I'm thinking about re-mapping some or all of the controls in The Elder Scrolls: Arena. I'm currently running under DOSBox, and the only way I can think of to do this would be to re-map the keyboard via the VM's config file. However, if I do this, I expect it will end up affecting all of my keyboard usage during the session - not just the in-game controls.
If the only time I need to type text freely is during character creation, I consider that an acceptable sacrifice. Is this the case, or are there quests or other significant interactions which require more text entry?