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Converting Direct Input to ASCII

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hello all. I understand that directx mapping is different. Keys are mapped from 0 to 255 when key 0 is escape key. What I don't understand is that how can I convert, for example DIK_A key to simple 'a' ASCII value. Can somebody help me? Thanks in advance

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Original post by Namethatnobodyelsetook
Note that using DInput won't work for special character sequences, such as these. For proper international support you're best using Windows messages, and using DInput for non-text input (jump, move, shoot, weapon change, gas, brake, etc..)

QFE. DInput is designed to step aside gracefully when you're doing text entry. Don't shoehorn it into handling tasks it wasn't meant for.

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