Special characters via remote desktop

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

  1. DonRex macrumors newbie

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    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,

    Thomas
     
  2. AnssiV macrumors newbie

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

    -Anssi
     
  3. longface macrumors newbie

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  4. Sabah macrumors newbie

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    May 14, 2014
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    Workaround

    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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