While reviewing a suggested edit to an answer I posted, the person suggesting the edit stated “We don't put + between key commands.” and referred to this comment made by another user’s (Tetsujin) comments on another answer screenshot below for reference:
“No worries - btw, the styles used in the answer are 'accepted usage'. We don't put + between key commands.”
Huh? Really? I realize that each poster here might have their own personal style and their own idiosyncrasies when they post content here, but I have never seen this “We don't put + between key commands.” claim ever being made before.
Is this some kind of style policy I was unaware of?
For example, look at this page at Reed College for “Using Symbols and Diacritical Marks on macOS” and specifically the table of “Common character accents & symbols”; there are clearly
+ signs between keys.
I won’t begrudge an individual user having their own policy towards keycap formatting, but a claim like that seems a bit much to me.
Especially when I found this Meta Stack Exchange thread on keycap formatting where every example given clearly places a plus (
+) sign between keycap characters.
And, as David Postill kindly points out in a comment, even the “Markdown Editing Help” page right here uses plus (
+) signs in the keycap combo examples as well.
+for what it's worth
Ctrl^was used, why is
+) signs between keycaps to be confusing.
+though as it shows that the keys must be pressed at the same time. This is important.
+, but nesting is possible and sometimes very useful (example).