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What is the name of the key below Esc

M

Michelle

#1
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' accent.

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
 

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Shenan Stanley

#2
Michelle wrote:
> 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' accent.
> 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?


What language is your keyboard?
Below my ESC key is '~' and '`'... (tilde and
I guess the number 1 and '!' (exclamation mark) could be what you are
talking about?

Turn on your on-screen keyboard - because I do not know what language/type
of keyboard you are using from your description.

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#3
You may well be aware that "Michelle" <mh_londonSPAMGUARD@hotmail.com> had
previously written in news:O22DI2mOHHA.3212@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> 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' accent.
>
> 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
>


Dunno, but the 'escape pipe key' might be a good name for it .if there is no
other ;-)

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B

Brownz \(Mobile\)

#4
Michelle wrote:
> 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' accent.
> 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


Heh, you numpty, totally dependent on language/region/keyboard type
(notebook vs compact vs fullsize).

BTW - The key you refer to *is* the pipe key .... I bet you can't find
another on your keyboard can you ??

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W

Wesley Vogel

#5
On British keyboards, it's called the NOT sign ¬. Alt + 0172 = ¬. That key
also has the grave accent and the pipe.

<quote>
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
added.
<quote>
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_and_American_keyboards

British and American keyboards
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_and_American_keyboards

British keyboard picture...
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...d_Kingdom.svg/800px-KB_United_Kingdom.svg.png

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 (|).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vertical_bar

Tilde key. ~ is called a tilde.

<quote>
~ 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.
<quote>
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_PC_keyboard

Tilde
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tilde

Grave accent
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grave_accent

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In news:O22DI2mOHHA.3212@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl,
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'
> accent.
>
> 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
 

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M

Mark Rae

#6
"Shenan Stanley" <newshelper@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:uzpgz8mOHHA.1248@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...

> I guess the number 1 and '!' (exclamation mark) could be what you are
> talking about?


Fairly obviously not...

The key Michelle is talking about is shown at the top-left here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyboard_layout#UK_and_Ireland

The ¬ symbol is logical NOT
The ` symbol is 'grave' or 'backtick'
The ¦ symbol is 'broken bar'
 

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K

Ken Blake, MVP

#7
Michelle wrote:

> 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' accent.



First of all, please note that you are addressing people all over the world,
and there are many styles of keyboards in use in different parts of the
world. To name just two, the US keyboard differs substantially from the UK
keyboard. So since we can't see your keyboard, we can't tell what key is
below the escape key on *your* keyboard.

On *my* keyboard (a US one) that key is a grave accent, and a tilde (~) when
shifted. From your description that doesn't seem to be what you have, so I
suspect, but can't be sure, that you have a UK keyboard.

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Please reply to the newsgroup


> 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
 

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Troy McClure

#8
without pressing shift its an accent character, with shift its a tilde



"Michelle" <mh_londonSPAMGUARD@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:O22DI2mOHHA.3212@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> 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' accent.
>
> 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
>
 

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M

Michelle

#9
EXTRA INFO... What is the name of the key below Esc

Sorry! I am using the UK keyboard layout, and the key has ` ¬ and ¦ on it.


"Michelle" <mh_londonSPAMGUARD@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:O22DI2mOHHA.3212@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> 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' accent.
>
> 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
>
 

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M

Michelle

#10
Yes, sorry - I forgot that other keyboards were different.





"Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
news:u3XxpMnOHHA.4604@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> Michelle wrote:
>
>> 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' accent.

>
>
> First of all, please note that you are addressing people all over the
> world, and there are many styles of keyboards in use in different parts of
> the world. To name just two, the US keyboard differs substantially from
> the UK keyboard. So since we can't see your keyboard, we can't tell what
> key is below the escape key on *your* keyboard.
>
> On *my* keyboard (a US one) that key is a grave accent, and a tilde (~)
> when shifted. From your description that doesn't seem to be what you have,
> so I suspect, but can't be sure, that you have a UK keyboard.
>
> --
> Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
> Please reply to the newsgroup
>
>
>> 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

>
>
 

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J

Jim Macklin

#11
~ Look in All programs/accessories/character map.

~

tilde







"Brownz (Mobile)" <someone.not@microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:r4vrh.64728$Qa6.55601@newsfe6-gui.ntli.net...
| Michelle wrote:
| > 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' accent.
| > 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
|
| Heh, you numpty, totally dependent on
language/region/keyboard type
| (notebook vs compact vs fullsize).
|
| BTW - The key you refer to *is* the pipe key .... I bet
you can't find
| another on your keyboard can you ??
|
| --
| Cheerz - Brownz
| http://www.brownz.org/
|
|
 

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K

Kenny

#12
I'm using a UK keyboard and tilde is the Shift+ function of the hash key
just left of the Enter key. The key below Esc is as Michelle describes but
I don't know what it's called.

