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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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In reply to Re^4: What is your favorite alternate name for a (specific) keyboard key? by afoken
in thread What is your favorite alternate name for a (specific) keyboard key? by chacham

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