My keyboards gone weird

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by gangst, Mar 8, 2005.

  1. gangst
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    macrumors 6502a

    Dec 27, 2004

    I've just realised that my UK pound sign is now producing a hash# and i dunno how to get rid of it plz using a 12inch powerbook if that helps.

    Please help
  2. yellow
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    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    Hmmm.. on the US keyboard the shift-3 produces a # symbol and Opt-3 produces a £ symbol. Is your options key stuck down?

    Is your Input (System Preferences -> International -> Input Menu) set to "British" or "US" English?

    EDIT: I tested it out and changed my default input to British and Shift-3 becomes a pund symbol, so this might be the culprit for you..
  3. mad jew
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    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Make sure the language settings in the international preferences are on UK and not US. Otherwise, I dunno what's happening...

    For the time being, you should be able to type the symbol with ALT-3. :)
    Good luck.

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