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