Monday, February 8, 2010

opps!! I forgot my basics...Keyboard Symbols

The following chart displays the character symbols, name and Latin-1 number on a standard keyboard in their approximate position on the keyboard. Most characters from any Roman based language can be created on any computer using the American Standard Code for Information Interchange or ASCII using a single byte. Most computers and software also recognized American National Standards Institute's (ANSI) formatting standards as well
~ tilde (rhymes with Hilda)
! exclamation mark
@ I just know it as the 'at' symbol
# hash
$ dollar (don't tell me you didn't know that one. ;-D )
% per cent
^ caret (I think that's the correct spelling and I think it's pronounced cah (as in cat) and then ray so cah-ray)
& ampersand
* asterisk
( left bracket
) right bracket
_ underscore
- hyphen
= equals
+ plus (bet you had to go to school to learn the last two - lol)
{ left parenthesis
} right parenthesis (these are also called "curly brackets")
[ forgotten
] also forgotten but it's the right one! I think they are just known as square brackets but do have a proper name.
| pipe - the picture on the key looks like two lines, one above the other.
\ backslash
: colon
; semi-colon
" inverted comma
' apostrophe
< left angled bracket or left chevron
> right angled bracket or right chevron
, comma
. fullstop
? question mark
/ slash


Mike Ditka  - "If God had wanted man to play soccer, he wouldn't have given us arms."

1 comment:

lauren said...

Its really nice to see such a chart of Keyboard symbols.I am going to bookmark this for future reference. I would say that the character symbols, name and Latin-1 number on a standard keyboard makes this list complete.Thanks
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