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When I try to type "<" or ">", I get semicolons ";" and colons ":" any idea?

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migrated from Oct 6 '11 at 16:44

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Note sure if this question should really been have migrated here. But this is a typical case of a vacuum that we have here. It's not really an android end-user question and on the other hand not a android programming question.

Anyway it looks like a typical codepage/localisation problem:

  • "<" on an US layout is ";" on an German (and maybe others) keyboard layout
  • ">" on an US layout is ":" on an German (and maybe others) keyboard layout

I take a wild guess and say that you develop under Microsoft Windows, where each windows can have a different keyboard layout. You should see a symbol with the current layout right to the clock in the taskbar, where you can change this.

I hope I was able to point you into the right direction.

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