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Old May 31st, 2005, 10:48 PM   #1
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Where's the question mark key^

After 6+ years of being able to type a question mark with the number 6 and the shift keys, I'm unable to do it. Now I've noticed all I get is this, ^. I can't even find the question mark on the keyboard. Would the Tiger upgrade have anything to do with this^
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Old May 31st, 2005, 11:12 PM   #2
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After 6+ years of being able to type a question mark with the number 6 and the shift keys, I'm unable to do it. Now I've noticed all I get is this, ^. I can't even find the question mark on the keyboard. Would the Tiger upgrade have anything to do with this^
You must have been using a non-North American English keyboard layout - The symbol you're referring to (the caret) is exactly what Shift-6 is supposed to type. The question mark is Shift-Forward Slash - bottom row right - next to the right-hand Shift key.
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Old May 31st, 2005, 11:49 PM   #3
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Thanks Gerbill. I eventually found the ? key earlier by using Keyboard Viewer. Right in front of my face all along. The only problem is that I've been using that keyboard layout ever since OS 8.5 on my Bondi Blue back in December '89. I've used it with every OS, on other computers over the years. I'm not the greatest typist and I grew accustomed to that layout. I'd like to get it back. Any ideas?
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I think you'll do fine. People who switch between different keyboard layouts, and different operating systems at say, home and work, do this all the time. You'll get used to it, using the same skills that allowed you to get used to the previous layout.
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Shift-6 for question mark is usual in a French keyboard layout, so you may want to switch to the Canadian French CSA layout (International Preferences > Input Menu > click on the keyboard layout you want). This will put the question mark back to where you're used to it but will also give you various accents in place of keys such as square brackets and slashes.
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Thank you macsackbut. That was it. At least now I have a choice and know how to do it. It's odd that I had Canadian French CSA selected all these years. I would have sworn it was Canadian. I never did understand what CSA meant.
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Every time I upgrade with a fresh install, I seem to fall into the trap of selecting "CSA" with the little Canadian flag (in the input menu), and ending up with little accents over my e's and question marks that I can't find. Finally, with Tiger, there are two Canadian flag selections, "Canadian" and "Canadian French - CSA" (one should really say Canadian English), and I can use the little Canadian flag and end up with a layout that works!

So, is there any difference between the Canadian (English) and U.S. layouts?
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