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Printable ASCII characters
~ ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) _ + space
` 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 - = { } |
Qq Ww Ee Rr Tt Yy Uu Ii Oo Pp : " [ ] \
Aa Ss Dd Ff Gg Hh Jj Kk Ll ? ; ' Ctrl
Zz Xx Cc Vv Bb Nn Mm , . / < > Alt

In NetHack, the letter U serves the following purposes:

  • It is also used as a direction key if numpad movement is off:
    • Press u to move north-east.
    • Press shift + u to move far north-east.
  • If numpad movement is on:
  • In the source code, the structure named u contains all the player-specific variables. See you.h, line 256 for the structure definition.

Historical uses

In Hack 1.21, a variant of Jay Fenlason's Hack, the unox used the u glyph, while the ugod used the U glyph; in the variant Hack for PDP-11, the U glyph is instead given to the umber hulk, while the ugod replaced the unox as u. In Hack 1.0, the u glyph is given to the unicorn.

Variants

SLASH'EM

SLASH'EM introduces new monsters that use the u and U glyphs:

SporkHack

SporkHack introduces new monsters that use the u and U glyphs:

UnNetHack

UnNetHack introduces one new monster that uses the U glyph:

dNetHack

dNetHack adds several new monsters that use the u and U glyphs - the U glyph is used for unknown abominations, a new monster class that replaces the umber hulk monster class; the umber hulk is still present as U.

The new monsters include:

xNetHack

In xNetHack, the U glyph represents aberrations instead of umber hulks - the umber hulk is still present as U. The following monsters are changed to use U as a glyph:

SpliceHack

SpliceHack adds new monsters that use the u and U glyphs:

EvilHack

EvilHack also includes the shambling horror, as well as several other monsters that use the u glyphs:

SlashTHEM

SlashTHEM retains the new monsters that use the u and U glyphs in SLASH'EM and adds other new monsters:

Hack'EM

Hack'EM adds several monsters that use the u and U glyphs: