Today, I had to type some text that included some financial figures, but for some reason I got a TM-sign on screen every time I typed the Euro-sign by pressing the key-combo [ALT]+.
I’ve never had this before.
What is wrong ?
How you got this problem is unclear, but the solution is simple.
Have a look at the top menu bar (of the Finder), is there a US-flag next to the current time ?
If so, your keyboard is set to US-layout and in US-keyboardlayout the [ALT]+ key-combo will give the TM-sign (Trademark-sign) on screen.
To change that, do this :
- click on the US-flag in the top menu bar (of the Finder)
- in the pulldown menu, click on “Open Keyboard Preferences…”
- in the window that opens, make sure the “Input sources”-tab is selected, then click on de + (Plus-sign) bottom left
- from the list in the pulldown window that opens, choose “British” (UK-flag)
- then click “Add”
- back in the previous window, click on “(UK-flag) British” at the left to select it
- then close the Preferences window by clicking the red button top left
- then in the top menu bar (of the Finder) make sure there is a UK-flag
- if there still is a US-flag, click on it and select the UK-flag from the pulldown menu
…then try typing the [ALT]+ key-combo in a text and see if it works
…that’s it ! enjoy 😉
I have a Union Jack on the top of Finder, but it still types TM when I type Alt+ command+ shift, as well as Alt+shift. I get TM with both of the input
Thanks for the feedback.
Sorry to hear this doesn’t work for you yet.
I’ve had a quick look for you, and from what I’m seeing, you probably have chosen “British – PC” instead of “British” (a.k.a. “British – Mac”), so try to change that first.
Else, change the keyboard-layout to “Irish” or any other country within the Euro-zone that has a QWERTY-keyboard-layout (e.g. “Dutch”, but not “German” or “French”, because those have QUERTZ and AZERTY respectively).
> click on the flag-icon in the top menu bar
> select “Open Keyboard Prefecences” from the pulldown menu
> from the Keyboard window that opens, make sure the “Input Sources” tab is selected
> click on the plus-sign bottom-left
> select “English” from the list on the left
> select “British” or “Irish” (do not choose “British – PC”, “Australian”, “Canadian English”, “U.S.” nor “U.S. International – PC” !!)
> look at the onscreen keyboard on the right, press the ALT-key on your keyboard (hardware) and make sure the “2” changes into a “€” and not “TM” when you press the ALT-key
> then click the “Add” button
Hope this helps – enjoy !
My MacBook will only show the € when i select British PC!!
Thanks for the feedback !
That’s a great find that will probably help a lot of others too
Thanks & enjoy 😉