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How to do special characters in bash GUI?
RobertFurr (49)

I'm currently working on a DosBox bash program and I was able to mount the C: directory but I can't switch to it because I can't put in the colon (shift doesn't work). I know the @SPQR had some kind of copy/paste txt file when he made a Minecraft repl but I don't know how that worked. Help would be appreciated.

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PDanielY (1091)

If you're on ChromeOS you can right-click then click emoji then when the keyboard opens exit out of emoji and enter a colon. If you're not on a Chromebook you can copy a colon from another website then go to the shell right click and press paste.

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RobertFurr (49)

@PDanielY I do have Chrome OS but it won't let me do it in the terminal in DosBox

PDanielY (1091)

@RobertFurr Ohhhhh, in the terminal of DoxBox? I thought you were talking about a repl.it terminal. If it is a DoxBox terminal, i don't know how

vismodo (2)

@RobertFurr Hey there!

I noticed the same when I used a Python tkinter window! The solution is to bring up your touch keyboard! You can get help to bring up the touch keyboard from Google Support or you can search the web. I use macOS, and it works for me when I bring up my touch keyboard. You can use this keyboard even if you are not on a touchscreen!

Hope this helps!

RobertFurr (49)

@vismodo thanks! I'm pretty sure it doesn't work on chromebook but I'll give it a try sometime

vismodo (2)

@RobertFurr Sure! I tested the touch keyboard on linux, so chromebooks should work too, since Android, macOS and ChromeOS use linux as a platform.

vismodo (2)

Hey there, Robert Furr!

I noticed the same when I used a Python tkinter window! The solution is to bring up your touch keyboard! You can get help to bring up the touch keyboard from Google Support or you can search the web. I use macOS, and it works for me when I bring up my touch keyboard. You can use this keyboard even if you are not on a touchscreen!

Hope this helps!