Resolved Why Option+Shift+K makes logo? What's K stands for?

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  1. imusi, Jul 21, 2011
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    imusi macrumors newbie

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    I know Option + Shift + K makes this apple logo  ...
    But I mean, why is letter "K", what's "K" stands for? :confused:
    A or M could be more easy to understand since "Apple" and "Macintosh" start with A and M.


    Well now I see on different types of keyboards this "shortcut" could be different as well.

    seems that the letter which has no other ‘counterparts’ will be used to produce this  apple logo.
    And on US keyboard it'll be K.

    However, THANKS for all of you guys. :)
     
  2. zero-beat macrumors member

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    cause both already had their logical counterparts?

    å - Å: represents different sounds in the alphabets used for Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, North Frisian, Walloon, Chamorro, Istro-Romanian, Lule Sami, Skolt Sami, Southern Sami, Greenlandic, and the Alemannic and Bavarian-Austrian dialects of German.

    µ: represents is the 12th letter of the Greek alphabet. In the system of Greek numerals it has a value of 40. Like a keyboard, it has to continue the other letters that were on the board through this short cut.

    (Just a guess)

    Or:

    Kick-ass
    Knowing
    Killer
     
  3. TNTN macrumors member

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  4. imusi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, I mean, they could set opt+shift+K to be å - Å or any codes, and leave the letter A to be  ... Apple has always been Narcissism.

    I wonder if there's any special meaning for K :)
     
  5. Jisuo macrumors 6502

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  6. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    I'm guessing that's because your Swedish keyboard has a specific key already reserved to type å - Å, where the [ key is on a US keyboard. That left alt-A free to use for . The US alt-key binding presumably existed before Apple had any fonts with an  glyph, and narcissistic or not, they're not going to move a regularly-used alt key binding just for a character nobody outside Apple-centric internet forums ever types.
     
  7. Mrguidogenio macrumors regular

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    On my Keyboard (Spanish) it's like this:

    Alt + Shift + K = ˇ
    Alt + G = 
     
  8. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    alt + shift + K = 

    alt + a = å

    ... on my US keyboard.

    Does anyone know the command to make the clover? (the command key symbol)
     
  9. Shrink macrumors G3

    Shrink

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    Now I can put :apple: on all my emails.

    Then my friends will know for sure what a snotty jerk I am. :eek:

    (As if they didn't know already)
     
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    We'd tell you, but then we'd have to ˆÒÒ you. :D
     
  11. carboncocoa macrumors member

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    Think of the letter K as the frame or skeleton on the Apple logo.

    I created an image that will hopefully help:
     

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  12. imusi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wow that's a very, very ... extraordinary explanation. I have never thought of that :)
     
  13. imusi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ahhhhh...

    Too shame that they cannot see this  if they are not using a Mac.
     
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  15. Apples n' Stone macrumors 65816

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    "Killa" because Apple is rad.
    In all seriousness who knows, perhaps they ran out of keys.
     

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