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Not able to enter Tilde character while logged into a Red Hat Server using putty

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Hi,

I'm not able to enter the tilde character while logged into a Red Hat Server using putty. When I do hit ALT + ~ I get the | symbol.
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by:Gerwin Jansen
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Hi, what happens if you type CTRL-v first?
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In Putty's settings, under the Window, Translation Category, try another "Character set translation", maybe you'll have to try out different ones until you get the one that matches.
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by:Mazdajai
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What shell are you using?

# ps -p $$
# bash

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by:makel2
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A1. Nothing happens when I hit Ctrl-v first

A2. Tried that doesn't seem to make a difference

A3. I'm using bash
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by:Mazdajai
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Do you have the same result when you ssh from different linux box / putty client?
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by:TAOSA-Admin
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Try Alt+126
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by:Duncan Roe
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Why are you using the ALT key? On most keyboards you would use the SHIFT key
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by:Gerwin Jansen
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I think you may have a UK keyboard layout. If your Enter key is long and vertical, try typing the key left of the lower part of the Enter key with shift. What do you get?
tildekey
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In many applications using a US keyboard, holding the Alt key while typing in the ASCII code for a character renders the character. I use it for the elipsys, for example, which does not appear anywhere on the keyboard.   …

Your results may vary.
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However, in this Web interface, Alt+126 just reloads the page.  Nice.  

If you have Excel, build a list 1-255 and use the CHAR() against that column to see what each number renders.

Or look at this list.  Better yet, look at the attached Excel file - which is able to render non-traditional characters.  Keep in mind that many characters are 'white space' characters like return, space, tab, etc.  
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Character-Codes-in-Excel.xlsx
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by:TAOSA-Admin
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Some keyboard drivers do not fully load until the OS is up and running (security card keyboards, for example).  Try plugging in the most primitive/basic/no-driver-required keyboard you can find and see if it allows you to type the tilde.  

The best of luck to you.
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by:Sandy
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#loadkeys us

then try pressing tilde..

TY/SA
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by:Dave Gould
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I also do it the "TAOSA-Admin" way. What he didn't specify is that it only works from the numeric pad and not when you usee the numbers that are placed on the top row of the keyboard.
Holding the Alt key and pressing 126 on the numeric pad produces a tilde.
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by:skullnobrains
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you got the wrong terminal emulation. as far as i remember VT100 is the correct one

if vt100 does not help, try the other available ones, i had the same problem (with ~ and quite a few other keys uning an azerty keyboard) and i'm 100% sure this was the issue... but i'm unsure which was the proper one. beware some solve problem for some keys and create others

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obviously using another client will work as well : mindterm, bitvise, .... or rather cygwin are reasonable alternatives. the cygwin x live cd was quite a nifty tool and provides an integrated x server, xterm and rxvt, and obviously ssh
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under the Window, Translation Category, try another "Character set translation", maybe you'll have to try out different ones until you get the one that matches.

interesting... would you mind posting your locales and which translation worked for you ?
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