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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-16-2014, 07:46 AM Thread Starter
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Chromebox NOT displaying GBP sign

I have been away on holiday and on my return find that my Chromebox will not display the GB Pound sign (key Shift + 3) - it displays the # sign instead (other changes are @ is showing when I Shift + 2 and " is showing when I Shift + " key.
I am using a Logitech wireless keyboard both for my Chromebox and my PC - it works perfectly on my PC.
I have checked my Chromebox settings to make sure that "Keyboard Settings" are still set for UK Keyboard and they are but its obvious that my Chromebox is somehow telling it to be a US keyboard!!!!

Any advice would be most welcome as I really need the GB Pound sign.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-17-2014, 07:26 AM Thread Starter
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Solved - made my UK keyboard into a US keyboard - turned off my Chromebox - then turned Chromebox back on then reverted back to UK keyboard then turned off Chromebox then turned Chromebox back on - worked!
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-03-2014, 11:17 AM
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Thanks for putting your solution where everyone can view it ziffos... Good thinking... Once the word gets spread around, it helps others to overcome similar or like problems...

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-12-2020, 09:36 AM
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This is actually a big issue for a lot of devices. When consumers buy them from other countries to save money (which is perfectly logical) it creates localization issues, which are often the source of the increased cost to begin with (custom keyboards add to the production cost and decrease profit margins).

It would seem that in your case the best solution is probably the US International keyboard layout, which makes the second alt key an alt gr key allowing for more characters to be created.

Here's how to enable that:
  • Open Settings
  • Keyboard Settings
  • Change input and language settings
  • Select the "US International Keyboard" option and uncheck the default option.

This will keep all default painted-on characters the same, but allow you access to others you're used to. You'll have to do some exploring, but alt gr+5 gives you the pound symbol.

My only other solutions would be to select the UK keyboard layout and buy some labels online and just stick them where they go, or using some sort of on-screen keyboard for those customized inputs.
I hope this will help
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