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yes, that explains it. I am used to german keyboard layouts (QWERTZ), where the tilde originally was absent. Meanwhile it is on our keycaps, but I'm not sure about its "canonical" location :-)
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by afoken (Canon) on Jul 07, 2016 at 18:03 UTC
    german keyboard layouts (QWERTZ), where the tilde originally was absent.

    Are you sure? The tilde was available at least on all PC/AT keyboards I've ever owned since the 1980s.

    Meanwhile it is on our keycaps, but I'm not sure about its "canonical" location

    ~ is usually (DOS, OS/2, Windows, Linux, *BSD) mapped to [AltGr] + [+*]. Macs, typewriters and home computers may be different.

    See also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_keyboard_layout.

    Alexander

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      Seems like you caught me here - my memory looks more like this :-)
        Wow, a dedicated key for Paamayim Nekudotayim!

        ($q=q:Sq=~/;[c](.)(.)/;chr(-||-|5+lengthSq)`"S|oS2"`map{chr |+ord }map{substrSq`S_+|`|}3E|-|`7**2-3:)=~y+S|`+$1,++print+eval$q,q,a,