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    Default Not finding pound sterling, british pound sign, uk currency symbol on keyboard !

    British Pound sign - also known as GBP - Great Britain Pound, Pound Sterling

    Do you always copy or cut paste sign?

    Now, you will not have to do it again. Just remember this simple and useful shortcut. In notepad or text area, hold down the Alt key while you type 0163 from the numeric keypad (not the numbers given in one single row under function keys) and when you release the Alternate [alt] key you will get a sign wherever the cursor is at.

    Some other Currency Symbols:

    ALT+0163 = for British Pound Symbol

    ALT+0128 = for Euro Currency Symbol

    ALT+0162 = for Cent sign

    ALT+0156 = for Sterling Pound

    ALT+0164 = for Currency symbol

    ALT+0165 = for Yen Sign


    Some other useful signs & symbols:

    ALT+0153 = for Trademark sign

    ALT+0169 = for Copyright sign

    ALT+0174 = for Register sign


    Note: Just make sure Num Lock key is on

    Some Additional Signs and Symbols :-

    Key code symbol Description
    ALT + 189 Half, 1/2 Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 188 One forth, 1/4 Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 190 4-Mar Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 177 Plus - minus, plusminus Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 179 3-d degree, third degree Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 178 Second degree, 2-nd Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 185 First degree Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 186 Zero degree Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 169 Copyright, copy, C Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 174 Registered, register Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 153 Trade mark, trade, TM Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 216 Not in, O, zero Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 221 Latin Y Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 127 Δ Delta, difference Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 7 Middot, middle point Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 208 Big D, Lick, Big tongue Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 222 Lick, tongue Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 30 ▲ Triangle up Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 31 ▼ Triangle down Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 16 ► Triangle right Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 17 ◄ Triangle left Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 1 ☺ White smiley face, smile Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 2 ☻ Black smiley face, smile Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 13 ♪ Music note 1 Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 14 ♫ Music note 2 Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 4 ♦ Diams, Lozenge card Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 5 ♣ Shamrock, Clubs card Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 12 ♀ Woman, female, Venus Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 176 Degree sign Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 133 Three dots Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 131 Function Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 134 Cross sign, dagger Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 135 Double dagger Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 137 Permil, permile, per mile Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 140 CE sign, fish Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 156 Small ce Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 191 Upside-down question Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 151 Dash Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 198 Aelig big, AE sign Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 230 Small aelig, ae sign Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 163 Pound sign, GBP Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 128 Euro sign, EUR Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 165 Yen sign, JPY Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 162 Cent sign Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 215 Middle X, x times, multiply Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 21 Section sign, paragraph Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 15 ☼ Sun Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 27 ← Left arrow Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 26 → Right arrow Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 29 ↔ Two sided left right arrow Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 24 ↑ Up arrow Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 25 ↓ Down arrow Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 23 ↨ Up down double arrow Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 3 ♥ Heart, valentine, card Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 6 ♠ Spades card character Sign or Symbol

    ALT + 11 ♂ Man, male, Mars Sign or Symbol

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    Wow, Those are really very good keyboard shortcuts for those who regularly send billing related emails. I was only aware of the £ symbol shortcut till now but now I have some more added from this thread.
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    Thanks for all them sanderson - will definitely find they useful. The £ has never been trouble for me though - I always press Shift and 3 at the same time and it does it on my keyboard - but stuff like the copyright and trademark ones I am always finding it hard to insert and have to copy and paste like you said.
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    Hey David,
    You must have set the input language to English[UK]. But for most of the users it is International English [US by default]. With these default settings, they get...

    shift+3 = #

    Shift+4 = $


    It's great to know that you found other keys useful. I forgot to mention [edited] that these signs are typed using [US] international input language/keyboard.

    Thanks for your input.
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    shift + 3 = £
    shift + 4 = $
    alt gr + 4 = €

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanderson View Post
    Hey David,
    You must have set the input language to English[UK]. But for most of the users it is International English [US by default]. With these default settings, they get...

    shift+3 = #

    Shift+4 = $


    It's great to know that you found other keys useful. I forgot to mention [edited] that these signs are typed using [US] international input language/keyboard.

    Thanks for your input.
    Yes I do have English[UK] set on my keyboard (unsurprisingly Im sure! )
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    Quote Originally Posted by DPS Computing View Post
    Yes I do have English[UK] set on my keyboard (unsurprisingly Im sure! )
    Yeh, I have the UK QWERTY keyboard setting here, so adding a £ sign is not a problem.

    DPS Computing, I hope you don't push Alt + 0169 to get a copyright symbol in your webpages, you should just at © in your pages instead - but if it's for documents or other things I can completely understand.

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    what if you put "Alt + 0169" directly on the website hosting and ask Visitors to find out its meaning from their keyboard ?

    One who will copy your content will copy "Alt + 0169" as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by eukhost.com View Post
    One who will copy your content will copy "Alt + 0169" as well
    lol, your supposed to make your website hostings easier for your visitors arnt you .
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