Euro symbol? Is it Alt gr and then some key ?

Euro symbol?

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IntPtrCommented:
Hi!

I believe it depend on what layout you are using, but on my keyboard it is ALT GR  + E.
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DansDadUKCommented:
... or you could hold down the 'Alt' key and then (on the Numeric keypad) type '0128' (without the quotes).
I can't remember if it matters whether or not 'Num Lock' is selected.

This key combination will select the character associated with decimal code 128 (hexadecimal 0x80).

For 8-bit display purposes, Windows systems in the western world usually use codepage 1252 ("Windows ANSI"); this coded-character-set includes the Euro symbol at 0x80 (it actually maps to U+20AC in Unicode, which is effectively what is used internally).

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TimorosCommented:
You can write ¬ by pressing ALT and holding it down while you enter 0128 !
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jcimarronCommented:
worded--Yes, it matters if NumLock is selected.
Toggle it OFF.
¬
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DansDadUKCommented:
Here is the result of ALT+0128:

¬

... but the display of this character as the Euro symbol will depend on the display apllication making use of CodePage 1252.
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DansDadUKCommented:
When I view (using IE8) this web page, the response from jcimarron, and my last response, which both purportedly include a character (0x80) which should be the Euro symbol (assuming CP1252), the character displayed is actually the "logical not symbol".

So perhaps, in this context, a different coded-character-set is expected?

Let's try UTF-8: ⬠(0xe282ac)

and see what that displays as.
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DansDadUKCommented:
... that is no more (or rather, it's less) successful!

Looking at the source of the page, Comments use class "richText" - I'm not sure what that implies (I'm not that conversant with HTML / XHTML / CSS / etc.).
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jcimarronCommented:
The E-E Post Comment window does not seem to be able to handle the code.  The Euro symbol shows when I type, but then when Submitted the other symbol appears. And many other symbols, such as Registered Sign, do not appear at all unless I use the Copy and Paste approach.  ®  ¬
I use IE7.
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jcimarronCommented:
Here is trying in Rich Text
¬  supposed to be Euro

®  supposed to be Registered
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
Alt Gr + 4
But in order to get the Euro symbol to appear your machine's international settings need to be a country where it is relevant (including the UK ;))  Won't work on E-E's rich text because the server settings are US and the euro symbol is not part of the extended character set.


euros.jpg
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wordedAuthor Commented:

Odd thing.  Users keyboard used to work on Alt Gr + 4  Im almost certain.

Now it doesnt.  




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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
Have you checked their regional and keyboard settings?
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wordedAuthor Commented:


I will have a look later.
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