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@ sign on a keyboard in Mexico

by jmsylvain / May 5, 2006 4:15 AM PDT

How do you get the @ sign on a keyboard in Mexico to come up.
It is with the Q key.
Thanks, Don

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(NT) (NT) Try Alt Gr and Q.
by jannepitt / May 5, 2006 5:19 PM PDT
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by phantazy / May 5, 2006 7:22 PM PDT
In reply to: (NT) Try Alt Gr and Q.

If the previous does not work, try Shift + " .

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Q on keyboard in Mexico
by jmsylvain / May 8, 2006 5:50 AM PDT

Thank you for your reply.
When you mention Gr in your reply, is that just the upper case G and the lower case r or is that short for something I'm not aware of?
Thanks, Don

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Re: Alt Gr
by Kees Bakker / May 8, 2006 6:05 AM PDT
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by Kees Bakker / May 8, 2006 6:23 AM PDT

On the page I mentioned there's a rather big list of characters that you can produce with the AltGr key in MS Word (doesn't work in my Notepad) on the US keyboard.
AltGr+R for example is the registered trademark symbol, AltGR+7 is a half (can't see the logic, but it's shorter than alt+1+7+1) and AltGr+? is the Spanish inverted question mark. On the Dutch keyboard, to name another example, we've got AltGr+- for the backslash (and that's why I started to hate the Dutch keyboard in the good old DOS days).

Isn't it amazing that even a keyboard has its secrets? Be frank: how often do use the keys right to the Alt Gr key. That's the key with the Windows symbol on it (Win E starts Explorer, Win M minimizes all windows) and the context menu key (same as right mouse click). And then there's the mysterious scroll lock.


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