Pound Sign

  freefx 10:03 19 Jan 2003
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  freefx 10:03 19 Jan 2003

Can someone please tell me how to configure my PC so that i can type in the pound sign? When i pressed 'shift 3' i got the # sign instead od the pond sign.

OS is Windows xp pro

  AMD 4 ever 10:07 19 Jan 2003

Have a look in the control Panel, there should be language and regional settings>got to regional options and it should be set to UK.

Whn XP was Setup was you prompted to tell the OS where you are i.e USA or UK etc(USA Keyboard layout is default)

  Gongoozler 10:08 19 Jan 2003

freefx, check that on Control panel - Keyboard - Language you have English(British). If you don't , click on the "Add" button. You will probably need your operating system disk to add the new language. When you have added English(British), I find it is a good idea to remove any other languages to prevent them becoming the default again.

  Gongoozler 10:10 19 Jan 2003

I should have said that my suggestion is based on Windows 98se, but I think XP is very similar in this respect. AMD 4 ever is more experienced in XP, and so will be more accurate than I am.

  freefx 20:52 19 Jan 2003

Thanks all for your help.....sorry for late reply as i was away all day.

  Beakey 16:30 16 Jan 2004

freefx
With Windows XP go to 'Control Panel'
If in category view - select 'Date, Time, Language, Regional Options
If in classic view - select 'Regional and language options'
In Dialog box click on 'Language' Tab
Under 'Text Services and Input languages' click on details button
In dialog box 'Default Input Language' select English (United Kingdom) - United Kingdom from drop down menu
Click on OK.

  porridge 21:37 16 Jan 2004

Try putting numlock on then press alt and 156. That should give you £ all right.

Porridge

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