How to type the euro sign

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Microsoft Office Excel 2003 provides full support for entering the euro sign Euro currency symbol and for working with values in euro currency with Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98 and Windows NT 4.0 with Service Pack 4 or later.

Entering the euro currency symbol     To type the euro currency symbol, use the following keys.

Press On these keyboard layouts
ALT+0136 (numeric keypad, NUM LOCK must be on) Cyrillic
AltGr+E Belgian (French KBD120), Belgian Dutch 120, Croatian/Slovenian, 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), FYRO Macedonian (Cyrillic), Norwegian, Portuguese KBD163, Serbian (Cyrillic), Serbian (Latin), Slovak, Slovak (QWERTY), Spanish, Swedish, Swiss French, Swiss German, Turkish F 440, Turkish Q 179
AltGr+epsilon Greek IBM 220, Greek IBM 319, Greek IBM 220 Latin, Greek IBM 319 Latin
AltGr+4 Irish, Latvian (QWERTY), United Kingdom
AltGr+5 Greek Latin, U.S. (International)
AltGr+U Hungarian, Hungarian 101, Polish, Polish Programmer's
ALT+0128 (numeric keypad, NUM LOCK must be on) Others


  • If your keyboard doesn't have an AltGr key, use the right Alt key. The AltGr combinations are not implemented on U.S. keyboards.
  • Excel recognizes the euro sign as currency, even if you haven't designated it as your regional currency symbol in Microsoft Windows Control Panel.
  • An alternate method for inserting the euro currency symbol is to click Symbol on the Insert menu and enter "20AC" as the Character code from the Unicode character set.
Applies to:
Excel 2003