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Lack of a "cent" key

From:caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...>
Date:Sunday, July 31, 2005, 0:29
--- In, Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@N...>

>You know what's odd? There's no "cent" key on a standard US >keyboard. What's up with that?
Back when I was learning how to type (we're talking ancient history here) we were taught to us "c" then backspace and type "|" for ¢. So, you might ask, "Why then is there a $? One could type "S" then backspace and type "|"." You got me. I do remember that at one time the $ had two vertical strokes through it. Maybe that prevented backspacing. There, 2¢ more! :-) Charlie