View Full Version : 'Dead' keys in Windows 98

10-07-2000, 11:55 PM
I lost my 'dead' keys after re-formatting. These are keys that do nothing until you press another key. When you do, Win98 inserts the second key with an accent, e.g. '(apostrophe) plus the letter E becomes ?, or '(quotation mark) plus O places the diaeresis accent above the o to get o. This method is much faster than using the Character Map and it adopts automatically the font you are working in. It also works in other applications such as Outlook Express, WordPerfect, Word, etc. I also used to be able to press Ctl+Alt+S to get ?.