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    My Keyboard Cant Do The Pipe Character

    Hello From York...

    Im wanting to seperate navigation items with the Pipe character but on my keyboard I get "".

    Now I could enter the Html Character Entity for | (This is annoying me I'm putting in the HTML Entity Code and its translating it into the solid pipe which looks like i'me capable of getting it via keystokes and answering my own question< but I cant get it on muy keyboard!)and get the desired outcome but will this cause any cross browser compatibility issues?
    Why cant I get it on my keyboard?

    Any suggestions welcome
    Last edited by Zygoma; Nov 20, 2006 at 13:20. Reason: I wantthe entity code to show not the translation

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zygoma
    Hello From York...

    Im wanting to seperate navigation items with the Pipe character but on my keyboard I get "".

    Now I could enter the Html Character Entity for | and get the desired outcome but will this cause any cross browser compatibility issues?
    Why cant I get it on my keyboard?

    Any suggestions welcome
    I don't know what's wrong with your computer that you can't type a |. The character entity is actually safer, no worries about using it.

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    Thanks Dan for your quick reply, I'll go the character entity route.
    Ta very much :-)

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    hold down the Alt key, and on the numeric keypad, enter 124
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    My God, how do you know this? Impressive thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zygoma
    My God, how do you know this? Impressive thank you.
    it's a wee app in windows called charmap

    Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Character Map
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