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Keystack mangles 'special' characters

Discussion in 'Support' started by Ulrich, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. Ulrich

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    I wanted to use KEYSTACK to put some special characters on the command line. Special as in '\' and '|'.

    What happens is that I have

    keystack "getfiles.btm |& tee C:\temp\getfiles.log"

    and I get from that

    getfiles.btm <& tee C:ßtempßgetfiles.log

    which of course does not work.

    More experiments show that all characters that on a german keyboard are available only with the help of the AltGr key, are replaced by the characters that one gets if one does not press AltGr. It looks like this:

    [C:\TCMD12]keystack "{[]}\~|"

    [C:\TCMD12]7890ß+<

    Is there anything I can do about that?

    Ulrich
     
  2. rconn

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    characters

    Are you using a Unicode font?

    Rex Conn
    JP Software
     
  3. Ulrich

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    I am using the true type font "Lucida Console". I think this is is a Unicode font, but I am not sure. How do I find out?
     
  4. David Marcus

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    Right-click the font in \Windows\Fonts, select Properties, then the CharSet tab. Mine says the Font Encoding Type is Unicode.
     
  5. Ulrich

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    Hmm, no such tab in the properties that I see. Possibly a Win7 thing?
    My system is "TCC 12.11.71 Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]", which I failed to mention in the beginning.

    But I found out: Leave the cursor on the file name for a second, and the popup description says: TrueType font file.
     
  6. DMcCunney

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    On Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 11:56 AM, Ulrich <> wrote:

    This may be useful: http://www.microsoft.com/typography/truetypeproperty21.mspx

    It's Font properties extension, version 2.30, an MS supplied shell
    extension for XP or better.
    ______
    Dennis
     
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