How to Type the Euro Symbol (€) on Any Device

Learn how to type the euro symbol on your computer or mobile device, for any operating system.

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The euro (€) is the single currency of 19 out of 27 member states of the European Union. Collectively, this group of member states is also known as the “euro area” or “euro zone.”

If you want to type the euro symbol (€) on your computer or mobile device, this guide will show you how.

On Your Computer

The correct way to enter the euro symbol (€) on your computer depends on its operating system.

On Windows PCs, there are several ways to insert the euro symbol, but they only work in certain situations. In contrast, on the Mac there is only one way to do this—and it works every single time, in all applications.

On a Windows PC

With Alt Codes

To type the euro symbol (€) on a Windows PC, hold down the Alt key and type 0 + 1 + 2 + 8. (Type the numbers one after the other, without holding them down. For this key combination to work, you need to use the number pad with NumLock enabled.)

With Character Map

If you’re on a Windows laptop that doesn’t have a number pad, you won’t be able to use Alt codes. However, there is a workaround:

Press Windows + R to open the Run dialog box, type “charmap” (without the quotes), and press Enter. Locate the euro symbol (€) and then click the “Copy” button. You can now paste the symbol into any application.

In Microsoft Office

If you’re in a Microsoft Office app, like Word, PowerPoint, or Excel, you can type the euro symbol (€) by holding down the Ctrl + Alt + E keys.

On a Mac

To type the euro symbol (€) on a Mac, press and hold the Alt + Shift + 2 keys on your keyboard. (This key combination will insert the euro symbol into any application.)

On a Linux PC

In Linux, every character has its own Unicode number. You can type it by holding Ctrl + Shift, then typing U followed by the Unicode number for the character in question.

The Unicode number of the euro symbol (€) is U20AC.

So, to type the euro symbol in Linux, hold Ctrl + Shift + U, then release and type in 2 + 0 + A + C.

On Your Phone or Tablet

The ways to insert the euro symbol (€) on Android and iOS devices are strikingly similar. To find out what they are, read on.

On Android Devices

To type the euro symbol (€) on your Android phone or tablet, tap the ?123 button in the lower-left corner of the keyboard, then tap and hold your finger over the dollar ($) symbol.

A list of currency symbols will pop up. Without lifting your finger from the touch screen, move it over to the euro symbol and then release it.

On iOS Devices

To type the euro symbol (€) on your iPad or iPhone, tap the 123 button in the lower-left corner of the keyboard, then tap and hold your finger over the dollar ($) symbol.

A list of currency symbols will pop up. Without lifting your finger from the touch screen, move it over to the euro symbol and then release it.

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