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    How do I get the sign
    Hi,

    I have only had the iMac for a few weeks, having got fed up with Windows problems.

    When I press "shift" and 3, I get #, if I press "alt" and 3, I get .

    Obviously these are wrong way round. The "shift" 3 should produce the sign.

    I have change the language to English (UK). I have tried lots of iMacs on display in shops and nearly all have the same problem. I have seen a couple that are correct.

    I would very much appreciate a solution to this problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandad@41 View Post
    Hi,

    I have only had the iMac for a few weeks, having got fed up with Windows problems.

    When I press "shift" and 3, I get #, if I press "alt" and 3, I get .

    Obviously these are wrong way round. The "shift" 3 should produce the sign.

    I have change the language to English (UK). I have tried lots of iMacs on display in shops and nearly all have the same problem. I have seen a couple that are correct.

    I would very much appreciate a solution to this problem.
    The quickest way to find out how to type a pound sign is to do a Google search!

    http://osxdaily.com/2009/11/08/type-...l-in-mac-os-x/

    But other than that...just hit the option + 3 keys (no plus sign).

    Like this...

    - Nick

    p.s. It may also help to let us know what country you are from...and what keyboard you are using.
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    shift 3 shound produce a pound sign - there you go

    You can select British from the input sources in Language and text preferences

    if you have a union jack in the menu bat then shift 3 should work
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    Thanks Louishen,

    Lovely, works Ok now.

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