Since long time ago I have had troubles with my non English keyboard in grub4dos command line, it is really APITA to type some commands with an Spanish (es-ES) or Latinamerican (es-LA) keyboard, steve6375 recommended me long time ago to copy from his great tool E2B the keyboard file(s) for my KB, E2B contains several keyboard options on Easy2Boot\_ISO\e2b\grub\ folder, and I did it, but always forget to add the required file, or its name is hard to type once on command line.
List of Keyboard batch files available on E2B:
I finally decided to put an end to this stupid issue and did the following:
Copied: KBD_SPANISH.g4b, KBD_LATIN_USA.g4b and KBD_QWERTY_USA.g4b next to my grld and menu.lst files
And renamed them to: eses.g4b, esla.g4b and enus.g4b, respectively
Added a title to my menu.lst as shown:
title Grub4Dos Command Line\nOn command line Type eses + ENTER for es-ES KB\nType esla + ENTER for es-LA KB\nType enus + ENTER for en-US KB command --set-ext=.g4b > nul commandline
I know en-US is default keyboard on grub4dos but I added it just in case after using es-ES or es-LA KB(s) I want to go back to the default keyboard, without the need to reboot.
Now KB batch files (.g4b) names make more sence to me, are shorter, easy to remember and very much easier to type, as there is not any "_" or "-" caracter on any of them, wich are located on different places/keys on this KBs.
Of course each user will select the required file(s) and rename the way he/she wants, just remember to edit the entrance on menu.lst as required.
This is in fact something not very technical, but I wanted to share it because it seems to me very simple and practical, and maybe it can be of some use for new grub4dos users.
Locale ID: https://docs.microso...-language-packs
Also if there isn't available a keyboard .g4b file for your language, you can make your own using as a guide KBD_QWERTY_USA.g4b, KBD_QWERTY_UK.g4b and this page where you can take a look of many keyboard layouts: http://kbdlayout.info/
EDIT: For updated version see post No. 6 please.
Edited by alacran, 25 October 2019 - 08:09 PM.