Talk:Escape character

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This article could really use a few examples of WHAT exactly an escape character would look like in various programming languages. I mean, otherwise it could be difficult for the laymen to understand what exactly is meant here.

Would someone add some code samples please? Mzanime 17:50, 9 March 2006 (UTC)

@ in C#[edit]

The following ought to be added to this article at some point. Derek farn 16:11, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

The C# language offers a special notation called @-quoting, where an @ symbol is placed before the opening quotation mark of a string literal. Escape sequences in an @-quoted string are not processed, so that (for instance) the backslashes in @"C:\Foo\Bar\Baz\" are interpreted as backslashes and not as escape characters. Similarly, quotation marks may be included in an @-quoted string by doubling them: @"I said, ""Hello there."""

Derek farn 16:11, 10 April 2007 (UTC)


The escape key is part of the MS-Windows UI -- forms use it to replicate clicking the close or cancel button. Peter L Jones, 16 November 2008 —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

"this article" (revision of July 19, 2010 by Jayron32)[edit]


The MoS (Wikipedia:Manual of Style (self-references to avoid)#Think about print) explicitly states:

… so try to use terms such as "this article" as opposed to "this website".

Why that this article considered to be a banned self-reference? Incnis Mrsi (talk) 19:06, 21 July 2010 (UTC)


Sometimes you wonder whether such entries are intentionally obfuscated. Need it be an incantation? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Breezeclimber (talkcontribs) 04:41, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

0x7D octet[edit]

0x7D octet (\175, or ASCII: ) ) ——the 0x7D in ASCII should be "}". Ligand (talk) 17:06, 24 March 2012 (UTC)

Escape sequence[edit]

Seems a lot of this article (Escape character) is probably more suited to the Escape sequence article. Perhaps the two could even be merged together; I’m not sure. Vadmium (talk, contribs) 10:12, 8 December 2012 (UTC).

Yes, move the material on escape sequences to the correct article. No don't merge the articles, they are different concepts. Op47 (talk) 20:39, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia escape[edit]

OK, what is the Wikipedia escape character? I need to write out some things that are normally processed as tags. Seems like this page should include that. Gah4 (talk) 13:50, 10 October 2016 (UTC)

There's <nowiki>. See Help:Wiki markup (and Help:NOWIKI in particular). Tea2min (talk) 13:58, 10 October 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. Should either this page or escape sequences explain this? Gah4 (talk) 14:23, 10 October 2016 (UTC)