Cannot get a pound sign

What has happened to my keyboard?
I cannot get the pound sign when I press shift and the key , I get # ,...!!!

What has happened?

  L818 12 Feb 06

Need to go to control panel, keyboard, and re set the layout to United Kingdom.

  stylehurst 12 Feb 06

Check the regional settings for your Keyboard to ensure it is set to UK not US

Cannot see anywhere in regional settings for Keyboard to show what settings it is at?

  pj123 12 Feb 06

In Regional Settings you only need to make sure it is set to English (United Kingdom). You also need to go to Control Panel, Keyboard, Language.

Click on Add and select English (British) from the list. You will be asked to insert your Windows CD so have it ready.

  eego 12 Feb 06

Go to Control panel "Regional & Language Options".
Select "Languages" then "Details" this will give you access to selection English keyboard. On the same page it also gives you the option to display the language bar on the desktop if you choose. This will give you easier access to change it again in the future.

Thanks I needed to change the region settine.
But when I use MSN hot mail The key for a pound ends up as # and the key for @ ends up as " and " ends up as @ . I cannot find the pound sign on my keyboard!!

  Hertz Van Rentyl 12 Feb 06

press left alt + shift this will toggle keyboard between US and UK

  VoG II 12 Feb 06

Hold down ALT and type 0163 on the numeric keypad. £

  pj123 12 Feb 06

Add to VoG™ response. Make sure Num Lock is on first.

Thanks , seems to have cured it for MSN hotmail but microsoft word still the same!!

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