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if you can't find the backslash on your keyboard, you can always use the so called ASCII code. It sound complicate, but it is simple: press and hold the left ALT key and press one at a time the following digits form the NUMERICAL KEYBOARD: 0 9 2 . Now release the ALT key and the backslash appears.
There is a code like that for all characters and digits oin the keyboard
To get a backslash, you need to print the upper ascii character 92 (decimal). On most machines you can get upper ascii characters by holding down the Alt key and typing the decimal value on the numeric keypad. On the little IBM machine I'm typing this on, there is no numeric keypad, but if I switch on numlock (by doing shift-scroll-lock) the j-k-l keys become 1-2-3 etc. Now id I hold down Alt and type 92 (i.e.keys 9-k), this is what I get: \ Howzzat?.