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    £ sign on keyboard is now coming up as #

    Hi guys

    My Mac knowledge is very limited. ( i have an ipod Touch though :P )

    I have had a user at the school come to me telling me there £ sign on the keyboard (number 3) is now coming up as #.

    any ideas?

    Thanks

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    Is this in Mac OS or Windows?

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    Then it sounds like they are using the alt key instead of the shift key. I am typing this on a mac right now and if i use the shift key i get £ and if i use the alt key with the number 3 i get #

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    Sounds like US Keymap.

    Check whether @ is coming up as "

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    Think they got wrong keymap - looks like US map.

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    It all really depends on whether they are in Windows or OS X. Apple uses a US keyboard layout on all their keyboards. The @ symbol is above the 2. When installing XP using boot camp, you install the drivers and stuff. As part of the installation their is a keyboard mapping installed. This is called UK keyboard layout (Apple) or something like that. If you don't make the Apple layout the default mapping for the machine and then join it to a domain/add new users, the users that log in won't get the right keyboard mapping.

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