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Old 04-24-2007, 11:29 AM   #1
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Accented Characters and other "foreign language" Characters

The shows a page:

there is no explanation of what the computer keyboard key



As in "A range of accented and other foreign-language characters are available using the "Alt Gr" key on a standard PC keyboard."

Can somebody who knows what the "Alt Gr" key is clear that up? I have no idea!
Old 04-24-2007, 12:47 PM   #2
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On my laptop, if I look to the left and right of the space bar, I see 2 keys Alt and Alt GR. These are keys which have been around since the days of, I dunno, Tesla and Babbage. If you have a newer keyboard, you will probably have 2 Alt keys - in which case it means the right hand key.
Old 04-30-2007, 06:10 PM   #3
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OTOH, I have never seen such a thing here in the states -- & I go back to the transition from "valves" to transistors. It may be because I've only done 'nix on PC's.


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