doublequote and atsign swapped using my non-Mac keyboard

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by confuzatron, Feb 14, 2005.

  1. confuzatron macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi,
    I'm using my new Mac mini with my existing PC keyboard (a UK MS 'Natural' Keyboard Pro). When I type @ I get a ", and vice versa.

    In fact, I just noticed a large number of other keys dont do what they have printed on them (pound sterling sign, hash, tilde, etc). In Windows I'd be looking for somewhere to set the type of the keyboard, but in OSX - no idea!

    Does anyone know how to fix this problem?
     
  2. stoid macrumors 601

    stoid

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    You may need to go into International in System Preferences and change the keyboard input type under Input Menu. I don't know what (if any) you should change it to though. There is a British one, so maybe that will fix it.
     
  3. confuzatron thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Aha. Changing that to 'british' does correctly change SHIFT+3 from the 'hash' sign (With keyboard set to 'british' there does not seem to be a key that prints out that character) to the £ sign.
    However, " and @ are still transposed.
    (and tilde comes out as vertical bar, vertical bar comes out as ±, backslash comes out as §, logical not (SHIFT+key to left of 1) comes out as ~ etc etc :eek:
    argh!
    The weird thing is I have the driver software installed for this keyboard that enables all its extra buttons (back forward volume± etc) - ie it's supported on OSX. :confused:
     
  4. confuzatron thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I discovered that mappings from keys to characters is controlled through 'keylayout' files. You drop these into Library/Keyboard Layouts, log out, re-login, and they appear in the input methods list.
    (Ive attached a keylayout file that works with my keyboard)
     

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  5. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Alt 3 gets you the # in the UK keyboard layout
    Alt 2 gets you the € symbol
     

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