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Double Quotation Marks

Postby TobinDG » 2018-1-26 @ 08:33

Thank you Dosbox for the wonderful resource and aesthetic throwback.

I am running Turbo C++ 3.0 in Dosbox. The only problem is that I can't type in double quotation marks. I can copy and paste them but i worry that I might need to type them in other applications. I'm sacrificing my old 1999 Desktop and want to feel reassured everything I acquire in the future will work.
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Re: Quotation Marks

Postby Qbix » 2018-1-26 @ 10:16

There are a lot of topics that deal with keyboard problems related to backslash. I suspect that you might have a similar problem except then for the quotes.
Could you check if those solutions help ?
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Re: Double Quotation Marks

Postby TobinDG » 2018-1-28 @ 08:00

I found the thread: Help: Keyboard input problem?
In: Dosbox General

I typed in keyb us103 437. I don't know if that was the original layout setting. however I discovered that if I map the ' key as itself, typing shift before it yields a double quotation! In other words: in keyboard mapper (ctrl-f1) click on ' which is just left of the \ key. then click on add. then type ' again. click save. close. then type shift-' to enter ".

Thank you so much Qbix! You made my day! I'll post this in the other thread also.

For other not working keys try mapping them as themselves possibly. if you don't know where a character is try to search for the characters you need by first mapping every one that is not a-z and press shift before typing them as it could be a capital toggle like " was.

first be sure to try mapping (typing a key after add) without holding the shift key
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