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How to use the tilde key on a Japanese keyboard

Jan 26, 2013 3:03 PM

Tags: #illustrator #keyboard #key #japanese #tilde #~

I have an aluminum blu tooth mac Japanese keyboard. The tilde key is shift+^. I tried to use the tilde key in illustrator to duplicate the drawing of a shape. But shift constrains the shape to be drawn from the center. So I remaped the tilde key to be on top of the ^ key so I didn't need shift, and still no go. I tried all the keys on my keyboard and can't get the effect of mulitplying what you are drawing.

Anyone get this to work?



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    Jan 27, 2013 2:15 AM   in reply to msammler

    AI uses a fixed keyboard mapping and some keys just remain unusable in foreign languages... It's been forever this way and there's nothing you can do about it. It's realyl the pest and Adobe doesn't seem to care to fix it...



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    Jan 27, 2013 11:51 PM   in reply to msammler

    No problem using the tilde key (above the circumflex) on Windows with a Japanese keyboard using AI CS6.  Must be a Mac thing...

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