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Re^4: What is your favorite alternate name for a (specific) keyboard key?

by afoken (Canon)
on Jul 07, 2016 at 18:03 UTC ( #1167396=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: What is your favorite alternate name for a (specific) keyboard key?
in thread What is your favorite alternate name for a (specific) keyboard key?

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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Re^5: What is your favorite alternate name for a (specific) keyboard key?
by soonix (Canon) on Jul 11, 2016 at 08:24 UTC
    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,
        yep, I'm not exactly sure for what it was, probably margin release key or some such...

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