Colin Holgate coiin at
Sat Oct 23 13:59:10 EDT 2010

On Oct 23, 2010, at 1:55 PM, Peter Brigham MD wrote:

> 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.

Depends how you look at it. For example, ¥ is option Y, and € is option shift 2. So currency things are spread all over the place. Whereas hash (#) is called "pound" in the US, so using option-3 and shift-3 for two of the uses of the word "pound", makes some sense.

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