left-quote ( ` ) on International keyboards [Prothon]

Tuure Laurinolli tuure at laurinolli.net
Mon Jun 7 07:12:28 CEST 2004


Mark Hahn wrote:

> 
> What does deadkey mean?
> 

The same as 'combined key' above. It doesn't immediately produce output, 
instead you can press some other key after it, ` + a = à, and you can 
produce the literal with ` + space.

Anyway, it really is a bit hard to discern from ' or ´, even though it 
would otherwise be a great character to be used as an operator in 
programming languages :)

On the standard Finnish layout there is one key with three dead meanings 
on it, which can be alternated with shift and altgr - a truly wonderful 
piece of engineering that leads to 4 key combinations producing 
characters such as  :)



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