How to swap my @ and " keys!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by LJR, Dec 15, 2007.

  1. LJR macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hello,

    I did this in 10.4 but I've either forgotten how I did it, or it's changed in 10.5 because I can't find in the System Preferences how I can swap my @ (SHIFT-2) and " (SHIFT-') assignments to make my keyboard act more like a British one. I have the internationalisation and keyboard set to UK, but these keys still map as a US keyboard. When you touch type a lot as I do it's a real pain.

    Can anyone help?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    #2
    This doesn't answer your question, but maybe it'll point you in the right direction:

    I had a similar problem with a Japanese keyboard--it's qwerty, but several of the shift characters are in crazy places compared to a US one. What I discovered was that if I set the keyboard to be UK-English, I could pretty much touch type, while if I tried to use US, it mapped the same as the writing on the keys.

    Again, not sure if that's any help, but...
     
  3. LJR thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #3
    Hey Makosuke! Thanks for the reply. Off what you said I went again into the International settings and noticed that there was also a British-Microsoft setting. So...tried that and it correctly mapped the keys!!

    Thanks for the pointer (even though I thought I had already checked those settings before quite a few times).

    Most appreciated!
     
  4. rob finch macrumors member

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    #4
    Glad you got it sorted. Another option is to use a custom keyboard layout, such as this one.
     
  5. Am3822 macrumors 6502

    Am3822

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    #5
    Keyboard layout tool

    Another very handy tool is SIL's ukelele, which can create custom keyboard layouts.
     

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