On British keyboards, it's called the NOT sign ¬. Alt + 0172 = ¬. That key
also has the grave accent and the pipe.
For its UK layout, Microsoft accordingly adds an AltGr key, maps the £ to
where the US layout has a #, and adds a 102nd key to accommodate the #. A
few other variations (the reversals of @ and ", and the movement of ~ to the
# key to accommodate a ¬ on the backquote key, and the movement of the \ key
to the left of Z) have also crept in between the two. On laptop computers,
the | and \ key is often placed next to the space bar, and a Function key
British and American keyboards
British keyboard picture...
On US keyboards...
This is a pipe: |||||. Shift + backslash key.
Also called vertical bar, verti-bar, vertical line, divider line, or pipe is
the name of the character (|).
Tilde key. ~ is called a tilde.
~ is the tilde, an accent backspaced and printed over other letters for
non-English languages. Nowadays the key does not produce a backspaceable
character and is used for 'not' or 'circa'.
` is a grave accent or backtick, also formerly backspaced over letters to
write non-English languages; on some systems it is used as an opening quote.
The single quote ' is normally used for an acute accent.
Hope this helps. Let us know.
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
Michelle <mh_londonSPAMGUARD@hotmail.com> hunted and pecked:
> There is a key to the left of the numbers, below esc and abive tab, it
> has a kind of 'hook' a 'pipe' with a gap in the middle and a 'grave'
> Does anyone know what it's called?
> I have heard it called pipe, but when we did batch programming, pipe was
> always the vertical line above the windows key and to the right of shift.
> If that's pipe, what's the one below esc?
> Many thanks