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How do I type the Euro (€) symbol?

Updated May 23, 2012 (by Editor)

The Euro sign or symbol (€) is not difficult to insert into a Microsoft Word document. To type the Euro symbol (€) in Microsoft Word for Windows, press CRTL + ALT + E.

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Originally posted June 23, 1999

Microsoft Windows OS Technical Information

A. If in the above question you see the Euro symbol you have either Service Pack 4 installed, the Euro hotix for Service Pack 3, or Windows 2000, if you see something else you need to install either of the aforementioned fixes or you are not using Internet Explorer. Netscape does not seem to understand the Euro symbol. Also the fix also applies to True Type fonts and not Postscript.

Once installed to type the Euro symbol just press <Ctrl + Alt + 4> at the same time.

The keys used may be different in other European countries, e.g. its <Ctrl + Alt + 5> on a Swedish keyboard (so I'm informed) or <Alt Gr + E>

For NT4 Terminal Server edition, with only service pack 3 installed, one could download from Microsoft a patch name EUROFIXI.exe, This patch is included in service pack 4 for the Terminal Server Edition. 

Under the Terminal Server / Citrix Environment one could use also ALT 0128 for the € sign (US keyboard layout & settings).

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