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10:45 Dec 14, 2000
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
German term or phrase: >
I have a problem when I switch my (American) keyboard to German. I have all the symbols that my English keyboard has, except for the , and | signs. The problem is that these are assigned to an extra key on a German keyboard (next to the y/z key) that doesn't exist on English keyboards - all there is there is the shift key. Is there any way to get around this missing key when I set my keyboard language to German? (see also my previous, related 'terminology' question: @ >)
Local time: 16:40

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na +1You will probably have to use your Alt keys
Kristina M



4 days peer agreement (net): +1
You will probably have to use your Alt keys

‹: Alt + 0139
›: Alt + 0155
|: Alt + 0124

This should work. You can also always go to the character maps and copy and paste whatever you need. If anyone has a better suggestion, I would like to know, as well.


Kristina Moeller
15704 Hopewell Road
Alpharetta, GA 30004-2871
(770) 569-1704 Phone
(770) 569-1804 Fax


Kristina M
Local time: 17:40
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 94

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agree  Roland Grefer
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