Peter Brigham MD pmbrig at
Sat Oct 23 13:55:00 EDT 2010

Presumably they wanted to have the pound sterling symbol more  
naturally available, so they swapped the sterling and the # mappings  
-- option-3 vs shift-3. It would have made more sense for them to have  
mapped the sterling symbol to shift-4, where the dollar sign is.

-- Peter

Peter M. Brigham
pmbrig at

On Oct 23, 2010, at 2:36 AM, Peter Alcibiades wrote:

> Well thanks to this thread at least I found out where the # key went  
> on the
> UK Mac keyboards, which maybe might come in handly one day.  Its  
> surreal to
> have it be alt + 3 unmarked.  How on earth are you supposed to know  
> that?
> I guess you have to read the Human Interface Guidelines?
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