How do I use Tilde key function in illustrator from Japanese keyboard?

Community Beginner ,
Dec 09, 2019 Dec 09, 2019

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I have a mac Japanese keyboard. The tilde key is shift+^. But when I tried to use the tilde key in illustrator to make "waving effect"of the drawing of a shape, it doesn't work. I tried all other keys on the keyborad but could not get the effect. How can I find the right key or how can I access this function in illustrator menus (not using shortcuts)? Thanks a lot.

 

Here is a photo of my keyboard setting that I found online:

jp keyboard.jpg

And here is the effect which is called "the tilde tricks" works on other types of keyboard. It normally works by holding the tilde key, you can drag to create new shapes following your mouse direction. But mine cannot...

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Dec 09, 2019 Dec 09, 2019

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“Waving effect”?
Is it “Curvature tool”?
If so, the Japanese version is "shift + `"

What about an English version with a Japanese keyboard?
What about changing keyboard shortcuts?

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Oh, sorry, I now understand what the "Waving effect" is.
But I don't know how it will be possible.

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 10, 2019 Dec 10, 2019

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Thanks anyway. I am still tring on it.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 10, 2019 Dec 10, 2019

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Wei2,

 

Have you tried all key combinations, including those where you hold Option or Command or Shift and then press the different other keys?

 

On some other keyboards, you have to hold one of those keys and press another one.

 

The Tilde ~ only works on a US keyboard.

 

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Most Valuable Participant ,
Dec 10, 2019 Dec 10, 2019

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Hi,

To use a Japanese keyboard in Illustrator, you must install Illustrator in Japanese.

Do not uninstall the English version. Please install overwrite Japanese version.

Screen Shot 2019-12-11 at 02.51.25.png

When installation is complete, copy "Illustrator 初期設定.kys" to the Your user's preferences.

/Applications/Adobe Illustrator 2020/Presets.localized/ja_JP/キーボードショートカット/Illustrator 初期設定.kys

/Users/user name/Library/Preferences/Adobe Illustrator 24 Settings/en_US/This place

 

Switch the Keyboard Shortcuts to "Illustrator 初期設定".

Screen Shot 2019-12-11 at 03.08.32.png

In this way, the shortcut switches to the Japanese keyboard.

Screen Shot 2019-12-11 at 03.10.17.png

Maybe this should work, but I haven't tested it because I don't have a Japanese keyboard.

 

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Susumu Iwasaki

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 17, 2019 Dec 17, 2019

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Hi Iwasaki san, Thank you very much and appreciate your help. unfortunately this way is still not working. I have also tried it with shift, opton , fn,  control.

 

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Dec 17, 2019 Dec 17, 2019

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If you set switch the Keyboard Shortcuts to "Illustrator 初期設定"

JIS key.png

Can't do it?

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Susumu Iwasaki

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Dec 17, 2019 Dec 17, 2019

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Nope...btw, alternatively if you can do it on US keyboard, is it possible to find the actual function from menu?

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Dec 17, 2019 Dec 17, 2019

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Hi,

I found out what the "waving effect" is. It's called "Tilde Trick"?
I can't execute "Wave effect" from the menu, so I don't know which key to press on a Japanese keyboard...sorry.

Screen Shot 2019-12-18 at 01.54.23.png

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Susumu Iwasaki

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Jun 01, 2022 Jun 01, 2022

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I am having the same problem using the tilde key. I live in Brazil, my PC uses Win10, my keyboard is brazilian and my Illustrator (latest version) is in English. I could create the "waving effect" mentioned (I call it spirograph effect) using the apostrophe key, which is the first one from left to right above the letters (before number 1). using this key I could do the "tilde trick" as shown in the first picture. BUT I wanted to use the tilde to move a pattern inside an object without movind the object itself. The tilde did not work, nor the apostrophe key. I have found other pages on the internet with people reporting this issue, including here (Adobe community) but there's no answer from Adobe. Today I spent over two hours with Adobe's support, being more than one hour with the person remotely accessing my pc and they did not find a solution. I really don't know what else to do. I've tried all combinations possible, I've used selection, direct selection and group selection tool. I even downgraded to a previous version of Illustrator and NOTHING worked. 

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Jun 02, 2022 Jun 02, 2022

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Modifier keys such as the tilde (square brackets and the like) often don't work when your system and keyboard language doesn't match Illustrator's language.

 

You can only post a feature request. Please post bugs & feature requests to http://illustrator.uservoice.com

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