UK keyboard and missing ? character

Darren darren at
Thu Aug 14 05:48:31 PDT 2003

Hello Scott,

Thursday, August 14, 2003, 12:49:22 PM, you wrote:

SM> On Thu, Aug 14, 2003 at 12:06:05PM +0100, Darren wrote:
>> Hello Jez,
>> Thanks for your reply.  Unfortunately this and many variations don't
>> allow me to use the ? (UK pound) character.  I've spent some more time
>> searching around and hav'nt found a working solution, yet.
>> Of those UK people with a working ? character, what rc.conf* settings
>> do you use?

SM> The only relevant thing I have is

SM> keymap="uk.iso"

SM> Which seems to work fine.  Is there something strange about the keyboard
SM> itself?

It's a bog standard PS/2 keyboard which works fine under Linux/OpenBSD/XP/2000.

When I type shift-3 on console, for the £ character, it displays :


I'm not sure if the <return> is a LR or CR.

I'll experiment with X later, any more suggestions are more than welcome.

Best regards,
 Darren                            mailto:darren at

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