ProZ.com global directory of translation services
 The translation workplace
Ideas

 
Pages in topic:   [1 2] >
User
Thread poster: Tamara Zahran
How to type the Euro sign on my keyboard

Tamara Zahran  Identity Verified
Local time: 08:31
English to Arabic
Nov 10, 2004

Hello all,

I have Windows XP Professional and use Labtec keyboard, English and Arabic, there is a key for the Dollar sign on my keyboard, but I would like to know if there is a way to type the Euro and Sterling Pound on such a keyboard. It's not a problem in Word, because I can always use the Symbols and assign a shortcut key for the symbols I want. But what about using these symbols in other applications or on the Internet, for example?

Thank you in advance


Direct link
 

PatriziaM.  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:31
English to Italian
+ ...
Eur on the same key of "e" Nov 10, 2004


Tamara Zahran wrote:

Hello all,

I have Windows XP Professional and use Labtec keyboard, English and Arabic, there is a key for the Dollar sign on my keyboard, but I would like to know if there is a way to type the Euro and Sterling Pound on such a keyboard.
(cut)

Thank you in advance


In my keyboard (an HP keyboard) the Eur sign is on the same key of the letter "e", the Sterling Pound is on the same key of the number "3".
I hope it helps you.


Direct link
 

Doaa El Hefnawy  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:31
English to Arabic
+ ...
Typing the Euro and Sterling Signs Nov 10, 2004

Dear Tamara,

To type the Euro sign in Windows, you press the alt key+0128. As for the Sterling pound symbol, you can type it by pressing the alt key+0163. You can have a look at this site where it lists ways to type different currency symbols:
http://www.fonts.com/fontent/fontent_home.asp?nCo=AFMT&con=fyti_currency

Please note that you have to type the 4-digit code on the numeric keypad (do not use the normal number keys) while holding down the Alt key.

There were also past discussion in the forums, such as:
http://www.proz.com/post/41613

Hope this helps.

[Edited at 2004-11-10 21:13]


Direct link
 

Almir Comor MITI  Identity Verified
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Local time: 07:31
Member (2004)
English to Croatian
+ ...
Euro and Pound signs Nov 10, 2004

My keyboard has no Euro or Pound sign either, so hopefully this can help:

€ = right ALT + "E" (or, left CTRL + ALT + "E")

£ = right ALT + "L" (or, left CTRL + ALT + "L")

HTH


Direct link
 

Andrea Appel
Canada
Local time: 01:31
English to German
+ ...
Start-Run Nov 10, 2004

Go to Start then run

type CHARMAP into run and you will get all the characters than just copy and paste €

I hope this is what you meant

Andrea


Direct link
 

11thmuse  Identity Verified
Local time: 15:31
English to Dutch
+ ...
Hotkeys Nov 10, 2004

In Office (Word) you could make a hot key. Go to insert>symbol> make your hot key. My Euro in Word is Ctrl + Alt + 5

Direct link
 

SwissTell
Local time: 01:31
Member
German to English
+ ...
a lot of good advice Nov 10, 2004

to a question which I also had lingering in the back of my mind. Thank you all for so many solutions that I find myself
spoilt by such great assistance!


Direct link
 

Andrea Appel
Canada
Local time: 01:31
English to German
+ ...
CTRL + Alt +E Nov 10, 2004


Andrea Di Marco wrote:

Go to Start then run

type CHARMAP into run and you will get all the characters than just copy and paste €

I hope this is what you meant

Andrea


CTRL + Alt + E press altogether this is it on my keyboard.


Direct link
 

Uldis Liepkalns  Identity Verified
Latvia
Local time: 08:31
Member (2003)
English to Latvian
+ ...
Yes, but only within Office Nov 10, 2004

while Alt+ 0128, suggested above, works also in, say, Eudora.

Uldis


Andrea Di Marco wrote:
CTRL + Alt + E press altogether this is it on my keyboard.


Direct link
 

Rick Henry  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 00:31
Italian to English
+ ...
Right ALT + 5... Nov 11, 2004

If you use US International keyboard with dead keys you can simply do a RIGHT ALT + 5 in any application. You may need to use another keyboard layout, but in Windows 2000 and above you should be able to change the keyboard layout on the fly.

R.
==


Direct link
 
Stephen Mulraney
Local time: 07:31
Polish to English
Ctrl+Alt = AltGr Nov 11, 2004

By the way, Control+Alt is the same as "AltGr" (or whatever the righthand "alt" key is called on your keyboard).

Direct link
 

Xenia Wong  Identity Verified
Local time: 00:31
English to Spanish
+ ...
Wonderful Tips Nov 20, 2004

Thanks for all these great tips. I learn something new from my colleagues every single day!

Direct link
 
uktechgal
Local time: 06:31
English
How to type Euro/Pound Sterling sign on US laptop keyboard Sep 9, 2005

Hello,

I am new to this site and recently moved to the UK with my US-configured IBM laptop keyboard. I am familiar with how to use the Windows international settings, Word's insert symbol and keystroke shortcuts, and the Character Map. However, I would really LOVE suggestions on how to create keyboard shortcuts that work universally to allow me to easily switch back and forth between US/UK/Euro currency symbols.

The Alt-0163 etc. shortcuts work very poorly on a laptop as there is no separate number keypad and the shortcuts don't work with the regular number keys. The Right-Alt key (as previously mentioned) launches the menu system.

Any advice would be much appreciated. Thank you very much,

LL


Direct link
 
mtnc6pm
English
Apple sign Mar 15, 2008

Good day to everyone,

I also have a similar question but it is something different in a way. Well, of course many, if not, of us know the Apple sign by MacOS. Is there anyone who knows how to type it in? What is the alt + key combination?

Thanks.


Direct link
 
u09999
more complicated keyboard Jul 1, 2011

It might be more complicated on my keyboard, those explanations that I have read on this websites just does not work, I have tried tto use all of them unfortunatelly I had to give up and do some research by myself and in my opinion when it does not work by pressing Alt and 5 then we have to add this sign in Windows, those programs like to add key shortcuts, otherwsie they behave unresponsivelly to those commands, they like to be programmed the way we want to use them so in this case the symbol Euro has to be saved in Windows shortcuts buttons.

Direct link
 
Pages in topic:   [1 2] >


To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:

Moderator(s) of this forum
Natalie[Call to this topic]
Nilton Junior[Call to this topic]
Prachya Mruetusatorn[Call to this topic]

You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

How to type the Euro sign on my keyboard






SDL Trados Studio 2014
The leading translation software. Save 15% on ProZ.com

SDL Trados Studio provides translators with all the tools they need for translation, terminology management, review, managing projects, machine translation and more, in one simple and easy-to-use environment.

More info »
memoQ translator pro 2013
ProZ.com members receive a 20% discount on memoQ

memoQ is a tool from translators to translators: no matter whether your clients give you files in the original file formats or supply you with project packages in other translation tools, you can use memoQ to guarantee timely delivery, high productivity a

More info »