Sometimes we need to explicitly refer to the keyboard strokes needed to complete a task.


The replacement character # indicates a key legend. The replacement code {‍#K} for example shows the K.


Guillemets in Linux

The operating system Linux offers these simple keyboard shortcuts to introduce punctuation elements for French, Swiss and German typography.

Alt Gr + Y
corresponds to the guillemet ‘»’
Alt Gr + X
produces the guillemet ‘«’
Alt Gr + Shift + Y
gives us a single guillemet ‘›’
Alt Gr + Shift + X
produces ‘‹’

Copy & Paste in Windows

The operating system Windows allows copying a piece of text into the clipboard by typing Ctrl + C. To use the clipboard content in another location, we type Ctrl + V.