No quote until I press space on my keyboard

You typed a quote but Windows thought you did not need one. Now what?

I have an english version of Windows 7 installed, use dutch regional settings and I use –what I think is– a normal keyboard. One that has roughly the same layout as my first AT80286. But yesterday I re-installed my Laptop and when I type a quote (“), I don’t get a quote until I press space. Apostrophes don’t work either. Or work too good and I get two of them. People tell me this is a great feature because it allows you to put accents on characters. Like quote+e gives you ë. But I really don’t want this. I just want the character I type. Call me crazy. Just to make sure I won’t forget how to fix this for future installations, I will blog about it. Just for me ;-)

I open the regional settings, click the tab “keyboards and languages” and click Change Keyboard. This is what I see:

keyboard

How I choose the correct input language:

It should look like this:

good

‘And” “now’ ‘all’ “my” ‘quotes work!”

UPDATE WINDOWS 8

In windows 8 the language preferences look like this:

windows8

Written by Loek van den Ouweland on January 28, 2011. Questions regarding this artice? You can send them to the address below.
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