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”.


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.


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


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.


That’s it.

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