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I'm trying to connect to my home server from my Mac, but struggle with typing the password, which contains a plus sign.

I have a Norwegian keyboard layout, and when I log in from Windows (via VMware), I get a Norwegian keyboard at the logon screen, but when I connect directly from the Mac, I get a English keyboard layout, which makes it impossible to type my password...

Why does it give me a different layout for the Mac?

How can I type a plus sign? The key that should give me a plus sign if the keyboard was English, is the key that contains the ´ and `, and using this button doesn't give me anything in the login prompt...

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Does your mac have a numeric keypad, i.e. can you use that to type the plus sign? –  Martha Jan 14 '10 at 17:06
    
No, it's a macbook without numpad. –  Vegar Jan 14 '10 at 18:43

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I soved this problem by storing the password as part of the connection file. That way, I want need to type the password to log in.

Not very secure, but I don't really care about security at this level at home.

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Use Alt + Shift (when you are logged in) to change the language.
Then you can switch between the installed Windows languages.

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But this has no effect on the login screen, though... –  Vegar Oct 8 '10 at 18:11

I recommend trying CoRD, it works much better. It's a known problem with Microsoft's RDP. Typical of us Norwegian users! :)

http://cord.sourceforge.net/

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I tried out CoRD before I got RDP to work. I'm not sure why, but I prefer the original.. :-) –  Vegar Feb 20 '10 at 14:28

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