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Old 11-03-2004, 06:11 AM   #1
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How do I get the pipe symbol on a uk keyboard?


At my new job we have uk keyboards. I can see the pipe symbol on the key next to the top left 1 key. However I can only accss or ` symbols with this key. How do I get the third symbol it can be used for i.e the pipe.


Old 11-03-2004, 06:17 AM   #2
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Look to the left of the "z", above the "\" - | - there you go!
Old 11-03-2004, 08:36 AM   #3
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Yeah, what Lim45 says is correct. You'll probably find the pipe symbol printed on the key has a gap in it, rather than looking like a normal pipe... Interesingly the key you mentioned which does seem to have a proper pipe on it, produces the broken-in-half pipe symbol when pressed along with Alt Gr (right Alt)... If anybody knows why this is, please share

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Old 11-03-2004, 01:01 PM   #4
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this reminds me of when I couldn't figure out the same problem , I don't know why they designed the UK keyboard this way.
Old 11-03-2004, 02:09 PM   #5
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Weird thing is, although while I'm in X the keys seem reversed like I explained in my last post, if I use them in a terminal NOT in X, both keys produce the pipe symbol with the gap in it. Very odd .


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