What is actually getting sent

Hi - I noticed that if I type altfn / key or altfn - key, I get « or ».

The laquo or raquo is usually alt \ or altshift \ , so I can understand how the first one works. But how is the second one working?

Alt+Fn+- is |, which happens to be Shift+\, so Alt+Fn+- translates to Alt+Shift+\, which is - as you found - ».

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Ah! Right, even on a Japanese keyb, shift yen is pipe. Thanks!