Unexplained Accent marks? (occasionally)

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  1. MiniD3, Feb 7, 2017
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    MiniD3 macrumors 6502a

    MiniD3

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    #1
    Hi guys,
    Its not routine, but sometimes I start typing asn I get accent marks on top of my letters
    once I get this, continuing typing is impossible and the delete key doesn't make it go away
    The only way Ive been able to get out of is to restart and usually it goes away
    Very frustrating!

    Is it how I start typing that "triggers" this format or do I have a bug in the system?
    .........Gary
    Looks like this,
    Screen Shot 2017-02-08 at 1.53.36 pm.jpg
     
  2. Rok73 macrumors 65816

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  3. MiniD3 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No App
    that is just a website reply in a forum,
    it has also happened just typing a search in safari
     
  4. Rok73 macrumors 65816

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    Have you double-checked your Language & Region and Keyboard settings in the Preferences? Usually this selection only appears if you hold down the corresponding key for a bit.

    How are both of the settings for Key Repeat and Delay Until Repeat?

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  5. MiniD3 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    > Usually this selection only appears if you hold down the corresponding key for a bit.
    Much appreciated,
    That is exactly what happened, if I held a key too long thats what I got
    Problem solved, thank you for taking the time to post
    Learn something every day they say,
    I'm 72 tomorrow, still catching up on technology :)
    ........Gary
     
  6. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    Just saying: It's a feature that lots of people use a lot - if you are in Europe, you will find lots of people have accents in their names. If you type French or German, it's _really_ valuable. But in English, for example if you want to type "naïve" you just type n, a, hold i down and pick the right character, v, e. Or Ångström. Just hold shift-A down.
     
  7. MiniD3 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Tks for the heads-up, great to know, I wonder how it goes for Vietnamese?
     

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