UK Currency Symbol in 7.2 Console

Polytropon freebsd at
Sun May 31 23:17:07 UTC 2009

Hi Graham,

I never thought that I could help you, but playing around a bit
on the keyboard seemed to open up an interesting obervation:

				- £ -

			A working Pound sign!

On Sun, 31 May 2009 21:10:25 +0100, "Graham Bentley" <admin at> wrote:
> Sorry to keep banging on about this but does anyone actually
> have uk pound signs working in 7.2? What font and keymap
> are you using?

Accidentally - because I never intended it - I have a
UK Pound sign: £


	LC_ALL is set to en_US.ISO8859-1

In /etc/rc.conf:


In X:

	Nothing changed, except stuff in xorg.conf that hasn't
	something to do with fonts 'n stuff.

Tested setting:

	Editor GNotepad+ (port gnotepad+, run as gnp)
	Keypress: Alt-Gr + Shift + 3
	Shift + 3 -> §
	Alt-Gr + 3 -> ³
	Alt-Gr + Shift + 3 -> £

This is, as I mentioned before, obviously not intended. I'm
using german settings for the keyboard. Note that I don't use
-15 (instead of -1) so I don't have the Euro currency symbol
in gnp, but I have it in OpenOffice (Alt-Gr + E). Maybe it
works with -15, too.

Further testing:

	Works in X-Terminal (standard xterm)
	Works in Sylpheed (Gtk 2)
	Works in GNotepad+ (Gtk 1)
	Works in OpenOffice 3.0.0 M9/9358 (german version)

Maybe you want to try it.

Here are some Pound signs for copy & paste: £ £ £ £ £ £ £ £ £.
Use them wisely and in peace. :-)

> And, what actually is the process for reporting
> bugs or getting help with problem like this.

I don't think it's a "problem", it's just a "strangely
appearing circumstance of misconfiguration". :-)

>From Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

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