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How can I type a £ character on my iMac using my US Logitech keyboard. I am on Lion. It worked on my MacBook.

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Make sure you use the same Input Source on both systems. Open System Preferences » Language & Text to find out.

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This window also allows you to Show Input menu on menu bar. From there, you can Show Keyboard Viewer, a handy utility that shows you what character pressing a combination of regular and modifier keys (Option, Shift) will produce.

Press any modifier to change what's displayed. For example, pressing Shift will show that the British keyboard layout will produce £ when pressing Shift-3.

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Many thanks - all sorted now – Blue Cedar Jan 10 '12 at 21:03
@BlueCedar You're welcome. Remember to click the checkmark next to my answer to mark your question answered. – Daniel Beck Jan 10 '12 at 21:06

Alt + 3 should do it. This works on US keyboard settings without modifying anything, out of the box. £!

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