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Old 09-03-2016, 07:03 AM   #1
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How can I bring up the hash on a UK linux keyboard?


Hi, I tried a fresh install of Mint 18, and tried the UK English keyboard. How can I bring up the hash instead of the pound symbol?
 
Old 09-03-2016, 07:19 AM   #2
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Hi, I tried a fresh install of Mint 18, and tried the UK English keyboard. How can I bring up the hash instead of the pound symbol?
Just to the left of the Enter key:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...ingdom.svg.png
 
Old 09-03-2016, 11:52 AM   #3
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If you're using a US keyboard, then I don't think you have that key! You can always get the hash with Compose + +.
 
Old 09-03-2016, 12:51 PM   #4
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You could change your keyboard configuration.

$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration

Distros like raspbian default to a brittish keyboard layout, regardless of what keyboard is connected. Although the last time that I setup my pi and used that to go to a us keyboard layout I had to reboot to have the changes take affect.

Not that that's your issue. There's a compose key that can be used to output non-standard characters if you're configured that way. There was also a kickstarter not too long ago for a usb dongle that was the # sign / hashtag for you euro types.

http://thehashkey.com/about
 
Old 09-03-2016, 05:49 PM   #5
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I use the alt or ctrl key with a number combo sometimes. http://www.alt-codes.net/

Ironic that an English keyboard wouldn't have a pound key.
 
Old 09-03-2016, 05:56 PM   #6
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A British keyboard does have a key. It's upper-case 3 on the main keypad (not the numbers pad).
The hash is just to the left of the 'Enter' key which I think is @ on a US keyboard.
 
Old 09-03-2016, 06:40 PM   #7
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Was supposed to be a play on words. The # is both a number and a pound sign in the US.

He weighs 150# and is at #12 Live Oak street.
 
Old 09-05-2016, 04:19 AM   #8
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You could change your keyboard configuration.

$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration

Distros like raspbian default to a brittish keyboard layout, regardless of what keyboard is connected. Although the last time that I setup my pi and used that to go to a us keyboard layout I had to reboot to have the changes take affect.

Not that that's your issue. There's a compose key that can be used to output non-standard characters if you're configured that way. There was also a kickstarter not too long ago for a usb dongle that was the # sign / hashtag for you euro types.

http://thehashkey.com/about
I just tried dpkg... and after. Mint would not restart to apply changes. I there was was the M.
 
Old 09-24-2016, 08:23 AM   #9
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I think this crash occurred because I downloaded both Tomoyo and SELinux to the same system.
 
Old 09-24-2016, 09:04 AM   #10
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Hi, I tried a fresh install of Mint 18, and tried the UK English keyboard. How can I bring up the hash instead of the pound symbol?
I thought the # was the hash mark, just by a different name pound sign, or where you taking british Pounds as in money sign?

I found this on UK and keyboards.

what to type to get a char of type whatever

# Shift-3
Alt-3
 
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Old 09-25-2016, 05:45 AM   #11
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The UK uses to distinct signs for the pound weight and the pound money. They're both based on the latin word libra.
The money becomes an L with the worldwide slashes to denote cash (see also $) and the weight is lb.
Before computerspeak took over the hash we used it for missing letters in words.
 
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.... Before computerspeak took over the hash we used it for missing letters in words.
Tem son of a bitches ... how dare they!!!! NOw we have nothing to replace missing letters... perhaps a different alphabit is in order?

What does a # / Hashtag / pound sign actually mean in Social Media?

so I'm right this is called the hash mark # or pound sign # in USA, whereas the pound sign to denote money in England, at least, is But, for weight they do not use pounds. Metric system is .. what?

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Old 09-25-2016, 04:01 PM   #13
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The Metric system is now almost ubiquitous; but the old fashioned imperial measure of the pound was abbreviated to lb.

BTW On my British keyboard the Euro symbol is accessed by RIGHT-ALT 4. Pity we shan't have much use for it in a couple of years.
 
  


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