Microsoft Euro Currency Support for Windows
This update adds Euro currency symbol support to the Microsoft Windows 95 and NT operating system. To display the euro symbol, please select one of these three core fonts: Arial, Courier New, or Times New Roman.

Note :

  • All European language versions (except Cyrillic/Russian) are supported.
  • The euro symbol is not supported in the MS San Serif font which is used in some dialog boxes such as the currency symbol box in the regional setting of the control panel and the currency symbol box of format cells in Microsoft Excel. Any euro symbol entered is valid even though it is displayed as a black box. Monetary formats in Excel will have the euro symbol displayed properly as long as one of the three core fonts is selected.
  • Notepad can not display the euro symbol because it does not use core fonts.

NOTE: This update is not intended for use on PCs running Microsoft Windows 98.

Microsoft Windows 95 and NT except Cyrillic (Russian) and Asian language versions.

Using the Euro Character
This section provides additional technical details on how the user can enter the euro character into text. International keyboard combinations are described below, as well as relevant Unicode characters.

How to Insert the Euro Character into Text

Users can insert the euro character in the following ways:

  • Many of the world's keyboards are updated to accommodate the new character. The appropriate key combinations are included in the table below.
  • Users can insert the euro character by selecting Insert | Symbol from the menu. The euro character is under Font "normal text" and the subset "currency symbols."
  • Users can type the euro character from any keyboard by holding down the ALT key and typing "0128" on the numeric keypad on any keyboard.
Euro Key Combinations
Danish, Estonia, Finnish, Faroese, Greek Latin, Icelandic, Norwegian, Portugese, Swedish US-International, Italian, Italian 142, Spanish
Latvia, Latvia-QWERTY, United Kingdom, Irish
ALT GR+E Belgian (French KBD120), Belgian Dutch 120, Dutch - KBD143, French, Swiss German, Swiss French, German, German_IBM, Croatian/Slovenian, Serbian_Latin, Serbian_Cyrillic, Macedonian_Cyrillic, Turkish F440, Turkish Q 179, Lithuania, Lithuanian_New, Czech, Czech 101, Czech_Programmer's, Slovak, Slovak(QWERTY)
All Greek
ALT GR+U Hungarian, Hungarian 101, Polish, Polish Programmer's


Euro Character Unicode

The euro character has been assigned the Unicode character U+20AC. It will occupy the following locations in the Windows code pages:

Euro Key Unicode Locations
in Windows Code Pages
1250 - Central Europe
1251 - Cyrillic
1252 - Western Europe 0x80
1253 - Greek
1254 - Turkish 0x80
1255 - Hebrew 0x80
1256 - Arabic 0x80
1257 - Baltic 0x80
1258 - Vietnamese 0x80
874 - Thai 0x80


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