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Patrick Koch
Patrick Koch
34,236 Points

Cant write the | "pipe" in the treehouse console

I am working with win 8 os and have a european keyboard. It works in my codeeditor fine, but in the treehouse editor it wont.

|greetings patrick|

13 Answers

Holger Liesegang
Holger Liesegang
50,595 Points

Hallo Patrick Koch ,

I had the some problem and found out that (the right) alt+7 works just fine for me in combination with a german layout keyboard on a Mac. Should work with Win 8 too.

El Bachir Boudih
El Bachir Boudih
5,791 Points

Hi! Same problem with french keyboard. I hope it will be fixed!

Carl Stålhem
Carl Stålhem
24,726 Points

I have the same problem with Windows 7 on a swedish layout :)

Holger Liesegang
Holger Liesegang
50,595 Points

Thats ... unfortunate. Maybe it's best you change to US keyboard layout just for these few tests - does this work out for you?

Patrick Koch
Patrick Koch
34,236 Points

nope not working alt +7 give me "(arg:7)" . alt +n enters "(arg: n). hmm

Patrick Koch
Patrick Koch
34,236 Points

thanks, now it works! strange now i have it on the english on "shift + <" , well at least win has a shortcut for changing the language, so i can switch fast , lets see how long it takes till i throw my keyboard out of the window^^!

Dankeschön Holger für die flotte Hilfe um die Zeit!

Holger Liesegang
Holger Liesegang
50,595 Points

Bitte schön, Patrick - gern geschehen :) Your're welcome, Patrick :)

Patrick Koch
Patrick Koch
34,236 Points

In the cmd in win it works just like in the text editor

Gwenaël Magnenat
Gwenaël Magnenat
14,617 Points

Did you have any answer? any chance for an update?

Patrick Koch
Patrick Koch
34,236 Points

Iinfomred the support-team but didnt got any feedback, I still change on the englisch keyboard

greetings patrick

I had this problem right now, using Windows 8, a german keyboard and Chrome.

What I finally did is just the curl. Then I typed the commands manually, which worked totally fine. I hope there are not much more pipe symbols coming up in this course.

:)

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

I've been wondering if this is a limitation of the Treehouse console or of the German Keyboard layout.

If you open up the terminal or command prompt and try to type a | does it work?

Holger Liesegang
Holger Liesegang
50,595 Points

James Barnett I just did again some testing regarding the Pipe '|' symbol in combination with the german keyboard layout and it works just fine with the build in MacOS terminal but no chance with the Treehouse console.

And btw @Patrick Koch Sorry, but I haven't had enough coffee this morning and now I do just remember that I did the Treehouse console work a few months ago on a Mac with US Keyboard layout so indeed the Treehouse console at this moment doesn't seem to work with a german keyboard layout and german students (temporarily) have to change to US keyboard layout.

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

Looks like you've found a bug in the Treehouse console. Email help@teamtreehouse.com to let them know about the issue with german layout keyboards on the Treehouse console.