£ No, not a rant about how ridiculous the price of EVERYTHING is here when you convert to AUD (thats X14 for those wondering). Just a little FYI on something thats been bugging me.
If you are using a US keyboard and trying to enter the Pound Symbol (£), you’ll notice you don’t have one.
If you have a full keyboard its easy to use the ALT+No. combos for ANY character (ALT+156 for pound), but most laptops don’t have
the required numeric keypad. I usually use the windows charmap, or copy paste from elsewhere but this is annoying!!
The easiest solution seems to be to switch your keyboard from “US” to “US International” (if you switch to UK you can use SHIFT+3 but too many other keys are different like @, ‘, etc). So to change it, do the following
START | SETTINGS | CONTROL PANEL | REGIONAL AND LANGUAGE OPTIONS
LANGUAGES TAB, Click DETAILS (window pops up)
Click ADD and select new keyboard of US INTERNATIONAL
Select US INTERNATIONAL as the default language, then Click the US layout and click REMOVE
Close the window and click OK saying it will remove it later as currently in use.
Next time you log in your layout will now be US INTERNATIONAL and your RIGHT-ALT key is now like AltGr (from euro keyboards) And allows you to enter all funky symbols. äåé®þþüúíóö«»áßðøø¶¶´çµñæ¬¿¿¿¿¿¿ç«ö»¥×¡²¤¤€¼½¾¾¹££££££.. you get the idea…
(Note, you will have to ‘confirm’ the apostrophe key by pressing SPACE so it doesn’t insert something like the characters above. )
£ = RIGHT-ALT+SHIFT+4
On a mac its ALT+3 but who gives a shit.
Got a better way? Post it in the comments!