Getting the "#" symbol - how?

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  1. City macrumors newbie

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    G4 iMac, Mac OS 9.2 - the Apple Pro Keyboard I have doesn't have the # symbol on it. I've tried using control, alt, shift and command with the regular keys - 1, q, [, etc. I've tried looking in the Key Caps thing that the Help on the computer suggested to me - I just can't see it anywhere.

    I'm currently just pasting a # that a mate sent to me after he stopped laughing.....

    So, is there anyway to type it? IRC is really hard to use without it.

    :(
     
  2. jamesatzones macrumors regular

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    Isn't it just shift 3... I would assume it would be the same anywhere, are you down under?
     
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Under OS 9.

    Click on the Apple Menu...

    Look for "Key Caps"

    Should bring up a keyboard, when you hit shift, option, shift-option, etc. the letters on the keyboard will change to show you what you'd type.

    Works with the current font, or other fonts.

    And the pound is the 3 (above the w & e) -- # or £
     
  4. City thread starter macrumors newbie

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    James - Shift 3 is the £ symbol..... I'm in Britain.

    Sorry, I should have said that - :eek: - but I thought this was an American keyboard (the @ and " are in the wrong places for a UK keyboard).


    Sun Baked - tried that. Shift, etc, it's not there.
     
  5. mugent macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    In the UK keymap Option-3 is the norm, does that work?

    Cheers

    Moray
     
  6. City thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Mugent - A-ha!! Thank you - I don't know how I missed that.

    :eek: :cool:

    # - :)
     
  7. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    Bring up the Key Caps program under the Apple Menu...

    Lot's more symbols, letters, etc. are available with shift, option, & shift-option...

    Including some of the two-stroke characters. é î ü etc.

    Not everybody remembers where they are, which is why the program is occasionally helpful. ;)
     

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