Update: This topic has been replaced by this updated version:
This post is about the problem where you find that you can't type certain characters in the terminal.
The courses that this has been reported in:
- Learn the Command Line
- Learn Git
- Learn Rails
The characters that have been reported are:
$ | space ~ ' "
These are not in any particular order.
Option 1: If you can, try a different web browser.
Option 2: Use your Alt key combined with the ASCII code for the problem character.
Character Alt + ASCII code
$ Alt + 36
| Alt + 124
Space Alt + 32
~ Alt + 126
' Alt + 39
" Alt + 34
Option 3: Use the on-screen keyboard.
Option 4: Change your keyboard input language to American QWERTY -- you might need to find a link or two on how to do that.
Option 5: Copy and paste the character.