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Old 12-27-2006, 11:28 PM   #1
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Do European computers have the Euro symbol instead of the dollar sign?

I just realized that's probably true, but does anyone know?
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Old 12-28-2006, 12:01 AM   #2
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I suppose it depends on where the computer is manufactured? My guess would be you install the right OS language pack for your country and it gives you keystrokes for any other symbols or letters.
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um yeah, and ones in Britain have the Pound symbol...
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Old 12-28-2006, 10:01 AM   #4
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On my keyboard the pound sign is above the 3, the dollar sign is above the 4 and the Euro sign is also on the 4 but it's next to the 4 instead of above it. So what's on a US keyboard if you don't have a pound sign at 3?
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Old 12-28-2006, 10:27 AM   #5
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This: # is over the 3.
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Old 12-28-2006, 10:35 AM   #6
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We have both:



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Old 12-28-2006, 11:11 AM   #7
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So what's on a US keyboard if you don't have a pound sign at 3?
My Shift + [number]:

1 !
2 @
3 #
4 $
5 %
6 ^
7 &
8 *
9 (
0 )

Some numbers have more options if you hit Fn + Num Lock (I think)
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Old 12-28-2006, 12:56 PM   #8
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Character Map for the win, guys

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the new european keyboards have the €, as well as $ and £.
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Mine don't. The keyboard on my laptop has the same as the one Lies posted. Come to think of it, the keyboard of my desktop also has that sequence. I guess that's what happens when you have a US keyboard.
As for the Euro sign, it's right <Alt>+e on desktop. Don't really know what it is on this laptop keyboard. Right <Alt>+e gives me é here. Weird.

Oh, it's <AltGr>+5 on the laptop. OK...


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Old 12-28-2006, 01:50 PM   #11
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Right <Alt>+e gives me é here. Weird.
Ohh it does that on mine too (well almost. It's <AltGr>+e). I never knew that that was how you got accents over letters. To think of all the hours I wasted going through the 'insert symbol' route (or just not bothering) when all I had to do was press <AltGr>!

And I know this could go on for days but if # is over the 3 then what's under the ~? Sorry but it's got me wondering.
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Old 12-28-2006, 02:00 PM   #12
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And I know this could go on for days but if # is over the 3 then what's under the ~? Sorry but it's got me wondering.
Under the tilde (~) you have one of the accents. I always forget if it's the grave or the aigu (sp?). Anyway, it's the one tilting to the left: `
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Old 12-28-2006, 02:08 PM   #13
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we have all of them (pounds, dollars and euro)

pounds CAPS+3 £
Euro Altgr + e €
Dollars CAPS + 4 $
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Old 12-28-2006, 07:26 PM   #14
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Normally $ is above 4, and € under the e, i.e. Alt Gr+e

But I've seen new keyboards where it was different.

The most important difference between the German and the American layout is, in Germany and some other countries we have a qwertz keyboard, and in America and other countries they have a qwerty keyboard.
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Old 12-28-2006, 08:35 PM   #15
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i had to use a european computer when i lived in ireland this summer. my typing was all sorts of fux0rdd. i don't even remember what else, but i know the shit commands above the numbers were different, as well as some of the punctuation signs.

my question is: why the hell do keyboards have to be different?? why can't there be a universal keyboard? i can understand different outlets...i'm cool with different currencies...i'm barely tolerant of different measuring systems (why must the u.s. be so stubborn?) but why why WHY must we have different keyboards in english speaking countries?
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