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Offline ddrfraser1

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If there was an Escape icon, what would it be?
« on: Mon, 29 March 2021, 20:22:39 »
All the other modifiers have an icon so…

Offline HungerMechanic

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Re: If there was an Escape icon, what would it be?
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 29 March 2021, 21:22:27 »
Maybe a box with a diagonal line through it, with the top-left-half empty and the bottom-right-half shaded dark. It could indicate that hitting the escape is removing you from the state that you're in.

Or is that already taken?

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Re: If there was an Escape icon, what would it be?
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 29 March 2021, 23:16:20 »
There… is an escape icon: ⎋

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esc_key

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Re: If there was an Escape icon, what would it be?
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 04:00:12 »
Awesome! I wondered if it might already exist. Good knowledge  :D :thumb:

Here is it blown up.


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Re: If there was an Escape icon, what would it be?
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 04:02:05 »
Now the question is, many of us prefer icons, how many of you actually want this on your keyboard, perhaps in some thing like an icon kit?

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Re: If there was an Escape icon, what would it be?
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 05:42:18 »
so far every set i bought came with that icon on the escape key as standard, so i do not know how you never saw it?
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Re: If there was an Escape icon, what would it be?
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 06:46:22 »
Not many people are familiar with the ISO/IEC 9995-7 symbols. Outside the Escape symbol on enthusiast kits, there are few keyboards that have any ISO symbols.
For instance, can you identify what this below means?

And can you tell what these below are for? I think you can guess two uses, but can you tell which one is for what?
⇭⇬
This one below is closer to a symbol that is used on Mac keyboards, but not exact:


7bit's keycap kits used the Emergency Exit "running man" symbol on Escape keys, which I thought quite fitting. The Japanese symbol is slightly different from the European though. Maybe that's why there's no Unicode symbol for either of them.
« Last Edit: Tue, 30 March 2021, 12:22:41 by Findecanor »
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Re: If there was an Escape icon, what would it be?
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 07:30:52 »
so far every set i bought came with that icon on the escape key as standard, so i do not know how you never saw it?

Guilty ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Edit: there it is on the BIIP MT3 set. So I guess I’ve seen it and never noticed. Welp, I have learned something today.
« Last Edit: Tue, 30 March 2021, 07:34:42 by ddrfraser1 »

Offline zslane

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Re: If there was an Escape icon, what would it be?
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 11:38:13 »
The Granite keycap set provides that symbol for ESC.

Offline funkmon

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Re: If there was an Escape icon, what would it be?
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 20:33:46 »
Well, I only know about it because the timeclocks where I work are the ole Kronos 4500, which has the escape key icon.


Offline Riverman

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Re: If there was an Escape icon, what would it be?
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 31 March 2021, 10:57:00 »
The Granite keycap set provides that symbol for ESC.
The SA Industrial set was the first time I ever saw that icon.  It came with the icon modifier set I bought.  Leave it to the last remaining US keycap manufacturer to clue us in to international symbols. :)

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Re: If there was an Escape icon, what would it be?
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 01 April 2021, 14:24:10 »
Not many people are familiar with the ISO/IEC 9995-7 symbols. Outside the Escape symbol on enthusiast kits, there are few keyboards that have any ISO symbols.
For instance, can you identify what this below means?

And can you tell what these below are for? I think you can guess two uses, but can you tell which one is for what?
⇭⇬
This one below is closer to a symbol that is used on Mac keyboards, but not exact:


7bit's keycap kits used the Emergency Exit "running man" symbol on Escape keys, which I thought quite fitting. The Japanese symbol is slightly different from the European though. Maybe that's why there's no Unicode symbol for either of them.

This page shows the symbol usage.
https://jdebp.uk/FGA/iso-9995-7-symbols.html

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Re: If there was an Escape icon, what would it be?
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 01 April 2021, 15:38:06 »
This page shows the symbol usage.
https://jdebp.uk/FGA/iso-9995-7-symbols.html
You missed the point, which was that few people recognise any of the ISO symbols.
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