On Mon, Jul 21, 2008, Glen Holcomb wrote:
> I think your question has confused me however all you need to do to enter an
> @ sign in irb is hold shift and press '2'.  You can't have a space between
> the @ and the rest of the token though.

This assumes that every keyboard has an @ above the 2, which is not the
case.  The original poster seems to be French.  Here's one example of a
french keyboard layout:

  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyboard_layout#French

There was a thread about this a little while ago.  Unfortunately, I
don't remember what the outcome was.  A little search might turn it up!

Ben