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    Sign for Euro currency

    What is the simplest way of creating the Euro sign and allocating it to a keystroke that most programs will not interfere with?
    My standard keyboard (probaly keybuk but I've forgotten how to check) already has dollar $ on shift-4 and pound sterling on shift-3 and hash # beside return-key, and I don't want to lose any of these. The one key I hardly ever have a use for is at the extreme top left, below esc, and writes ` in normal mode,
    All help gratefully received!

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    Re: Sign for Euro currency

    See if Ctrl+Alt+4 generates the Euro symbol on your PC, it is the standard shortcut on a UK English keyboard.

    If that doesn't work, which Windows version are you using?

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    Re: Sign for Euro currency

    Super - thank you, Hans.
    All help gratefully received!

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    Re: Sign for Euro currency

    You should probably have the
    <font face="Script MT Bold"><font color=blue><big><big>John</big></big></font color=blue></font face=script>

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    Re: Sign for Euro currency

    Thank you , John Gray, for your added and interesting response. I had a lot of trouble macro-ing ctrl+alt+4 on to that target key, until I recognised that my usual type-face - Garamond - has no Euro symbol in its normal style.
    And I've often wondered what Alt Gr stood for. Oh for the good old days of comprehensive printed manuals.
    All help gratefully received!

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    Re: Sign for Euro currency

    Alt Gr was the shortened form of "Alternate Graphics", which key doesn't exist on US keyboards, but which enables you to produce the character shown as a split vertical bar, to the left of the "1" key, and the euro symbol. I understand the origin of AltGr was on IBM mainframe terminal keyboards, but it's about 15 years since I've used one of these!

    John

    PS I'm not going to go on and on about how Microsoft character sets and keyboards have made a complete pig's ear of the split and continuous vertical bar characters... (But I could if plied with enough Diet Coke with Lemon!) ((Did you know that the Australians have Diet Coke with Lime??))
    <font face="Script MT Bold"><font color=blue><big><big>John</big></big></font color=blue></font face=script>

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    Re: Sign for Euro currency

    For US versions of Office: shortcut for Euro symbol is Ctrl-Alt-E (not 4). By default right Alt works the same as left Alt.

    For US versions of Windows: shortcut for Euro symbol is Alt-0128 (hold Alt and type 0128 on Numeric Keypad).

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    Re: Sign for Euro currency

    Ctrl+Alt+E produces the Euro symbol in all recent versions of Word (not just US), but not in other Office apps in general.

    Alt+0128 should work on all recent Windows versions (not just US) and in all applications.

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