This article contains information about how you can enable
support for the Euro currency symbol in the programs listed at the beginning of
In Europe, a new currency called the Euro has been created.
As of June 1998, the Euro does not exist as legal tender, but as a tradable
commodity. In a few years, Euro notes and coins will be used as legal tender in
several countries of Europe.
Like the United States dollar, the
British pound sterling, and the Japanese yen, the Euro has a distinct symbol.
The new Euro symbol resembles the capital letter "C" with two horizontal lines
through the center of the "C".
None of the programs listed at the
beginning of this article include native support for the Euro symbol. Also,
none of the codepages and fonts included with Microsoft Windows 95 and
Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 include support for the Euro symbol. However, it is
possible to download codepages and fonts that will allow you to use the Euro
symbol in these programs. NOTE
: Microsoft Windows 98 and Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 include native
support for the Euro symbol. However, you should still download the new Tahoma
font (see the "Euro-Compatible Tahoma Font" section, below) if you want to use
the Euro symbol in any of the programs listed at the beginning of this article.
Euro Currency Support for Microsoft Windows 98 and Microsoft Windows 2000
Windows 98 and Windows 2000 include native support for the Euro
symbol using the following fonts:
- Courier New
- MS Sans Serif
- Times New Roman
Euro Currency Support for Microsoft Windows 95
If you want to use the Euro symbol in any of the programs listed
at the beginning of this article, you should download and install an updated
The following file
is available for download from the Microsoft Download
information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following
article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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any unauthorized changes to the file.
Save the program to your hard disk drive. When you run
Tahoma32.exe, it will install new Tahoma and Tahoma Bold fonts, and it will
prompt you to restart your computer. Tahoma32.exe installs the files that are
listed in the following table.
Tahoma.ttf Updated Tahoma font
Tahomabd.ttf Updated Tahoma Bold font
Typing a Euro Symbol
To type a Euro symbol, make sure that you are using a font that
supports the Euro symbol, and then follow these steps:
- Hold down the ALT key.
- Using the numeric keypad, type 0128.
- Release the ALT key.
The Euro symbol should appear on the screen.
Printing the Euro Symbol
To print the Euro symbol, your printer must be able to print text
as graphics, or print TrueType fonts as bitmap soft fonts.
information about printing text as graphics and printing TrueType fonts as
bitmap soft fonts, consult the printed documentation provided with your
For more information about printing the
Euro symbol, click the following article number to view the article in the
Microsoft Knowledge Base:
The Euro symbol is not printed
For more information about the Euro, please use your Web
browser to go to the following address:
This Web page contains information about Euro support and links
to other relevant Web pages, including the official European Union Web site.
You can also download additional Euro-compatible fonts from the