Tuesday, May 09, 2017

How to: find a Vertical Pipe “|” symbol on your Android keyboard



What is a vertical Pipe Symbol?
A vertical pipe symbol |, also referred to as a vertical bar is a computer keyboard key "|" with two vertical lines placed above one another. It looks like a full vertical line.

From Wikipedia
The vertical bar ( | ) is a computer character and glyph with various uses in mathematics, computing, and typography. It has many names, often related to particular meanings: Sheffer stroke (in logic), verti-bar, vbar, stick, broken bar, vertical line, vertical slash, bar, glidus, obelisk, or pipe.


Some smartphone users find it hard to locate the vertical bar symbol "|" (also referred to as the "pipe" symbol) on their keyboard. Sometimes it not obvious where this character is on a given keyboard.

This tutorial will show you how to locate the vertical pipe | character on selected Android keyboards.


How to Insert the vertical pipe symbol on an Android Smartphone

Inserting the vertical bar on Android is easy if you know where to look. The symbol position depends on the keyboard you are using.

I will show you how to find the symbol on the Android keyboards listed below
  1. SwiftKey keyboard
  2. Google keyboard
  3. Ginger keyboard
  4. Hackers keyboard

How to Insert the Pipe symbol using SwiftKey

Vertical Pipe symbol on SwiftKey keyboard

  • Open SwiftKey keyboard
  • Tap on numbers 123 key
  • Tap on symbol {&= key
  • You will find the pipe | symbol above the § key and below the < key.


How to Insert the Pipe symbol using Google keyboard

Vertical pipe symbol on Google Keyboard

  • Open Gboard
  • Tap on the ?123 key.
  • Tap on the =\< key
  • You will find the pipe symbol key above the € key



How to Insert the Pipe symbol using Ginger keyboard

Vertical bar on Ginger Keyboard
  • Launch Ginger keyboard
  • Tap on the numbers 123 key
  • Tap on the  ALT key
  • You will find the pipe symbol above € key


How to Insert the Pipe symbol using Hackers Keyboard
Vertical pipe symbol on Hacker's keyboard
  1. Launch hackers keyboard
  2. Long press or tap and hold the ' key then slide your fingers to the left to select the pipe | key.



What is a pipe key used for?

The vertical bar is used in numerous ways. Some: are listed below.

  • The double pipe "||" is used to represent an OR Operator and boolean statement in programming
  • A single pipe | serves as a delimiter in a text file.
  • It is used in MS-DOS, Linux console or Windows command line to display commands output one page at a time.

There are numerous uses for the pipe symbol. What do you use the pipe symbol for?



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