Typing '{', '}', '[', ']' etc on german keyboard

Typing '{', '}', '[', ']' etc on german keyboard

Post by E312 Genshi » Tue, 11 Aug 1992 19:22:13



Using a german keyboard it is awkward to type above characters.
What can I do that those characters can be typed by using the left
strg + alt combination like in former DOS<4.0 instead of the right AltStr key?

Thank you for your help

Thomas

 
 
 

Typing '{', '}', '[', ']' etc on german keyboard

Post by Thomas Hobe » Tue, 11 Aug 1992 21:27:16


   Using a german keyboard it is awkward to type above characters.
   What can I do that those characters can be typed by using the left
   strg + alt combination like in former DOS<4.0 instead of the right AltStr key?

Solution 1: use "keyb us" instead of "keyb gr" (after all OS/2 doesn't
care what is written on the keytops). Works just fine for me.

Solution 2: Brief is my editor of choice. I wrote some macros that
depending on a toggle, either produce the umlauts or the braces when I
hit the ae, oe or sharp-s keys (e.g. ae->{, AE->[, oe->|, OE->\,
ue->}, UE->], sz->~). You'll find that this matches the bastardized
7-BIT ASCII representation of the umlauts and the sharp s.

Solution 3: The is a program in the archives for changing the mappings
contained in KEYBOARD.DCP (or similar). It was desinged for those poor
people with MF2 keyboards that want to reassign the caps-lock and
controll keys, but it should be usable for all kinds of keyboard
reassignments.
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Typing '{', '}', '[', ']' etc on german keyboard

Post by Josef Moeller » Thu, 13 Aug 1992 16:02:30



Quote:>Using a german keyboard it is awkward to type above characters.
>What can I do that those characters can be typed by using the left
>strg + alt combination like in former DOS<4.0 instead of the right AltStr key?

As for the "strg+alt" (== ctrl+alt) question:
You have to type the decimal code for the character on the numerical
keypad while holding both "strg" and "alt" down:

"strg+alt" "9" "1"                generates "["
"strg+alt" "9" "2"                generates "\"
"strg+alt" "9" "3"                generates "]"
"strg+alt" "1" "2" "3"          generates "{"
"strg+alt" "1" "2" "4"          generates "|"
"strg+alt" "1" "2" "5"          generates "}"

When You release "strg" and "alt", the character will have been typed.

Does this answer You question?

Quote:>Thank you for your help
>Thomas

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