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How Do I Type the Euro (€) Symbol?

Simple Microsoft Word for Windows instructions for typing the euro symbol (€) along with technical information about Windows OS properties.

Updated March 13, 2023 (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.

Many international Windows versions offer their own easy ways to insert this symbol. To insert the euro symbol in most European locales, press AltGr + E. In the UK, press AltGr + 4. In Hungry and Poland, press AltGr + 5.

Additionally, you can find the euro symbol in Microsoft Word’s Advanced Symbols library. Access the Advanced Symbols library under the Insert tab. Once in the library, double-click the euro symbol to include it in your document.

NOTE: In order for these steps to work, the font you are using must support the euro symbol.

Additional Resources:

Looking for additional resources on keyboard shortcuts? Check out our "Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcut Guide."


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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