It's what you'd call a "dead key" - like umlaut, accents, diaresis etc. on
international keyboards. Windows thinks ` is an accent, because we don't use
it in the english language, and microsoft's version of our beloved character
set ISO8859-1 (I think) includes "intelligent quotes" (non-standard of
course), which means they don't think we need them.
Bummer! I don't know how to disable it in windows. It's easy in Linux (well,
easier, if you use Xmodmap or screw about with xset and your XF86Config)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: social-admin at linux.ie [mailto:social-admin at linux.ie]On Behalf Of
> Stephen Shirley
> Sent: Friday, 06 October 2000 11:47
> To: ILUG Social List
> Subject: [ILUG-Social] Windows - grrrr!!!
> At the moment here in work, I'm stuck using Win98, and
> using putty
> to telnet into the linux boxen. The thing that is really
> annoying me is
> the ` key. I have to press it followed by space b4 it
> appears. Does anyone
> else have this problem - or a solution? It's driving me up the wall.
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