What is the proper name for this keyboard symbol?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by hakr100, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. hakr100 macrumors 6502a

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    It's the ```

    It's the lower case symbol on the tilde ~ ~ ~ key.

    I don't recall seeing it on "PC" keyboards.

    Thanks! :D
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

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    That is the Grave accent. Depending on the language, it can appear by itself, or over different characters.

    Grave accent @ Wikipedia

    Not to be confused with the Acute accent, which is similar to this but the slant goes in the other direction.

    Acute accent @ Wikipedia

    TEG
     
  3. hakr100 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks...is my memory failing? I just don't recall this symbol on PC keyboards.
     

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