Sorry guys, don't flame me! Couldn't find a suitable forum for my question. I think this may be my best bet. I've got a Dell inspiron 1545 which does not have a NumLock - so no ASCII codes with ALt/Fn. Bit of a bummer seeing as all my work is in languages other than English and requires accented Latin characters. I've used MSKLC to create a language specific keyboard layout. Whoopee-doo. What a fudge.
I went to my local PC retailer today expecting to purchase a HP Pavilion DV6-3100. Guess what? No NumLock/Number Pad (or even a 'virtual' number pad). What gives? Is this a move to eradicate the world of non-Anglophone contribution to ICT?
Anyway, starting to rant. Can the HP Pavilion series display accented chars (apart from the AltGr group)? The nice lady at the store was about as useful as a chocolate hammer.