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I need to know how to make @ in Ubuntu with keyboard keys. In windows the keyboard keys are CTRL+ALT+V but in Ubuntu its different. If you know please help.

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What keyboard layout (language) are you using? Maybe answers to this question help. – Takkat Nov 20 '11 at 12:36
What do you mean by "the keyboard keys"? – Prateek Nov 20 '11 at 13:47
Are there particular programs you use this in, like Libre Office, or are you talking everything? – lqlarry Nov 29 '11 at 0:59

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Try the AltGr key:

AltGr + Q should result in @

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That's in the German keyboard layout, isn't it? Not here in Ireland. – TRiG Apr 20 '12 at 11:16

If you are using US (international) layout you need to press SHIFT + 2.

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And on a UK/Irish keyboard, the " and the @ keys are swapped, so for us it's Shift+'. (This is annoying when my computer randomly resets itself to US layout, because I have an @ symbol in my password and then I can't see it. (The Windows computer I use in work occasionally decides it's going to the States without warning me. The Ubuntu computer I use at home is better behaved and never does this.)) – TRiG Apr 20 '12 at 11:18

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