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  1. #1
    mark c
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    Default How do you do the pipe?

    I think that's what it's called. The vertical bar, as used for example in the 'confused' emoticon. I can't find it anywhere on my keyboard so I guess it's made with a combination of keys.

    Thanx in advance, mc

  2. #2
    Stumped Badly
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    Default Re: How do you do the pipe?

    Shift backslash (\) |||||||||||||||||||||||

  3. #3
    mark c
    Guest

    Default Re: How do you do the pipe?

    \\\||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| |||||??????????????||||||||||||||||

    Oh yay thanks shift backslash shift baclslash yay cheers Stumped Badly

  4. #4
    Susan B
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    Default Re: How do you do the pipe?

    Is everyone elses pipe key on the keyboard kind of in two pieces like mine? All of my keyboards are like that and I remember a few years ago wondering where the pipe key was because of that.

    Why on earth is it not a straight | instead of looking like : ?

  5. #5
    Ladybug
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    Default Re: How do you do the pipe?

    Yes - mine is in two pieces too.

  6. #6
    Graham L
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    Default Re: How do you do the pipe?

    That's to stop people confusing it with the capital I.

  7. #7
    -=JM=-
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    Default Re: How do you do the pipe?

    Mine isn't split.

  8. #8
    tango
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    Default Re: How do you do the pipe?

    when i read the topic "how do you do the pipe" i thought you were referring to something quite different :P

  9. #9
    Jen C
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    Default Re: How do you do the pipe?

    > That's to stop people confusing it with the capital I.

    Really :O - and here I was thinking the two vertical lines on the pipe key was meant to symbolise the command function of that symbol:

    The pipe command symbol sends the output of one program as input into another program. Hence the symbol of two pipes (of data) in a chain ..... B-)

    But I do have a vivid imagination so I could be making this up

  10. #10
    Graham L
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    Default Re: How do you do the pipe?

    Nope. It's supposed to be a vertical bar, but keytops use sanserif, and people are easily confused. You'll notice that on the DOS screen, it appears unbroken.

    Anyway ... if it was a broken bar, that would symbolise a pipe broken in the middle. Not very useful.

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