When I use in-game text chat in Star conflic, it seems I have to hit the spacebar after hitting the apostrophe ( ’ ). In every other application I know it is only required to hit spacebar after hiting the apostrophe key in cases where it is followed by a vowel. When an apostrophe is follwed by a consonant, other applications would simply print the apostophe followed by the constant.
I belive the apostrophe in such case is called a “dead key” . I waits for the next character before it is printed to screen.
This deviating behavior, which makes it necessary to hit spacebar after each apostrophe, is extremly frustrating, since I am used to typing without having to use the spacebar after the apostrophe. Such is default behavior for any application. and from reading chat, I belive others suffer from the same issue as me.
An example of the problem to clarify the issue:
When I type: “I’m a fox” the result will be “I a fox”. Instead of printing the " 'm " it leaves it out all together. Imagine the frustration when I type " I’m sorry, I can’t help you with that problem." and the chat reads “I can help you with that problem.”
I use Windows 7 64-bits.
My keyboardlangue / keyboardlayout is “Dutch - US (international)”.
I noticed that when I change my keyboard-layout in my operating systems settings to Dutch - US (without the international) the apostrophe is no longer a dead key and thus appears as soon as it is hit. However this no longer allows to type vowels with an apostrophe added to them, like the following characters: é ú í á .
I would prefer not having to change my keyboard layout to correct an issue wich I only have with Star conflict, and results in more issues outside this game.
Reproducing the issue:
I belive the issue can be reproduced in Windows 7 by setting the keyboard language to “Dutch - US (international)”.
Affected by this issue:
Affected by this issue is in-game chat. When typing text in any ingame chatbox, this issue occurs.