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Touch Keyboard Reverting to Foreign Language Keys

  1. #1


    Posts : 10
    Win 8.1

    Touch Keyboard Reverting to Foreign Language Keys


    I've been having this odd problem for awhile now. I use the touch keyboard on my non touch pc just for onscreen convenience. More often than not, for some unknown and odd reason, if I press a key, it will type a foreign language instead. It seems to be reverting to a German font. And I have no idea why. Or where the setting for this would be. My language fonts for the pc are all set to US English as far as I know. I think it depends on how long I hold the key down. I'm not sure. Is there a language setting just for the touch keyboard that I'm missing? This is totally different from the regular onscreen keyboard. I'm specifically using the one that says Touch. And I'm running Win 8.1 I have checked my pc's language settings and they are for US English. So what would make the touch keyboard keep reverting to a German font? I know it's German because it's typing the Eszett, that's the s that looks like a B. And it does other foreign characters as well.

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  2. #2


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Hi Carri, welcome to the Eight Forums.

    Please click the Touch Keyboard input language selection button and tell us which input languages the menu shows.

    Step 1: Click the selector:

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    Step 2: Tell us all input languages the list shows:

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    Let's start from that.

    Kari
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  3. #3


    Posts : 10
    Win 8.1


    It doesn't have an input language selection button. There's no option on that button for languages. It just has options for changing the keyboard layout.
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  4. #4


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    OK, sorry for using confusing terminology.

    Windows Input Language = Keyboard layout. Please tell if the list contains any other Input Languages (keyboard layouts) than US English.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 10
    Win 8.1


    It's not the terminology. I think I'm missing keyboard language settings. Everything I can find is set to US English. I think for some reason, I'm missing a setting for the touch keyboard.
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  6. #6


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Open language panel (see screenshot below). Take a screenshot of it and post here.

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    Please do it even if you think it reveals nothing more than what's already said.

    To create and post a screenshot, please see these tutorials:
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