SUMMARY: Cmdtool shift-3 produces Pound Sterling symbol

From: Charlie Dennett (dennett@Kodak.COM)
Date: Tue Feb 11 1992 - 11:26:41 CST

Last week I wrote:

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        I am running OW 3.0. In a shelltool, the shift-3 key produces
        the usual pound sign that looks like a tic-tac-toe board. A
        command tool produces the symbol for the English Pound
        Sterling. Stranger still, if I take the cmdtool and disable
        scrolling it then produces the usual pound symbol. Likewise,
        if I take a shelltool and enable scrolling it produces the
        English Pound Sterling symbol. Therefore it seems to be tied
        to the scrollability of the window -- scrolling = Pound
        Sterling and nonscrolling = tic-tac-toe symbol.

        Does anybody have any idea as to what is going on here? I
        cannot use textedit because it produces the pound sterling
        where I want the tic-tac-toe symbol.
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I got a couple of replies in which the respondant said he/she was not
experiencing the same problem.

Here's an interesting reply, although it was not the final solution:

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        From: deltam!dm!mark@uunet.UU.NET (mark galbraith)

        It sounds like the localization on that window has been set so
        that an alternate keyboard map is installed. If you hold the
        PrSc button (also know as R2) you will see the language map
        across the bottom of the screen. Be sure that the window is
        set for US English. It appears that it is set for UK English.

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Here's the one that fixed it.

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        From: (Robert D Webber)

        We just had something like this. It turned out that some of
        the DIP switches on the keyboard (there's an access panel under
        one of the fold out legs) were set to put the keyboard into
        "UK" mode. Turn all the switches off, if they're not set that
        way already.

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Switches 5, 6 and 7 were on. I turned them off, restarted openwindows
and the problem went away.

Question: Is there any place that these switches are documented? If
there is interest, I'll summarize on this.

Once again, thanks to Sun-Managers. Your collective knowledge is nothing
short of amazing.

Charlie Dennett | Rochester Distributed Computer Services
Mail Stop 01816 | Customer Technical Support Services
Eastman Kodak Company | ---------------------------------------
Rochester, NY 14650-1816 | Internet: dennett@Kodak.COM

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