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OS/2, eCS & ArcaOS - Technical => Setup & Installation => Topic started by: John Poltorak on May 11, 2016, 12:00:21 pm

Title: Backslash changes to long dash
Post by: John Poltorak on May 11, 2016, 12:00:21 pm
For some reason my backslash key has turned into a long dash '─' not the normal dash '-'.

Anyone know what could have done this and how to rectify the situation.

Now I can only insert a backslash by pasting it in from the clipboard - not very convenient...

This what I have in config.sys:

BASEDEV=IBMKBD.SYS
COUNTRY=044,C:\OS2\SYSTEM\COUNTRY.SYS
CODEPAGE=437,850
DEVINFO=KBD,UK166,C:\OS2\KEYBOARD.DCP
SET LANG=en_GB
SET TZ=gmt0bst
SET ULSPATH=C:\LANGUAGE
DEVICE=C:\OS2\BOOT\UNICODE.SYS
Title: Re: Backslash changes to long dash
Post by: ivan on May 11, 2016, 12:41:33 pm
Is there a possibility that the keyboard table for your keyboard (C:\LANGUAGE\KEYBOARD\UK166.KBL) is damaged or missing?

The other thing is that the physical keyboard may have a problem and is sending the wrong keycode.
Title: Re: Backslash changes to long dash
Post by: roberto on May 11, 2016, 01:56:09 pm
You can change your keyboard in a command com
keyb SP               for spanish
keyb UK               US               etc.. see the help for locate your country keyboard.

Saludos
Title: Re: Backslash changes to long dash
Post by: Sergey Posokhov on May 11, 2016, 02:02:10 pm
In case if my program does it, just disable the feature.
I can disable it by default in further versions, if you want.
Title: Re: Backslash changes to long dash
Post by: John Poltorak on May 11, 2016, 08:51:56 pm
In case if my program does it, just disable the feature.
I can disable it by default in further versions, if you want.

Hi Sergey,

It probably is Nice Enhancer causing the problem...

I've only just installed it, and it is a nice program although I haven't fully investigated it yet.

I can't identify which notebook setting to change - there are so many of them.

I'm using v570 but haven't found the settings page shown in the image you have displayed.



Title: Re: Backslash changes to long dash
Post by: guzzi on May 11, 2016, 10:20:39 pm
Hello Sergey,

Could it be that Nice uses the primary codepage to determine the language it installs in? I have 866 as primary and Nice installs in Russian.  Is there a way to force installation in English?
Title: Re: Backslash changes to long dash
Post by: Pete on May 12, 2016, 05:41:49 am
Hi John

Is the codepage right for a UK keyboard?


Regards

Pete
Title: Re: Backslash changes to long dash
Post by: John Poltorak on May 12, 2016, 07:59:25 am
In case if my program does it, just disable the feature.
I can disable it by default in further versions, if you want.

Hi Sergey,

When I did a Shutdown of the Nice Enhancer daemon, I got my blackslash back.
Title: Re: Backslash changes to long dash
Post by: Sergey Posokhov on May 13, 2016, 12:21:22 am
The program is just a plug-in for Presentation Manager that uses a little Shared Memory area to track its state and multi-threaded daemon to do the whole work. Source code was in bad condition so it has been re-arranged and partially rewritten in 2006.

To install it in English, just type: "Install.exe english" in FC/2.

To disable backslash substitution, open a settings in "Keyboard >> FireFox keys" and disable "Use '|\' key to type dash and quotes".

I would like to turn it OFF by default in the next version.