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German term or phrase:@
English translation:AltGr plus q key
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09:15 Dec 14, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: @, >
I have a rather unorthodox Proz question for users who use a German keyboard.
I cannot find an @ sign when I'm typing in German, and always have to switch my keyboard back and forth between the two languages when I write e-mails. Is there an @-sign on the German keyboard at all?
My second "problem sign" is that the German keyboard seems to have an extra key, wich I don't have on my American-made computer. When I switch to German, I find there's no way to write, say, De>En without having to either switch languages or write the whole thing out.
Can anybody help me here?
CarDel
Local time: 01:13
I've got them!
Explanation:
Hi there,
actually, I have the <> on my keyboard as well as @ - and I'm writing on a German keyboard at a computer configured in Germany for Germans by other Germans and in fact produced by a German company (sorry, this is awful - but I didn't buy it!) :-)

The @ I can reached by pressing AltGr plus q keys.

And the <> signs are found right next to the y (we're talking German keyboards, so the y is where English people would expect the z to be - lowest row, on the left).

HTH
Sibyl
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Sibyl Marquardt
Italy
Local time: 08:13
Grading comment
Thank you so much for the Q-tip Sibyl!
The problem with the > sign is that this key, next to the y/z key doesn't exist in English. All there is there is the shift key.
(I'll ask again if there's any way to get around this missing key.)

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Summary of answers provided
naUse the good old key combinations
Sabine Trautewein
naI've got them!Sibyl Marquardt
nano and yesNancy Schmeing


  

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21 mins
no and yes


Explanation:
There is no @ or > sign on my German keyboard either.

There are ways to define special symblos which I have used in Word 97. In Help topics, go to Characters, special, display it, go to Assign a symbol to a shortcut key. That way you can invent something which will print any character you wish. I have it for degree and superscript. It only works in Office, though. If you need help with this e-mail me. Best wishes, Nancy

Nancy Schmeing
Canada
Local time: 02:13
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 328
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56 mins
I've got them!


Explanation:
Hi there,
actually, I have the <> on my keyboard as well as @ - and I'm writing on a German keyboard at a computer configured in Germany for Germans by other Germans and in fact produced by a German company (sorry, this is awful - but I didn't buy it!) :-)

The @ I can reached by pressing AltGr plus q keys.

And the <> signs are found right next to the y (we're talking German keyboards, so the y is where English people would expect the z to be - lowest row, on the left).

HTH
Sibyl

Sibyl Marquardt
Italy
Local time: 08:13
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 24
Grading comment
Thank you so much for the Q-tip Sibyl!
The problem with the > sign is that this key, next to the y/z key doesn't exist in English. All there is there is the shift key.
(I'll ask again if there's any way to get around this missing key.)
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2 hrs
Use the good old key combinations


Explanation:
To get the < hold the alt key and press 0060
for > hold the alt key and press 0062
This was used under MS DOS when there was no windows.

HTH


    Reference: http://www.mitteldorf.de/ascii.html
Sabine Trautewein
Local time: 08:13
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 113
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