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15:59 Dec 14, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: the > sign on a German keyboard
I have a question for anyone out there who uses an English computer keyboard and sets it to German when typing in German. The problem is that the English keyboard has one less key than the German one, namely the | key to the left of the y/z key doesn't exist - all there is there is the shift key. The question is how do I get around this missing key when I'm typing in German on my (American) keyboard and want to type, say, DE>EN without spelling it all out or having to switch back and forth between languages? I was suggested in my previous, related "term" query (@, >) to use a DOS command, but I really would not remember the numbers, and it would be futile to use a DOS command for a shorthand symbol like < or >. Is there any way at all to get around this missing key, like there is for @ or €?
TIA!
CarDel
Local time: 11:29
English translation:Insert symbol
Explanation:
Since I learned to touchtype in English and thus constantly confuse the y and the z, I set my keyboard to "international". So I am not quite sure that I fully understand the problem you describe. However, I would assume that you are using Windows and Microsoft Word when, as you say, you are typing in German. For this scenario, another option would be to just go to Insert > Symbol and choose the symbol you want. You can also define your own shortcut keys for each of these symbols so that you don't have to go through the menu sequence each time you need the symbol.

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Ulrike Lieder
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Summary of answers provided
na4 answers and none is worth a point?
Mats Wiman
naALT + 62
Brigitte Gendebien
naALT+
Mats Wiman
naInsert symbolUlrike Lieder
naon the American X
Lisanne


  

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2 mins
on the American X


Explanation:
This key should be on the American X key.
Good luck


    I have a German keyboard at home
Lisanne
Local time: 18:29
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 48
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14 mins
Insert symbol


Explanation:
Since I learned to touchtype in English and thus constantly confuse the y and the z, I set my keyboard to "international". So I am not quite sure that I fully understand the problem you describe. However, I would assume that you are using Windows and Microsoft Word when, as you say, you are typing in German. For this scenario, another option would be to just go to Insert > Symbol and choose the symbol you want. You can also define your own shortcut keys for each of these symbols so that you don't have to go through the menu sequence each time you need the symbol.



Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 09:29
Native speaker of: German
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4 hrs
ALT+


Explanation:
if you work in Word or in another WP program with WP functions.
You just got to 'Insert' and then 'Symbol' and the click the '>' sign. Then you click on the 'Shortcut command' and in the left hand field you type ALT+TheKeyYouPrefer, e.g. 'RIGHT ARROW OR 'R'. If the command is already in use, ignore this (=that command will then be overwritten) or choose another combination.


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Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 18:29
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9 hrs
ALT + 62


Explanation:
You may also use the ASCII codes for any character you want. Simply press and hold ALT and type on the right keypad the corresponding ASCII number, for >, it's ALT + 62
for ß its ALT + 225


    Reference: http://www.cdrummond.qc.ca/cegep/informat/Professeurs/Alain/...
Brigitte Gendebien
Belgium
Local time: 18:29
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 139

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5 days
4 answers and none is worth a point?


Explanation:
humble question


Mats Wiman
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