This may be slightly niche but....
UK to US keyboard layout converts (QWERTY), where do you map your # key?
Being British (sorry), the £ key kinda needs to be Shift+3 for me

Before anyone says "use capslock", I have the interrobang ‽ mapped there and that's not changing!

@pswilde I throw the US keyboard in the bin and get a superior ISO layout 😉 So am not a convert but you could map it to the
Shift+Tilde key? Instead of the ¬ or § symbol that is barely used you could easily type a

@lyndon Good idea, but I have grave ` and tilde ~ there which I use often.
Looking at my keyboard, I don't think there's a symbol on there I don't use often - I think # is going to have to be an ALT+ keypress somewhere :blobcatsadpats:

@pswilde On the Mac keyboard it is on ALT + 3 I think.

@lyndon Yeah, I think that's what I'm going to have to go for
On a standard UK layout it's on it's own key (where on a US layout it's \ and | ) so I may end up mapping it to ALT+' as it will be in a similar location then

Either that or I just stop commenting out lines in bash altogether...

@pswilde Stop commenting out bash lines, and stop using includes in C code, programming hard mode!

@lyndon yep, that's what I'm going to have to do! 😆

@pswilde Compose key. L- is £, !? is ‽, etc. – if you don't want to give up £, you can add a mapping for #.

@wizzwizz4 @pswilde +1 for the compose key. I don't know why modern keyboards don't have one.

Wait I do. Because ms said nobody needed one, but they do need a windows key. 😡

And while rambling, I'd like a keyboard with a Sun type 4 macro block on the left side as well please. Actually, I want a modern, mechanical type 4 in TKL. Mkthxbye.

@fedops @pswilde You can emulate the compose key in software. WinCompose, for instance?

@wizzwizz4 @pswilde yeah I'm using right alt for the compose key. Better than nothing.

@fedops @wizzwizz4 the compose key is definitely a good thing. Doesn't sort my # issue as I'm so used to the # being on the right side of the keyboard.
But... I have now re-mapped capslock to compose and I'm loving it

@pswilde @wizzwizz4 no. Nonono. Capslock must be remapped to Control of course!


@fedops @pswilde Control should be mapped to Esc, Esc should be mapped to “change keyboard layout” and that leaves Ctrl+Shift to be the compose combination.

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