[OS X TeX] Characters for command, control etc. keys

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sat Mar 4 14:21:29 EST 2006

On Mar 4, 2006, at 1:16 PM, Jens Adam wrote:

> Herbert Schulz schrieb:
>> I wonder why they supply things like the Option symbol when that  
>> key is marked alt and option or the Escape symbol when that key is  
>> marked `esc'. Maybe throwbacks from an earlier time or so the  
>> proper symbols will be identified when looking at the keyboard  
>> shortcuts in the Menus.
> Jon Guyer schrieb:
>> Good question. The disconnect between what's on the keyboard,  
>> what's in the menus, and what's in the documentation has long  
>> puzzled a lot of Mac software developers. I've never heard a good  
>> explanation.
> In other countries, Germany for example, the symbols you mentioned  
> are printed on the keyboard. Also true for shift, caps lock, tab,  
> and a few others. So over here it is easy to find the keys shown in  
> menu shortcuts.
> ...


It's amazing how what you get depends upon where you are! :-)!

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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