Finding the Euro symbol on your keyboard

With the Euro being the main currency in most European countries, there’s an increasing need to be able to type the Euro sign quickly and easily. Most UK keyboards list a € alongside the number 4, but pressing Shift + 4 only produces the $ (Dollar) sign. If you're looking to change currencies on your computer, here’s a guide to exchanging your hypothetical Dollars to Euros.

How to use the Euro key

Most keyboards have the Euro symbol on the 4 key at the top of your keyboard, but some combine it with the 5 or the E key.

If your keyboard has a dedicated Euro key, you won't need to worry about holding down other buttons at the same time - just tap the button and see if the € symbol appears.

If you can see the € symbol on your keyboard but can't get it to appear on your screen, you will need to use one of the following key combinations.

  • Hold Alt Gr and 4
  • Hold Ctrl, Alt and 4

If you've tried these steps and still can't see the Euro symbol, this could mean your keyboard has the Euro symbol on a different key. If you can spot the Euro symbol on a different key, repeat the steps above but with the alternative key instead.

Still struggling? If your keyboard has a number pad on the right hand side (or your laptop keyboard has a number lock) you can use Alt codes to get characters you wouldn't find normally. Hold down Alt and type 0128 to get a Euro key to appear.