jped
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How to make a | in raspbian

Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:33 pm

Hello all
I have this http://www.adafruit.com/products/922 running on a raspberry pi with raspbian. How do you make a vertical pipe?

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Re: How to make a | in raspbian

Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:41 pm

What happens when you push SHIFT \ ?
If not correct then you need to run the keyboard setup in the internationalization options:
sudo raspi-config
Go here for my RPi writeup. Basic config, Serial Port add-on etc:
http://blackeagle12.net/Comp/RPi/Rpi.html Click contact icon then world icon --->

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Re: How to make a | in raspbian

Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:02 pm

klricks wrote:What happens when you push SHIFT \ ?
If not correct then you need to run the keyboard setup in the internationalization options:
sudo raspi-config
I get ~ what keyboard config should i choose?

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Re: How to make a | in raspbian

Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:07 pm

I would try one of the generic keyboards but more importantly choose English (US) in the next menu.
Go here for my RPi writeup. Basic config, Serial Port add-on etc:
http://blackeagle12.net/Comp/RPi/Rpi.html Click contact icon then world icon --->

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Re: How to make a | in raspbian

Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:14 pm

klricks wrote:I would try one of the generic keyboards but more importantly choose English (US) in the next menu.
If he's using a US layout keyboard. What if he isn't? I press shift \ to get | but if I set mine to US a whole load of other characters will be wrong - mine is English (UK).


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Re: How to make a | in raspbian

Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:24 pm

Nothing outside America exists to Americans....... ;)
Don't judge Linux by the Pi.......
I must not tread on too many sacred cows......

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Re: How to make a | in raspbian

Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:33 pm

pluggy wrote:Nothing outside America exists to Americans....... ;)
Too true :lol:


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Re: How to make a | in raspbian

Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:36 pm

MrEngman wrote:
klricks wrote:I would try one of the generic keyboards but more importantly choose English (US) in the next menu.
If he's using a US layout keyboard. What if he isn't? I press shift \ to get | but if I set mine to US a whole load of other characters will be wrong - mine is English (UK).


MrEngman

what is the diff between uk and Us layouts?

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Re: How to make a | in raspbian

Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:38 pm

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Re: How to make a | in raspbian

Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:48 pm

jped wrote:
MrEngman wrote:
klricks wrote:I would try one of the generic keyboards but more importantly choose English (US) in the next menu.
If he's using a US layout keyboard. What if he isn't? I press shift \ to get | but if I set mine to US a whole load of other characters will be wrong - mine is English (UK).


MrEngman

what is the diff between uk and Us layouts?

Just tried us keyboard layout with a generic keyboard. No change.

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Re: How to make a | in raspbian

Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:18 pm

Once you select a keyboard, make sure you choose "Keyboard = English (US)" for both "Country of Origin" and "Keyboard Input". Also unselect the default locale (en_GB.UTF-8 UTF-8) and select "en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8". Be careful, as I have had some of those questions come up more than once during the raspi-config process.
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Re: How to make a | in raspbian

Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:14 pm

Thanks all for helping. I had to restart the computer after I changed the settings.

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