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Character such as '\' do not show on my ipython where it previously did

Is there a way that I can return to my regular 'keyboard' in ipython because in ipython I cannot express the '\' for example like I regularly do.. 'repeat: 7' keeps coming up although I press shift alt 7 on my mac which should result in the character '\' I do not know how to precede so that my characters such as in normal typing coming up and I can practice my coding..

We have an alternative console implementation that tends to work better with non-US, non-UK keyboards, and I've switched that on for your account -- could you try opening a new console and see if it works better for you?

thanks giles it does work now!

Excellent, thanks for confirming!