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Old 08-03-2005, 12:22 PM   #1
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So I was looking through my old posts....

And I came across this thread called "schoolhouse rock", and it was from late July of last year. Basically, it was a complaint thread about all the stupid little grammatical things in the English language.

Anyway, we ended up talking about the commas and periods for money amounts, like if I said I had a thousand bucks, I'd type it $1,000.00, while in like France or something, it would be $1.000,00, which I find to be very odd.

Sooo...I thought maybe we could continue a thread like that, but really the reason I opened this up was to ask...

In England, is there a key on the keyboard for pounds instead of dollars?
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Old 08-03-2005, 12:42 PM   #2
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Er, of course there's a pound on our keyboards -- a euro, too. Shift+3 for £, AltGr+4 for €.


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Old 08-03-2005, 12:42 PM   #3
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Old 08-03-2005, 01:38 PM   #4
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...Hmm, on German keyboards, the € is on AltGr+E... And there isn't a pound, Shift+3 is § (but in vim, I can easily write a £ with "Strg+K P d")...




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Old 08-03-2005, 02:18 PM   #5
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On my Belgian keyboard there's an € (Alt Gr+e), £ (shift+"µ"-key), $ (seperate key for it which also has: Alt Gr + key: ], shift+key *).

And we don't write . or , in 1,000.00 or 1.000,00 we just write either 1000,00 or 1 000,00. It used to be obligatory but now it's not allowed anymore
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Old 08-03-2005, 02:26 PM   #6
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...I just noticed, I can also produce a £ by Shift+AltGr+3... I'm feeling like I'm using EMACS... :/




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Old 08-03-2005, 02:41 PM   #7
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...I just noticed, by pressing Alt+3 you change to a printer friendly version of the board. Be sure to try other Alt+digit combinations.

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Old 08-03-2005, 02:51 PM   #8
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...Yeah, you could try Alt+F4, for example... Strg+Q is insteresting, as well...




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Old 08-03-2005, 03:14 PM   #9
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Man, this sucks. I tried Alt+F4 but Firefox crashed. That does it. I'm going back to IE. At least Microsoft products always work.

:)

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Old 08-03-2005, 03:46 PM   #10
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alt+m is where it's at.


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Old 08-03-2005, 04:15 PM   #11
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rofl @ Alt+M
Alt+2 searches for new posts. Alt+5 goes to FAQs. Meh, I'm bored already.


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Old 08-03-2005, 04:22 PM   #12
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...Hmm, Alt+[1-9] also switches the to tab [1-9] in my Firefox...




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Old 08-03-2005, 06:24 PM   #13
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Really? it's Ctrl(1-9) to change tabs with me. Alt(1-9) seem to do stuff with LF.

Oh, just a question, Das, what exactly is the alternative character for your 3 key (assuming it's not the pound sign like on a British Keyboard)

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Old 08-04-2005, 11:11 PM   #14
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It's the pound sign like pound on your telephone...the "number" symbol...a.k.a. this: #

I dunno if this is the same on all keyboards, but, w/the SHIFT key, here are what the numbers make:
1= !
2= @
3= #
4= $
5= %
6= ^
7= &
8= *
9= (
0= )
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Old 08-05-2005, 02:47 AM   #15
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In the future this discussion might be obsolete. The Optimus keyboard looks promising.

Anyways:
1 = ! (same)
2 = "
3 = §
4 = $ (same)
5 = % (same)
6 = &
7 = /
8 = (
9 = )
0 = =

Or direct peepers here.

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Old 08-05-2005, 01:46 PM   #16
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British Keyboard

1=!
2="
3=£
4=$
5=%
6=^
7=&
8=*
9=(
0=)

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Old 08-05-2005, 03:45 PM   #17
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My, this is a thrilling discussion.

Random fact: Z and Y are swapped on European (non-English) keyboards. Exciting or what?


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Old 08-05-2005, 04:32 PM   #18
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You wish you could come up with equally exciting discussions, Huz. ;


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Old 08-06-2005, 04:08 PM   #19
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Everyone, hit Crtl+Alt+Del as many times as you can, really fast. It's like, the coolest!

<__<

That button on the front of your computer tower does some cool things if you hold it down for 5 seconds.


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Old 08-06-2005, 05:05 PM   #20
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Everyone, hit Crtl+Alt+Del as many times as you can, really fast. It's like, the coolest!
Nothing happens.

Quote:
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That button on the front of your computer tower does some cool things if you hold it down for 5 seconds.
...Pff, as if thCONNECTION RESET BY PEER




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Old 08-06-2005, 05:16 PM   #21
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Quote:
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Nothing happens.
Possibley because you're weird and use Linux ("Linux is like Canada, it's a nice alternative, but you can't switch.")

But no, I seriously don't want to start that debate now.

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Old 08-06-2005, 05:16 PM   #22
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Quote:
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Nothing happens.
Oh, yes, that's right, newer versions of Windows don't do that. <_<

Quote:
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...Pff, as if thCONNECTION RESET BY PEER
You can't use IRC error messages on an online forum.


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Old 08-07-2005, 07:49 AM   #23
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Oh, yes, that's right, newer versions of Windows don't do that. <_<
...Hmm, nope, newer versions of Windows would say "Twice as much happens"...

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You can't use IRC error messages on an online forum.
Ok, I will use a hopefully more approConnection closed by foreign host.




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Old 08-07-2005, 01:16 PM   #24
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...Hmm, nope, newer versions of Windows would say "Twice as much happens"...
Newest version of Windows so far being XP, mine simply opens up the task manager.

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Old 08-07-2005, 01:21 PM   #25
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*sigh* ...You never played ADVENT, did you?




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Old 08-07-2005, 01:28 PM   #26
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Nope, why should I?

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Old 08-07-2005, 01:38 PM   #27
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*sigh* ...Because ADVENT is a classic, it was the first adventure game, actually...




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Old 08-07-2005, 02:17 PM   #28
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Well, i'm kinda in the middle of re-playing Broekn Sword right now, so maybe later.

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Old 08-09-2005, 04:55 PM   #29
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wah.. ? with me alt+(0-5)take me to the top of the screen.... the rest make a ding sound...
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So does everyone elses, but then afterwards it send you onto another page (like a second after). Your's obviously doesn't do that for some reason. What browser you using (like I'll be able to solve this )

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Old 08-10-2005, 11:39 AM   #31
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yay now it works

(i just started using firefox again)
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