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Author Topic: Weird right angle punctuation on keyboard  (Read 377 times)

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Offline KythiaTopic starter

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Weird right angle punctuation on keyboard
« on: April 10, 2013, 05:35:15 PM »
Top left of my keyboard.  Shift and the key produces:

What is that for?  Google is no help.  Does it have a name?

Offline Caeli

Re: Weird right angle punctuation on keyboard
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2013, 05:48:35 PM »
I don't know what the name is, but I've seen Chinese and Japanese texts use that and the closing bracket (which looks like a stunted L) to denote dialogue, similar to the quotation marks used in English.

It may not specifically be those symbols, though - I feel like they were less rectangular and more square. Quotation marks have also become pretty common now, so it doesn't always apply...

Also, it wouldn't make sense for that to be the main usage, since these are English/American keyboards.
« Last Edit: April 10, 2013, 05:55:39 PM by Caeli »

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Re: Weird right angle punctuation on keyboard
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2013, 05:59:46 PM »
It's the Negation symbol. Generally specific to logic and some computational stuff.

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Re: Weird right angle punctuation on keyboard
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2013, 06:07:49 PM »
Awesome.  Thank you both.

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Re: Weird right angle punctuation on keyboard
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2013, 06:15:15 PM »
It's the Negation symbol. Generally specific to logic and some computational stuff.

Very cool. :o

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Re: Weird right angle punctuation on keyboard
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2013, 06:16:12 PM »
Gee, all I got is a tilde.  >_>

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Re: Weird right angle punctuation on keyboard
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2013, 07:08:35 PM »
It's also handy for pulling "the fuck did you just say" face

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