Given how useful the # key is, it has always annoyed me that on the standard UK Apple keyboard, getting a # key requires keying Alt-3 to get it to appear.
If you are doing web development with jquery, or writing shell scripts or python, you end up using this key a lot and Alt-3 just doesn't work for me. However, on the left of the recent Apple keyboard, there is the § key. I've never used §, I guess somebody must.
Anyway, so I went and found Ukelele, a keyboard layout editor, and modified the keyboard map to put the # where the § used to be, and the result is what I call the BritishLHash keyboard layout.
How to use this:
That's all there is to it. I've been using this mapped file for a year or so, and it works fine in OS X 10.5 and 10.6.
Or if you want to meddle with keymaps and propose changes, have a look at the github repo grasuth/britishlhash.
Updated: 13 July 2013: The file on posterous had gone, so now the keylayout file is hosted on github.comments powered by Disqus