but changing the "ENG" in the taskbar (the bar that is usually along the bottom of the screen in windows) to "Japnaese Microsoft IME" did. Phew.
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  3. #53


    Posts : 10
    windows 8


    Oh dear! I unplugged and replugged my keyboard and the same problem appears.

    Now I have set the language to Japanese in the task bar and also the keyboard to Japanese in settings,
    Windows C Settings Japanese IME, and it seems that these two settings are the same since changing one affects the other.

    Nonetheless I am still getting an ampersand sing for shift 7 when it should be a an apostrophe. I am at a loss what to do. I can&t type in this situation!
    Last edited by timtak; 22 Sep 2015 at 22:36.
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  4. #54


    Posts : 10
    windows 8


    It has happened again. It seems to come and go and happens with more than one different keyboard.
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  5. #55


    Posts : 10
    windows 8


    I have worked out why the problem is intermittent.

    If I start up Windows 8 (which I have in English display mode) and use my Japanese keyboard, then
    windows assumes that the keyboard is an English keyboard, and changing to Japanese will not change
    this assumption.

    But if I start up Windows and immediately change the language to Japanese (from any of the places
    than one can do either the task bar icon or Windows Key plus C, settings, keyboard, and Japanese keyboard,
    then windows assumes the keyboard is Japanese, and all is well.

    VERY annoying
    Last edited by timtak; 06 Feb 2017 at 20:06.
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  6. #56


    Posts : 10
    windows 8

    I would like to set the default input language to Japanes


    I would like therefore to change the default input language to Japanese, or set up a task to change it to Japanese immediately on boot, since I keep forgetting to do so, Windows assumes I am using an English keyboard and I am stymied till I reboot.

    In control panel > language there does not seem to be a way of leaving the display language as English (I am an English speaker) while changing the keyboard input language to Japanese (since my keyboard is Japanese, and I write Japanese too). They seem to move in tandem. I want a default display language of English but a default keyboard language as Japanese.

    It was explained here by an or the Administrator, Brink, that one can use the advanced settings in the control panel language list to override the input language of the default display language such that the display language is English but the default input language is now overridden to Japanese to match my keyboard on boot.
    Input Method - Set Default Language in Windows 8

    By the way, when I paste into these forums on Firefox the pasted text is not displayed until I post.
    Last edited by timtak; 06 Feb 2017 at 20:42.
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