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Hi,

Im using MacBook Pro (Snow Leopard) with external keyboard and I have a big problem. It seems that the OS doesnt recognize the key with symbols < and >. Im also using Windows over Parallels so that key should be also for the symbol | (alt gr + <). Instead of < and >, I get ^ and . What to do?

Im using german keyboard.

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Are you running a US copy of Windows as a VM in a US copy of Parallels with a German keyboard? Please provide details.
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Are you running a US copy of Windows as a VM in a US copy of Parallels with a German keyboard? Please provide details.
Im running a US copy of Windows with German copy of Parallels. And German keyboard.

The key doesnt work even on Mac alone, without Parallels (it gives ^ and instead of < and >).
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OK, I understand. You're going to need to either get everything German or US not a mix of both. There may be a way of remapping the keyboard, but to be honest, it may cause more problems than it's worth.
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OK, I understand. You're going to need to either get everything German or US not a mix of both. There may be a way of remapping the keyboard, but to be honest, it may cause more problems than it's worth.
But the keyboard doesn't work even on Mac alone. Does it mean that I can't use German keyboard on English version of OS X? Cause, again, if you forget about Parallels, it still doesn't work as it should.
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I guess I should have asked first: What kind of German keyboard are you using? Is it an Apple keyboard (Aluminum or blue tooth) or just an ordinary USB model?

The reason I ask is because an Apple keyboard should work regardless of the language. The mapping would be different, but it should work. I can't say the same for other keyboards though.
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I guess I should have asked first: What kind of German keyboard are you using? Is it an Apple keyboard (Aluminum or blue tooth) or just an ordinary USB model?

The reason I ask is because an Apple keyboard should work regardless of the language. The mapping would be different, but it should work. I can't say the same for other keyboards though.
No, it's not Apple keyboard, it's called Cherry and it's a tipical Windows keyboard. Everything is working normally, but that key...
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Yeah, it's kind of what I suspected. A German Apple keyboard is what you really need to get full compatibility. Maybe you can remap the "Cherry" keyboard although that may prevent it from working correctly.
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