The how-to and copy-and-paste codes for entering keyboard symbols is scattered around AD meta but it is something that comes up a lot and is very helpful, particularly when using an iPad.

Can we please get these answers consolidated and added to the full page Markdown help? If not the full info itself, then at least links to it, like was done for inline HTML.

I know that technically <kbd> is HTML but obviously not a lot of people know it, so just using it as an example of inline HTML is not enough.

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    I'll look into if this is something we can change, but I presume this is a site-wide control. If so - we'll move this to the site wide meta for discussion there. Consider up voting this related question if you feel icons would also help you out. meta.apple.stackexchange.com/questions/390/…
    – bmike Mod
    Commented May 28, 2012 at 23:58
  • @bmike if this is a site-wide (i.e. all stackexhange sites) control, then changing it would also unlock the functionality of markup-related icons. Are there any other sites that could use this functionality?
    – CamelBlues
    Commented Jun 5, 2012 at 0:54

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I don't think that a Markdown help page is an appropriate place for teaching users about HTML tags, however obscure they may be.

I see three options:

  • Don't provide a Markdown help page. Provide an editing help page that covers both Markdown and HTML.
  • Provide a discoverable editor button for inserting the <kbd> tag.
  • Polish and link more prominently to an HTML help page.

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