[Novalug] where have all my quote marks gone
plarsen at famlarsen.homelinux.com
Thu Dec 21 14:53:03 EST 2006
Bonnie Dalzell wrote:
> ever since I updated my Ubuntu install to Edgy I have lost the ability to
> type double and single quotes. It is not the keyboard because typing
> quotes still works from the alternative OS that this system can boot into.
You choose an "international" keyboard. Switch keyboard driver back to
"US" only, and presto you get what you're used to. To the rest of us,
who writes in non-english languages now and then, we have to deal with
that behaviour, or get international keyboards where dead-keys and
single characters are on different keys. But you eventually get used to
the space hitting ;)
> when I try to type a quote nothing happens until I hit the space key after
> typing the quote.
> as an associated problem the gnome desktop has decided that the default
> character encoding is UTF-8. I would prefer it to use iso 8859-1 as I
> have a lot of files named with iso 8859-1 characters in the name and the
> cd/dvd making program does not like these files but it does not react to
> them until burning the CD so that I end up ruining CDs when it
> encounters one of these files part way through a burn.
It's not character set related directly. It's simply how your compute
interprets the keying you're doing.
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