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I am having a strange problem.

I just finished setting up my wonderful Raspberry PI, and it works great... except for the fact that it is not compatible with my Mac OSX Keyboard NOTE: I have the wired version - they just don't sell that anymore.

I can type perfectly well - letters and numbers work fine. But, if I attempt to write ", the output is @. If I write the @ symbol, " comes out. This is extremely annoying - I was hoping to use the raspberry pi to test LAN networks in Python - the " symbol is essential.

How can I remap my keyboard to fix this?

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It sounds like a UK/US keyboard layout issue similar to this raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=38081 –  David Marshall Mar 24 '13 at 20:56
    
I have reposted this question here –  xxmbabanexx Mar 25 '13 at 6:29
    
Please don't crosspost. If you feel you'd have a better chance on the raspi SE site, flag it for migration instead –  Journeyman Geek Mar 25 '13 at 7:34
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You're using a UK keyboard when you think you have a US keyboard - the 2 on a UK keyboard maps to " when it maps to a @ on the US/international one.

In theory, using raspi-config should let you change the keyboard configuration, or by changing the locale. The former seems to be the 'logical' way but I can't quite get that to work. The latter should work by changing it from a gb locale, to a US locale, since the raspi is so very british.

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