Return vs. Enter

Dylan McCall dylanmccall at
Wed Nov 19 16:00:52 UTC 2008

On Wed, 2008-11-19 at 00:05 +0000, Dougie Richardson wrote:
> On Tue, 18 Nov 2008 17:33:57 -0400
> Joel Goguen <jtgoguen at> wrote:
> > In the documentation, users are directed to push the "Enter" or the
> > "Return" key almost interchangeably.  Which is correct for the
> > documentation, or does it really matter?
> Oh no - please don't set this one off again!
> Dougie

We /could/ do what a lot of games do, by having the symbol for Return
beside the text label. For example, while Enter and Return change back
and forth, the symbol for that key always stays the same. What's more?
We have it in the Common script for fonts! Open up the Character Map,
hit Ctrl + F (open Search -> Find), type Return and go!
Here it is: ⏎
If that didn't work... it's U+23CE

I realize it is not really wise to use such strange characters, but I
think as long as it is a part of our default font set it should be fine.
Otherwise, putting an image in-line couldn't hurt, either. To be clear,
I think having the image alongside the text would clarify exactly what
we mean without being too noisy..

-Dylan McCall
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