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Typing guillemets (angle quotes, «») in Russian and English keyboards
August 6, 2018
Edited: June 12, 2020
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Apparently having an AltGr (Alternate Graphics) key on your keyboard where the Right Alt resides on US style keyboards is helpful for « and » simulation key strokes.
From this French article, translated by google below, it says:
Under X11 (GNU / Linux) :
- AltGr w (oss variant) or AltGr z (fr variant) and AltGr x give the left and right quotation marks “and”
Further discussion can be found in Wikipedia:
AltGr (also Alt Graph, or Right Alt1) is a modifier key found on
some computer keyboards and is primarily used to type characters that
are unusual for the locale of the keyboard layout, such as currency
symbols and accented letters. On a typical, IBM-compatible PC
keyboard, the AltGr key, when present, takes the place of the
right-hand Alt key. In macOS, the Option key has functions similar to
the AltGr key.
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