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eyelostit
11-24-2008, 03:52 PM
Anyone know how to type the symbol for degree and for english pound sign.

I know you must hit the ALT key and a letter or something, I used to know the one for degree and forgot.

We Hope
11-24-2008, 04:41 PM
http://tlt.its.psu.edu/suggestions/international/accents/codeint.html

British Pound Shift+RightAlt+4

Degree symbol Shift+RightAlt+:

Kathy

Cara's Mom
11-24-2008, 04:44 PM
Kathy, is there a question that you do NOT have the answer for:)

We Hope
11-24-2008, 05:08 PM
Marion,

I'm just too curious for my own good! You guys write it here and I also want to know, so I look it up! :)

Kathy

eyelostit
11-24-2008, 05:13 PM
LOL, thats why I call Kathy "Oh Wise One" I hope you take that as a compliment Kathy!!;)

We Hope
11-24-2008, 05:21 PM
It kind of reminds me of the old Carson Tonight show when he was doing his Karnak bit and Ed McMahon would be talking about the famed and fabled "mystic seer from the East" when introducing Johnny as Karnak. :D

Kathy

eyelostit
11-24-2008, 06:44 PM
do you guys remember pee wee hermans show? :eek:
:o I did like his morning show, then he had to be an idiot in that theatre.

Anyway do you remember the head in the box

Mek a lecka hi lecka hiny ho
"Long live Jombee"

eyelostit
11-24-2008, 06:47 PM
Well Kath I tried and can't do the symbols, holding them all down at once, do i have to go to MS site to download something?

I have some online friends over in england who have i guess american computers and cannot do their english pound sign. They say they have a "Yank" computer:p

We Hope
11-24-2008, 07:04 PM
Dolly,

I think you need to go into your Control Panel in Regional and Language Options and activate the English United Kingdom option on your keyboard to make it work.

http://tlt.its.psu.edu/suggestions/international/keyboards/winkey.html

Think that your UK friends can make their "Yank" computer go British about the same way--by going into the Regional and Language Options and selecting English United Kingdom as their normal operating mode.

http://tlt.its.psu.edu/suggestions/international/accents/codeint.html

If you need more information on how to activate the keyboard, please read the detailed instructions for activating the keyboard. These tables show select codes only, not all possible codes.

Let's see if that helps with the pound sign! :D

Kathy

eyelostit
11-24-2008, 07:22 PM
Thanks, I'll send them the link. I would not want to change language on mine if its gonna change my $ sign key etc.

We Hope
11-24-2008, 07:52 PM
You don't change yours--you add to it, using the "add" button. That won't change yours from the "main"--US English--it will just add the capabilities for things like the Pound sign when you use the special keystrokes.

Kathy