Display and enter the euro and other currency symbols

Microsoft Word provides full support for displaying and entering the euro Euro currency symbol and other currency symbols.

ShowUse the Symbol dialog box to insert the euro and other currency symbols

  1. On the Insert menu, click Symbol.
  2. In the Font box, click a font that supports the symbol you want.
  3. In the Subset box, click Currency Symbols.

If Currency Symbols is not available, then the selected font does not support currency symbols.

  1. In the from box, click Unicode (hex).

The set of characters is limited if you select something other than Unicode (hex) in the from box. For example, if you select a local code page rather than Unicode (Unicode: A character encoding standard developed by the Unicode Consortium. By using more than one byte to represent each character, Unicode enables almost all of the written languages in the world to be represented by using a single character set.), you will see a correspondingly reduced set of characters in the Symbol dialog box.

  1. Select the currency symbol you want, and then click Insert.


The name of the selected symbol is displayed in the lower-left corner of the Symbols tab.

ShowType the euro currency symbol

The following keyboard shortcut works for all keyboard layouts:

  • Type 20ac, and then press ALT+X.

Word automatically displays the euro symbol in the correct font.

Depending on your keyboard layout, you can also use the following keyboard shortcuts:

ALT+0128 (numeric pad)

Arabic, Hebrew, Turkish, or United States 101 keyboard

ALT+0136 (numeric pad)

Cyrillic keyboard


Belgian, Belgian Dutch 120, Croatian, Czech, Czech 101, Czech Programmer's, Danish, Dutch KBD143, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, German (IBM), German (Standard), Icelandic, Italian, Italian 142, Latvian, Lithuanian, Lithuanian (New), Macedonian (FYROM) (Cyrillic), Norwegian, Portuguese-KBD163, Serbian (Cyrillic), Serbian (Latin), Slovak, Slovak-QWERTY, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Swiss French, Swiss German, Turkish F 440, or Turkish Q 179 keyboard

ALT GR+epsilon

Greek keyboard


Irish, Latvian-QWERTY, or United Kingdom keyboard


Greek Latin or United States-International keyboard


Hungarian, Hungarian 101, Polish or Polish Programmer's keyboard

 Note   If your printer does not have the euro currency symbol in its resident fonts, a box will be printed instead of the euro currency symbol. Contact your printer vendor to find out how to update your printer fonts to include the euro currency symbol.

Applies to:
Word 2003