There are 19 countries use Euro as their currency making a Eurozone. Euro is the most traded currency after United States Dollar. In a standard US keyboard, you can find $ symbol on the number 4 key. However, on most of the European keyboard you will find € on the number 4 key. If you don’t find Euro symbol on your keyboard or wanted to type Euro symbol using English keyboard then you can use keyboard shortcuts for Euro symbol.
Keyboard Shortcuts for Euro Symbol
Euro symbol is part of Unicode currency symbols and below is the shortcuts summary for inserting Euro sign on your documents.
|Symbol Name||Euro Symbol|
|Alt Code Shortcut (Windows)||Alt 8364|
|Alt X Shortcut (Word)||20AC Alt X|
|Alt Code Shortcut (Mac)||Option 20AC|
|HTML Entity Decimal||€|
|HTML Entity Hexadecimal||€|
|HTML Entity Name||€|
1. Inserting € Symbol in Windows
1.1. Insert € on Windows Using Alt Code
On Windows based documents, you can use one of the alt key and press the numbers 8364 using number pad. This alt code shortcut will produce € symbol. However, you need keyboard with number pad and standard laptop keyboards will not work with this shortcut.
1.2. Alternate Keyboard Shortcut for Windows
Windows also support an alternate keyboard shortcut for Euro symbol. Press “Alt + Control + E” keys to make a € symbol wherever you want on your documents. On European keyboards, you can use “AltGr + E” keys to type the symbol.
1.3. Using Emoji Keyboard in Windows
Euro is one of the emoji symbols in Unicode standard with the code pint as U+20AC. Windows 10 has a emoji keyboard for inserting all Unicode emoji symbols. This is the easy and best way to insert Euro symbol on your documents.
- Press “Win + ;” or “Win + .” keys to open emoji keyboard.
- Type “euro” to filter the symbols.
- Click on € sign to insert on your document.
1.4. Using AutoCorrect in Microsoft Word Documents
By default, the AutoCorrect settings in Microsoft Word and other documents allow you to insert Euro symbol with a shortcut. You can type (e) and press spacebar, the AutoCorrect settings will automatically convert (e) into € symbol. If this does not work, you can add the shortcut in your AutoCorrect settings manually.
- Open Word document and navigate to “File > Options” menu.
- Click on “AutoCorrect Options…” button under “Proofing” tab.
- On the popup, check you have an entry for Euro as (e) under “Replace text as you type”.
- If not, you can also manually create a new entry for replacing a text with a symbol.
1.5. Alt + X Shortcuts for Microsoft Word
You also have an alternate keyboard shortcut for Microsoft Word using hexadecimal Unicode value. Press 20AC using normal keyboard keys, press alt and then X keys to convert the code into € symbol.
1.6. Using Character Map in Windows
Character Map is an independent app in Windows to find symbols and special characters.
- Type “character map” in the Windows Search box and open the app. Alternatively, you can press “Win + R” to open Run prompt and open the command charmap.
- Euro symbol is available under many fonts. You can select the font as “Arial” or “Rockwell”.
- Scroll down to the bottom on the symbols and find the Euro symbol.
- Double click to select the symbol or click on the symbol to highlight and then click “Select” button.
- Finally click “Copy” button to copy the symbol to clipboard.
- You can paste the copied symbol on your document using “Control + V” shortcut.
2. Inserting € Symbol in MacBook
Similar to Windows, macOS also offers different ways to insert € symbol on documents.
2.1. Using Alt Code Shortcut on Mac
On Mac keyboard, you will see the alt keys with the name “option”. You can use this option key to insert symbols on Mac.
- First change the keyboard input to Unicode Hex Input method.
- Hold one of the option keys and type 20AC.
- Release the keys to make Euro sign.
2.2. Using Keyboard Shortcut on Mac
If you don’t want to switch the input methods, simply press “Option + Shift + 2” keys to produce Euro symbol. If this creates ™ symbol then try “Option + 2” to type Euro symbol.
2.3. Using Character Viewer on Mac
Similar to Character Map on Windows, Mac has Character Viewer app to insert symbols.
- Press “Command + Control + Spacebar” to open Character Viewer app when you are in Pages or other documents. Alternatively, you can also go to the “Edit > Emoji & Symbols” menu to open Character Viewer.
- Click on “Currency Symbols” and look for Euro sign.
- Double click on the symbol to insert standard Euro symbol.
- The advantage with Character Viewer is that it has more than 400 predefined variations of Euro symbol. You can easily choose different variations to insert without modifying on your own.
3. Type € on Web Documents
- On HTML documents, use the decimal code in the format &# 8364; or use hexadecimal code in this format &#X 20AC; to produce € sign.
- Euro symbol also has an HTML entity name as & euro; which you can directly use on your documents.
- Remember, you should publish or open he HTML file in browser to view the symbol. It will not be shown immediately on the text editor after you type the code.
By default, the Euro sign will look like below on your documents and browser.
When inserting Euro sign on your documents, you can create variations similar to any text content. You can change the color, increase or decrease the font size and apply different font family.
On Mac Character Viewer, you can choose the unique style of Euro symbol from the hundreds of font variations already available.
Additional Euro Symbols
In addition to standard Euro, there are two more Euro related symbols in Unicode point system.
- Old European currency unit sign ₠, you can type this symbol using alt + 8352 in Windows and option + 20A0 in Mac.
- Banknote with Euro sign emoji 💶, you can type this emoji symbol using alt + 128182 shortcut.