Special characters via remote desktop

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by DonRex, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. DonRex macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2011
    Hey guys,

    Very new MacBook Pro owner here with a most likely very naïve question.

    I'm on a Scandinavian keyboard and everything works brilliantly while in OS X. When I connect to my Windows XP at the office, via Remote Desktop, also with a Scandinavian keyboard layout, I get pretty much all the characters I expect to get, at their normal/standard positions, except for the <> (less than and greater than)-characters which are completely absent. I have literally tried every known keyboard combination I could think of and I'm starting to go mad. :eek:

    Naturally, to make matters even more mindbending, a simple fix was to switch the keyboard layout on the XP machine to English, which immediately gave me back the < > characters, but then took away the = (equal)-sign which is another character I use a lot.

    So, now I've come to you:

    How do I get a working keyboard/character layout when connecting through Remote Desktop from OS X to Windows XP with a Scandinavian keyboard? :eek:

    Thanks in advance,

  2. AnssiV macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2012
    Did you ever get this problem solved? I have the exact same problem only with Windows 7.

  3. longface macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2013
  4. Sabah macrumors newbie

    May 14, 2014

    I have the same problem and use the Alt-key combinations as a workaround. Hold the Alt key while entering the digits on the numeric keypad:

    < Alt + 60
    = Alt + 61
    > Alt + 62

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