Typing # on an Apple UK keyboard

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One thing that’s really annoying for UK-based Mac users is the lack of a # symbol on the Apple keyboard. In the US this is known as a “pound” but in UK English (or “English”, as I prefer to call it!), a pound symbol is £ for pounds sterling (our unit of currency) or lb for the imperial unit of weight and we call # “hash”.

Anyway, it turns out that UK keyboard users can type alt+3 to generate a # character.

Now all I need to do is work out how to get a backslash (\) when I’m working in Windows from a remote console (RDP) session on my Mac…

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