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Text transposed in IE7 text boxes.

Hi There,  I have a really weird one here...  One of my customers has an issue in IE7 whereby when they type an entry into a text-entry box on a web page, each character appears to the left of the previous character instead of the left.  The characters are the right way round, just in the wrong order.  For example, we tried to enter the word nationwide into Google search, and as we typed it it appeared as ediwnoitan.  I have checked, and it only appears to do this in internet explorer (v 7), and only in text-entry boxes, not the address bar.  It's not restricted to Google, other sites with text-entry boxes do the same thing...

I've reset IE7 to default settings to no avail.  Would like to understand why this has happened rather than just re-installing IE7 (which may not do the trick anyway).

Come on you experts!  I can't work this out... 500 points on offer for a solution.
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Did the language get inadvertently changed? I think there is a key combination that changes input from L-to-R to R-toL, but I cannot remember what it is, sorry. Perhaps google can help?.
Is your page encoding (right click->encoding) set as Right to Left document?
agree that language and keyboard are probably key to this problem,

Hebrew and Arabic both allow right to left as well as some other languages.

Check the International settings, keyboard etc.
Also try another browser ( Firefox ) and see if it continues to happen.

I hope this helps !
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PhilBattrickAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys...

Badotz - it's only happening in internet explorer, and only in text-entry boxes.  Have googled everything I can think of, but to no avail.  Thanks for posting though!

Mrwad99 - settings are set as Left to right.  Thanks for the post.
A picture can paint a thousand words...

Please capture your IE window displaying a page that demonstrates this problem (eg Googling for Nationwide as you mention above) with Alt-PrintScreen, then upload it to imageshack.us, posting the direct link to the image here.

We may just need to *see* the problem...

PhilBattrickAuthor Commented:
Hi there, further diagnostics have revealed that this only occurs when trying to put text into a HTML document.  For example, if I type a new email and the mail format is set to HTML it does the same thing, but if you switch the mail format to plain text it works fine.

How would you go about removing and reinstalling the HTML components of Windows?

Thanks for the posts so far.

Recommend delete/refund
PhilBattrickAuthor Commented:
This was apparently resolved by running a spyware scan, and registry clean.

Happy to close this.
PAQed with points refunded (500)

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