Thank you soooo much it worked and has returned the keyboard as it was, working well. Thank you again. It has to be the numeric keyboard, not the top row of numbers. None of these letters are actually part of the Hungarian alphabet though! I've tried all combinations mentioned in the comment section, still to no avail: I have a totally different question. Till date I have not been able to get an answer from anyone Thanks in advance.
Thank you Tim! I was using the numbers on top with ALT instead of the number pad and was frustrated! Thanks Linda O,G re shift 3 pound sign, great it works been trying for ages the alt does not work for me.
OMG, none of those were working on my new apple keyboard, but I just found the pound sign accidentally - it was shift3 numbers above the letters - it suggests that that should give the hash sign, but actually that was alt3. If your keyboard does not have a number pad or if you are on a laptop like me just copy and paste the pound sign from up above and into your writing. I tried this and it worked for me: On laptops, try pressing the function key fn as well as the alt key then the code, e.
On my keyboards it only works with the number pad" I'd have been there all day if I hadn't noticed Ted's comment. Also the character only appears after you release the Alt button just in case someone didn't know like me. I have a keyboard from Hong Kong and cannot get the British pound sign using any of the number combinations you all suggest For a heart alt code just hold alt and hit numpad 3. To make it bigger change your font to 72 or something. On my keyboards it only works with the number pad.
I have tried all of them on my windows computer but not succeeded. I have windows server. Help me if you can. Anyone know how I can make a pound sign using a Spanish laptop keyboard with no numbers on the right hand side? I never knew this and it has come in handy immediately. I am British and I made the mistake of buying an american keyboard. Alana, it is not on US keyboards, I know, I have one. Follow us on. Alt-Codes can be typed on Microsoft Operating Systems: Unicode codes can not be typed. To use them in facebook, twitter, textbox or elsewhere just follow the instructions at top.
How to get the Pound Symbol
Recent Comments Focusrite Nagesh Valerie Mills The Pro Michael John C For Mac users with a US keyboard layout, this is easy to remember because the 3 key is the POUND symbol, so with the same name as the British Pound currency symbol, that should be simple to recall. For the other keyboard layouts out there, are they differ per country and per region, check our the comments below this article to find out the exact keystrokes to type the Pound currency sign on those keyboard layouts too.
For access to more currency symbols in OS X, you can use the special character viewer on the Mac and easily type out just about any currency symbol. There are also keyboard shortcuts for other common currencies though, like the Yen, Euro, Dollar, and as in this case, the Pound. Enjoy this tip? Subscribe to the OSXDaily newsletter to get more of our great Apple tips, tricks, and important news delivered to your inbox!
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Apple has done a great job of internationalisation, but it means that keystroke combinations are not universal. Shift 3 works for me.
Type the British Pound Symbol in Mac OS X
Thank you to the person who mentioned this. None of the other options worked for me.
My previous comment should read. I reset my keyboard when I moved from UK to Aus.
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Hold the Shift key down and then at the same time press the number 3. Thank you a lotttt. Thanks for that. Phileas you are awesome!
One thing was pending though until you helped telling us how to get the pound sterling symbol. Regards from Chile. Which is why we are trying to keep up to date here.
I have tried all above. Thanks for the tip! The letters changed depending on the font you selected, then you could press modifiers shift, alt, etc. Does anyone know of something like that? She got euro, dollar, etc signs but no British pound. So she just wrote GBP….
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