How to Make the Euro Sign on a Keyboard

Your computer can create more characters that just what is on your keyboard. Foreign letters, accented characters, mathematical symbols and more are all available if you know the right code. These characters are sometimes referred to as ALT+NUMPAD characters, because you create them using a combination of the ALT key and a code on the number pad. When the Euro currency developed in the late 1990s, it took a few years before most fonts supported the symbol, but by 2010, most fonts do support it.

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You won't find the Euro sign on a American keyboard.


Choose a font that supports ANSI character set. Most web forms and common fonts like Times New Roman and Arial support these characters.


Press and hold down the "Alt" key.


Press "0128" on the numeric keypad. The Euro sign will now appear. Check the Windows ANSI list in the Resources section for more ALT+NUMPAD characters.

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