My text is garbled when I type in the RCE desktop!

You need to set your key mapping based on your client computer's locale. From within a NX session (RCE desktop):

If you are using a US-layout keyboard...

Select ApplicationsRCE UtilitiesLoad US keyboard map

If you are not using a US-layout keyboard...

  1. Reconnect to your session using the NX web portal at rce.hmdc.harvard.edu
  2. Move the cursor to the upper-right corner and click the "peelback"
  3. Click "Keyboard"
  4. On the on-screen keyboard, click "LANG"
  5. Select your language locale (e.g. "US", "FR", "DE")
  6. Your session should now retain the proper key map when reconnecting