I cant get a pound sign

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Allan Dickson, Oct 10, 2004.

  1. When i press my pound sign on the keyboard it types #
    Please help!
    Allan Dickson, Oct 10, 2004
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  2. Allan Dickson

    XcitableBoi Guest

    XcitableBoi, Oct 10, 2004
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    anon Guest

    I'm assuming that you mean the British Pound sign, i.e., monetary sign??
    anon, Oct 10, 2004
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    alan Guest

    Go to Control Panel, Keyboard, Input locales (or similar) and change to UK

    If sending the data abroad it's a good idea to use GBP instead of £ as £
    doesnt always read correct on foreign machines.

    alan, Oct 10, 2004
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    DC Guest

    You have been assimilated.
    DC, Oct 10, 2004
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    berksposter Guest

    If you are using XP, go to control panel/regional and language
    options/languages/details if you are in UK and using a UK keyboard make sure
    you have English (United Kingdom) as the only setting, if not "add" it then
    delete whatever was there originally.

    berksposter, Oct 10, 2004
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    Joel Rubin Guest

    Well, I'm a Yank so that's generally what I want. Windows thinks you
    are using a U.S. keyboard and you want one of the U.K. keyboard

    From XP help and support:

    To add another keyboard layout or Input Method Editor (IME)
    Open Regional and Language Options in Control Panel.
    On the Languages tab, under Text services and input languages, click

    Under Installed services, click Add.

    In the Input language list, click the language for the keyboard layout
    or Input Method Editor (IME) you want to add.

    Select the Keyboard layout/IME check box, if multiple options are
    available, and then click a service in the list.
    If Keyboard Layout/IME is the only type of text service available,
    click an option in that list.
    Joel Rubin, Oct 10, 2004
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    Toolman Tim Guest

    Resistance *was* futile after all <g>
    Toolman Tim, Oct 10, 2004
  9. You think that's bad? When I press my "e" key, I get an "e"!
    Blinky the Shark, Oct 10, 2004
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