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Is there any way to get the Euro symbol

 
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steve-myers

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 5:28 am    Post subject: Is there any way to get the Euro symbol
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I recently bought a new keyboard to replace the POS that came with a new system I bought a couple of years ago. One notable feature of the keyboard is one key has a Euro symbol on the numeric 5 key.

Is there any way to get the Euro symbol into a document in Windoze? I have tried Control-5 and Alt-5 with no success.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply to: Euro key
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can you try Ctrl + Alt + E
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:21 am    Post subject: Re: Reply to: Euro key
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RahulG31 wrote:
can you try Ctrl + Alt + E
Actually, no. I only have one usable hand.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply to: Euro key
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When I am in a text document, I change my keyboard to NL (Dutch) and use AltGr 5.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Euro key
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There's a couple of Accessability features of Windows. One is that you can get an on-screen clickable-image of a keyboard. The other is "sticky keys".

You can (at least I could) get to stick-keys by simply holding down a key too long. If I paused whilst typing, with a finger on Shift the lunatic computer would think I wanted sticky-keys. In older Windows, there was a bug in the code to allow you to not enter the "sticky" behaviour, so it was really annoying if you don't want it. Currently I think it is OK. So once set up, you hold a key until it "sticks" (like you pressed AltGr) and then press the next needed key (which you can also make stick if wanted). So, for me, with my UK keyboard, it is AltGr-4, unlike Peter.

There used to be some add-on "foot pedals" you could get (long ago). So you could use your feet for shift, alt, etc. I have no clue if they are still made, but I'd expect so.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Is there any way to get the Euro symbol
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Well, there is this site http://currencies.typeit.org/

And you can copy/paste the result.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:07 pm    Post subject:
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Hellol,

You could get Euro sign by pressing "ALT" key and then typing 0128 on the numeric keypad on the right.

But then again it would require two hands.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:07 pm    Post subject:
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As mentioned earlier, Ctrl+Alt+e works in Word, but you'd need "sticky keys" to do it with one hand.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:28 pm    Post subject:
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I assume that you're using Word.

Type 20AC (if the previous character is 0-9 or A-F, you must have a space before this string). Press ALT-X (this is doable with one hand; I know because I have very limited use of my left hand). Unless the font is something exotic like Webdings, that should generate €.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:30 pm    Post subject:
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On my keyboard € is on the 4 key and is accessed by AltGr+4. This could be a bit of a stretch, not so much if it is on the 5 key. AltGr being the right hand Alt key.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Is there any way to get the Euro symbol
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Whoops. Mine is the same a Nic's, not Peter's. AltGr-4. Edited in original...
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Is there any way to get the Euro symbol
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It is not that difficult, what ever keyboard you have change it to the language for the currency, and do the AltGr trick. It even worked for me on a Hebrew keyboard.

But it is not something very important, because the poster could have found out this for himself, reading all his previous comments.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:07 pm    Post subject:
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An alternative is to use EUR instead of the symbol.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2015 12:27 am    Post subject:
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UK keyboard here, € is on the 4 key and AltGr-4 and Cttl-Alt-4 both give me the € sign. Both are keyable with one hand.
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