Henrik Horneber wrote:

> Curt Hibbs wrote:
>
>> Robert Feldt wrote:
>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> I have a couple of students that use Ruby in a course and they've run
>>> into a problem that is not my home ground since I don't run Ruby from
>>> the one-click installer. But maybe some of you have seen this problem:
>>>
>>> After installing the latest one-click installer irb works from the
>>> standard windows command line prompt (cmd) but they say they cannot use
>>> curly {} or normal braces [] so cannot try out code easily.
>>>
>>> Can this be a problem with the one-click installer irb or is it their
>>> windows setup?
>>>
>>> Any hints appreciated.
>>>
>>> I've been trying to get them to install cygwin and run from their but
>>> they are stubborn... ;)
>>
>>
>>
>> Are you using a non-english keyboard? If so, I know there are issues 
>> here
>> (which is beyond my expertise), but I have seen solutions posted to
>> ruby-talk. Try this google search (for example):
>>
>>    site:blade.nagaokaut.aazc.jp ruby irb german keyboard
>>
>> Curt
>>
>>
>>
> http://blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp/cgi-bin/scat.rb/ruby/ruby-talk/107774
>
Thanks to both of you.

Yes, they are on non-US keyboards.

Sorry I missed the posts. I will look around but the students are not on 
mingw32 so I'm not sure there is an inputrc on plain windows. Maybe it 
can help them find a solution though. If anyone already has found it 
please share.

Thanks,

Robert