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Swedish keyboards and apostrophes

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Hi all,

I've been using the swedish keyboard for over a year, but I still haven't found ' on it. I found " on shift+2 but not '. I like to stay on the Swedish keyboard during my swedish practice, and am not fond of switching back and forth as the direction of translation changes between questions. This means that I omit the '. Usually this is fine, and it marks the answer as correct but notifies me of grammar mistakes - annoying, but fine - but sometimes the question is marked as wrong without it. I'm also getting into a bad habit in which I now rarely use apostrophes even completely outside of the language learning context.

SO does anyone know if/where the singular apostrophe might be on the swedish keyboard, and if not, if there is any way I can solve this issue without constantly switching keyboards?

2 years ago

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MagnusBoiv
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On a Swedish keyboard there is a button next to the Enter button that gives ' normally, and * when using shift.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:KB_Sweden.svg

If you use a keyboard with the wide Enter button, it should probably be mapped to the button above Enter.

2 years ago

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rach_jules
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Oooo thanks!

I have a wide Enter key, but the key above it | is in the Swedish keyboard ' * Thanks for the help! No wonder I didn't find it, it's so far out of my finger's way that I'm struggling to get it even now I know where it is!

2 years ago

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I can not find it on my US-Swedish Chrome keyboard layout either. Nor do I see it on Swedish keyboard maps similar to my own Chrome US keyboard. I have to wonder if it does not exist because there is no use for an apostrophe in swedish???? I am too new at learning Swedish to know if that's true, so maybe someone fluent in the language can comment..

My answer to the problem is to not use contractions. On a chromebook there is also a shortcut to switch keyboards (ctrl + space bar). There may be a shortcut for you to switch more easily as well.

2 years ago

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rach_jules
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Thanks - The keyboard shortcut that I have been using with windows is Alt-Shift, but I also just discovered that Windows-Space bar does the same.

The problem isn't just contractions though - it's possessives as well - and possessives without apostrophes seem to be more likely than contractions to be marked as wrong.

2 years ago

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The answer might be to switch to a US extended or international keyboard. Though the character mapping will be different than the US -> Swedish keyboard you shouldn't have to switch from one keyboard map to the other to type characters in both languages.

2 years ago

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I came across this thread while looking for an answer to the same question, but regarding the Norwegian keyboard. I'm using the Norwegian keyboard layout on a Mac, and I found that Option- (or Alt-) produces the apostrophe on my keyboard. This is the right-most key that's directly above the ENTER key.

7 months ago

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On my Windows Swedish keyboard I can use the backslash key (above my Enter key) to create an apostrophe.

5 months ago

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As a Linux user, I found it on my keyboard on the lower left of the "Enter tree" (or, put it differently, three keys to the right of the "L"), as in this Norwegian keyboard layout : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Keyboard_Layout_Norwegian.png

Before finding this correct apostrophe, I had been using the diacritic apostrophe, just left of the backspace key, and although it was ugly and I needed to press the key twice, it was still accepted by Duo.

1 month ago