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I'm a programmer and I wonder how I can call these symbols in English:

  • ~
  • |
  • ^
  • `
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closed as off topic by jwpat7, Hugo, Mehper C. Palavuzlar, Alenanno, kiamlaluno Dec 7 '11 at 10:59

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possible duplicate of What are these symbols called? ~ ` ^ –  jwpat7 Dec 7 '11 at 8:50
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Three of those symbols, ~^` (tilde, caret, grave accent) are covered in a now-closed question. (Closed as off-topic.) Names of all of these, including the vertical bar, or pipe, can be found in a wikipedia article. –  jwpat7 Dec 7 '11 at 8:57
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@jwpat Not an exact duplicate because | is here, but that question was closed as off-topic. Also, if you search for each character in Google, you get the corresponding Wikipedia pages: general reference. So, definitely shows no research (downvote) and a vote to close (general reference if not off-topic). –  Hugo Dec 7 '11 at 9:02

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They have some other names (such as "grave accent" for `), but these are the most common in programming:

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