How to Type Euro Sign (€) and Other Currency Symbols in Mac

In Mac, assuming you are using the US keyboard layout, you can enter the dollar sign ($) with the “Shift + 4” keyboard shortcut. What if you need to enter an European dollar sign (€)?

The answer is simple. The keyboard shortcut for Euro sign is “Option + Shift + 2“.

The next question is, what about Pound (£), Chinese Yen (¥) and many other currency signs?

For other currency signs, we can grab the respective symbol from the character viewer.

1. Go to “System Preferences -> Keyboard”. In the “Keyboard” tab, check the field “Show Keyboard & Character Viewers in menu bar”.

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2. Next, click the “Input Sources” button and check “Show Input menu in menu bar”. You should now see a flag in the menu bar.

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3. Click on the flag to bring down the menu and select “Show Character Viewer”.

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4. On the left pane of the Character viewer, select “Currency Symbol”. You will now see the various currency symbols. Simply double click on it to add it to the text field.

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That’s it.

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