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kalos

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pound symbol
« on: April 15, 2015, 12:06:52 PM »
hello!

how can I easily type the pound symbol in my american laptop?

I tried to hold down ALT and type the numbers, but nothing happened

thanks!

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Re: pound symbol
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2015, 12:14:05 PM »
I tried to hold down ALT and type the numbers, but nothing happened

Alt-0163 is the keycode but I'm going to guess that, since you mentioned laptop, the problem is that you have to use the number keypad when entering the numerals.  That is, the number keys above the letters won't work.  You should be able to overcome this with a simple AHK script:

^1:: Send, £ ; Use Ctrl+1 to send the pound symbol.

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Re: pound symbol
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2015, 12:17:30 PM »
It's not part of the standard US keymap, so you'll need to do alt+scancode, or use the windows key remapping feature.

Or, change to the "United States - international" map, and press altgr+shift+4.
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Re: pound symbol
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2015, 12:23:16 PM »
>> Or, change to the "United States - international" map, and press altgr+shift+4.

this sounds a good solution, is it a setting in Windows 8.1?
and what you mean by altgr?

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Re: pound symbol
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2015, 12:26:15 PM »
>> Or, change to the "United States - international" map, and press altgr+shift+4.

this sounds a good solution, is it a setting in Windows 8.1?
and what you mean by altgr?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AltGr_key

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Re: pound symbol
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2015, 12:29:10 PM »
He mentioned this is an American laptop so I'm doubtful it has an AltGr key.

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Re: pound symbol
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2015, 12:31:19 PM »
He mentioned this is an American laptop so I'm doubtful it has an AltGr key.
Ah, "right alt" probably works in that case.
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Re: pound symbol
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2015, 12:32:03 PM »
it only has Alt keys, aren't these ones okay?
ok, will check with right Alt
but how do I change the map?

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Re: pound symbol
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2015, 01:08:32 PM »
The button that is next to the big SPACE -button, on the right side, is called "Alt Gr". Press it together with "3": £

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Re: pound symbol
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2015, 01:15:58 PM »
it doesn't work :(

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Re: pound symbol
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2015, 01:25:51 PM »
it doesn't work :(
For it to work, you need to use "United States - International" and not the plain-Jane US layout. If you're in doubt how to change the layout, check this link.
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Re: pound symbol
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2015, 01:27:35 PM »
can I use the United Kingdom one?

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Re: pound symbol
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2015, 01:29:43 PM »
I did change it to US International but it still doesn't work (RAlt+3)

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Re: pound symbol
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2015, 01:30:26 PM »
right alt+4 types € though! (with any keyboard I chose, US normal, US International, UK)

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Re: pound symbol
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2015, 01:31:43 PM »
ralt+shift+4 does nothing

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Re: pound symbol
« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2015, 01:45:39 PM »
ralt+shift+4 does nothing
Try adding in a ctrl, since ctrl+alt == altgr. Works for me on win7.
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Re: pound symbol
« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2015, 01:56:31 PM »
I tried with ctrl+alt and it types these:

¡²³¤€¼½¾‘’¥×¶´¿ç´¿¬»«öóíúüþ®éåäáßðø¶

no pound symbol!

is it a matter of locale or something?

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Re: pound symbol
« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2015, 02:16:36 PM »
Did you try skwire's AHK script?
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Re: pound symbol
« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2015, 02:21:58 PM »
I wouldn't like to resolve to ahk, but if nothing can be done, I will use it

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Re: pound symbol
« Reply #19 on: April 15, 2015, 02:23:25 PM »
You need Ctrl+RightAlt+Shift.

If that doesn't work, you'll probably need to look at keyboard remapping. Windows has native support for doing that (since win2k, I believe?), but no user interface. You can find a 3rd-party tool that sets up the necessary registry keys - it's been years since I used such a tool, though, so can't remember which one I used.
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Re: pound symbol
« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2015, 02:49:02 PM »
Or you make your own keyboard layout: The Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator. Used it just recently to resurrect some dead keys :D

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Re: pound symbol
« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2015, 04:58:19 PM »
Ctrl+Alt+3 also gives me £

Is the laptop quite old?

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Re: pound symbol
« Reply #22 on: April 15, 2015, 05:00:23 PM »
no! it's Lenovo Yoga, the first edition, a couple of years old

Ctrl+Alt+3 gives me ³

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Re: pound symbol
« Reply #23 on: April 15, 2015, 05:16:04 PM »
[...] a simple AHK script:

^1:: Send, £ ; Use Ctrl+1 to send the pound symbol.

added this to my AHK file, thanks :up:
works fine on a qwertz (german) laptop keyboard with Win.8.1



EDIT// forgot to say - (this looks like a site problem - or maybe a PaleMoon problem):-
when I click "copy or print" in the code box it opens pop-up which shows an "Â" before the pound symbol - oddly it shows properly if I click "copy or print" when previewing post
Tom
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Re: pound symbol
« Reply #24 on: April 15, 2015, 05:21:51 PM »
[...] a simple AHK script:

^1:: Send, £ ; Use Ctrl+1 to send the pound symbol.

added this to my AHK file, thanks :up:
works fine on a qwertz (german) laptop keyboard with Win.8.1

I added it too to my AHK, but it doesn't work  :tellme: :tellme: :tellme: