Why isn’t Windows 8’s international keyboard working properly?

Cristián Torres-Gluck Balmaceda February 21, 2013
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So I just upgraded to Windows 8, and it seems that the accenting of certain characters to make them have tildes, accutes, graves, etc. doesn’t work so well. When I hit the apostrophe key before the letter A, it shows up as this:


So basically what I’m trying to do is instead of entering an A with two quotation marks in front of it, I just enter a regular A with an accute. It worked on Windows 7, before I upgraded to Windows 8, but for some reason it just doesn’t work as well. I end up having to copy and paste. Help would be much appreciated, thank you!

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  1. susendeep dutta
    February 21, 2013 at 10:41 am
  2. ha14
    February 21, 2013 at 9:04 am

    uninstall keyboard driver, reboot.

    Go in the Control Panel, change view to Category, under Clock, Language and Region, click change input methods and download /install US International

    How to use the United States-International keyboard layout

  3. Alan Wade
    February 21, 2013 at 7:49 am

    Check and if necessary change your keyboard layout. This Microsoft link will tell you exactly how to do that: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/258824

  4. Junil Maharjan
    February 21, 2013 at 5:19 am

    check the keyboard settings and drivers.