Accented characters in DOS

By NV30
Feb 26, 2003
  1. Hi all,

    On my backup PC, when I'm in DOS and press \ it gives me an accented "a". It doesn't do this in Windows. They keyboard is set to English US. Wonder what could be causing this?

    I'm running Win98SE.

  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    DOS keyboard is set to sth else. Check autoexec.bat and config.sys for keyboard and language localization entries.

    If you can't figure out these by yourself, just post the contents here.
  3. NV30

    NV30 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 339

    Sorry, where are these located in your PC?
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    the root directory (c:\)

    they could be hidden files
  5. NV30

    NV30 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 339

    Sorry for not getting back to you. The PC has two OSs, one that I use on drive D, and drive C was left intact after I installed Windows on Drive D. Drive C is also too small to use. However, there is not autoexec.bat or config.sys on the D drive. Autoexec from the C drive has this in it:

    rem - By Windows 98 Network for Netware Upgrade - D:\WINDOWS\
    SET BLASTER=A240 I5 D1 T4


    SET GMAXLOC=D:\gmax\
    mode con codepage prepare=((850) D:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\ega.cpi)
    mode con codepage select=850
    keyb cf,,D:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\keybrd2.sys
    rem - By Windows 98 Network for Netware Upgrade - D:\WINDOWS\odihlp.exe

    config.sys has:

    Rem TShoot:
    C:\My Documents\succes.wav
    device=D:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\display.sys con=(ega,,1)
  6. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,919   +10

    That pretty much says it all.. it's set to Canadian French keyboard. If you just remove those lines, it'll be US.
  7. NV30

    NV30 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 339

    Thanks, that did it. :)
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