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"Troy McClure" <nun@4u.com> wrote in message
news:u9BYPSnOHHA.1240@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> without pressing shift its an accent character, with shift its a tilde
>
>
>
> "Michelle" <mh_londonSPAMGUARD@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:O22DI2mOHHA.3212@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>> 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'
>> accent.
>>
>> 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
>>

>
 

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R

Richard Urban

#13
tilde key

http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/tilde

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You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"Michelle" <mh_londonSPAMGUARD@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:O22DI2mOHHA.3212@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> 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' accent.
>
> 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
>
 

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K

Kenny

#14
It's called backtick, found out that here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyboard_layout#UK_and_Ireland

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"Kenny" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
news:udFkiknOHHA.320@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> I'm using a UK keyboard and tilde is the Shift+ function of the hash key
> just left of the Enter key. The key below Esc is as Michelle describes
> but I don't know what it's called.
>
> --
> Kenny Cargill
> "Troy McClure" <nun@4u.com> wrote in message
> news:u9BYPSnOHHA.1240@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>> without pressing shift its an accent character, with shift its a tilde
>>
>>
>>
>> "Michelle" <mh_londonSPAMGUARD@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:O22DI2mOHHA.3212@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>>> 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'
>>> accent.
>>>
>>> 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
>>>

>>

>
>
 

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H

HDFatBoy2003

#15
If you looked at the link provided for UK\Ireland keyboards, you'd see that
the tilde (~) is next to their Enter key. Likewise, it is not the Pipe
either as that is located next to their left hand Shift key. I only know the
name of one of the symbols and that's a backward tick. The other two are
unknown to me, though I've seen them both before.

"Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:#yOCwmnOHHA.4100@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> tilde key
>
> http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/tilde
>
> --
>
>
> Regards,
>
> Richard Urban
> Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
> (For email, remove the obvious from my address)
>
> Quote from George Ankner:
> If you knew as much as you think you know,
> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
>
>
> "Michelle" <mh_londonSPAMGUARD@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:O22DI2mOHHA.3212@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>> 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'
>> accent.
>>
>> 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
>>

>
>
 

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Nina DiBoy

#16
Michelle wrote:
> 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' accent.
>
> 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
>
>


Well, the squiggle is a tilde `~`. (at least that is what's on the key
underneath my esc key)

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A

Andrew Murray

#17
On that key on my MS Wireless KB, I have the tild (~) and and backwards
apostrophe (`).

Different keyboards might show different layouts slightly.

The "pipe" (|) on my KB is next to the square bracket/brace (], }) above
"Enter" key.


"Shenan Stanley" <newshelper@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:uzpgz8mOHHA.1248@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> Michelle wrote:
>> 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' accent.
>> 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?

>
> What language is your keyboard?
> Below my ESC key is '~' and '`'... (tilde and
> I guess the number 1 and '!' (exclamation mark) could be what you are
> talking about?
>
> Turn on your on-screen keyboard - because I do not know what language/type
> of keyboard you are using from your description.
>
> --
> Shenan Stanley
> MS-MVP
> --
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> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
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Andrew Murray

#18
I'd call it a "backwards" apostrophe or quote mark....?

"Kenny" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
news:uX9TvmnOHHA.3872@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> It's called backtick, found out that here:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyboard_layout#UK_and_Ireland
>
> --
> Kenny Cargill
> "Kenny" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
> news:udFkiknOHHA.320@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>> I'm using a UK keyboard and tilde is the Shift+ function of the hash key
>> just left of the Enter key. The key below Esc is as Michelle describes
>> but I don't know what it's called.
>>
>> --
>> Kenny Cargill
>> "Troy McClure" <nun@4u.com> wrote in message
>> news:u9BYPSnOHHA.1240@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>>> without pressing shift its an accent character, with shift its a tilde
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> "Michelle" <mh_londonSPAMGUARD@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>> news:O22DI2mOHHA.3212@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>>>> 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'
>>>> accent.
>>>>
>>>> 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
>>>>
>>>

>>
>>

>
>
 

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Carl Kaufmann

#19
Re: EXTRA INFO... What is the name of the key below Esc

Those are NOT and PIPE, respectively

Michelle wrote:
> Sorry! I am using the UK keyboard layout, and the key has ` ¬ and ¦ on it.
>
>
> "Michelle" <mh_londonSPAMGUARD@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:O22DI2mOHHA.3212@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>> 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' accent.
>>
>> 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
>>

>
>
 

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Wesley Vogel

#20
> I'd call it a "backwards" apostrophe or quote mark....?

Then you'd be wrong. ````` is a grave accent or backtick, but I call it
Ralph.

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In news:%23zbpVLuOHHA.400@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl,
Andrew Murray <NOSPAMadmurray@eyeNet.Net.tAu> hunted and pecked:
> I'd call it a "backwards" apostrophe or quote mark....?
>
> "Kenny" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
> news:uX9TvmnOHHA.3872@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>> It's called backtick, found out that here:
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyboard_layout#UK_and_Ireland
>>
>> --
>> Kenny Cargill
>> "Kenny" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
>> news:udFkiknOHHA.320@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>>> I'm using a UK keyboard and tilde is the Shift+ function of the hash key
>>> just left of the Enter key. The key below Esc is as Michelle describes
>>> but I don't know what it's called.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Kenny Cargill
>>> "Troy McClure" <nun@4u.com> wrote in message
>>> news:u9BYPSnOHHA.1240@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>>>> without pressing shift its an accent character, with shift its a tilde
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Michelle" <mh_londonSPAMGUARD@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:O22DI2mOHHA.3212@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>>>>> 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'
>>>>> accent.
>>>>>
>>>>> 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
 

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