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The problem with hadware keyboards Resolved
« on: July 22, 2013, 12:07:32 pm »
Dear all,

I have a novotech 7" tablet running android 4.3 operating system.

We decided that if your going to write documents on it then you need a keyboard.

So we bought a combined Min-keyboard (USB) which is seen by the tablet OK and is English (UK layout ).

However, the operation of the keys is as from a French keyboard....... I have changed languages and layout to English UK and still the keys provide the French layout.

I also downloaded a Keyboard software package smart Keyboard selecting it in settings and again selecting  English UK this provides me with a UK keyboard on screen but still a French keyboard with the hard keyboard.

It is not the Keyboard as connected by main computer USB keyboard and got the same problem.

Any suggestion would be appreciated......
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Re: The problem with hadware keyboards
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2013, 10:15:05 pm »
Thanks for the suggestion yes I have tried this but changing the language and keyboard layout makes no difference.  The Q, A, Z and W keys all produce another letter......

The on screen keyboard is working just fine but try typing even a page of text.....

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Re: The problem with hadware keyboards
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2013, 11:33:47 pm »
I don't know enough about android tablets to offer any advice .. maybe someone else will jump in.
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Re: The problem with hadware keyboards
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2013, 06:32:03 am »
One has just arrived from ebay.  I will have a play later and see if I have the same problems.
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Re: The problem with hadware keyboards
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2013, 11:48:22 am »
Thanks out of interest here is the novotech website http://www.novotech.tv/en/
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Re: The problem with hadware keyboards
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2013, 10:23:26 am »
They sent me the wrong keyboard!  Mini usb instead of micro.  So I cant test it yet.
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Re: The problem with hadware keyboards
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2013, 11:42:10 am »
OK so your be needing an adaptor.......hope you get it working soon...

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Re: The problem with hadware keyboards
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2013, 04:20:42 pm »
The issue has been resolved by use of the following App "External Keyboard Helper"  there is a free demo mode that lets you test if it fixes your problem before buying.

Since installing no problems.

Thanks to all.

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Re: The problem with hadware keyboards Resolved
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2013, 05:03:28 pm »
Cheers for the update .. my son's just bought a Nexus 7, so who knows this may come in handy at some point.
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