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Old Jun 28th, 2006, 10:20 AM
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Euro sign on US (Mac) keyboard?

Can someone more adept than I am please tell me how to type the euro sign on a US (Mac) keyboard? (I am tired of writing simply E.) Many thanks!
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Old Jun 28th, 2006, 10:39 AM
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shift+option+2 = €
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Old Jun 28th, 2006, 11:11 AM
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Since not all keyboards produce characters that render correctly with all browsers, the preferred way to post the Euro sign is to use the HTML code, thus:

€ (note the trailing semicolon)
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Old Jun 28th, 2006, 12:43 PM
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€€€ Wow..shift plus option plus 2....€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€ Thank you!!!

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Old Jun 28th, 2006, 01:02 PM
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Would you also like to know how to make accents on a Mac, like é, è, ô, and ç?

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Old Jun 28th, 2006, 01:38 PM
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Yes, please, Anselm. I would love to learn how to make these marks!
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Old Jun 28th, 2006, 01:48 PM
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Ç - shift option c

Ô - shift option j

not sure about the other two . . .
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Old Jun 28th, 2006, 02:22 PM
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Well thank you! Is there a web page where these types of things are listed or shall I just write them down? Thanks from one who still uses pen and paper!!
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Old Jun 28th, 2006, 02:34 PM
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I have a Mac and when I purchased, I specified a Spanish keyboard (I do a lot of writing in Spanish, so I need the accents right there). So, though that may sound drastic, if you use them a lot, it is helpful.
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Old Jun 28th, 2006, 02:50 PM
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If you don't care whether your shift+option combinations are legible to anyone else, knock yourself out.

But if you want your deathless prose to be readable to ANYone using ANY browser, then use the HTML standards like the grownups do.

é
è
ô
ç


An exhaustive list can be found at

http://www.faqs.org/docs/htmltut/cha...amsupp_69.html
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Old Jun 28th, 2006, 02:51 PM
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Here you go, ekscrunchy:

é = option+e, e
è = option+`, e
ô = option+i, o
î = option+i, i
ç = option+c
ö = option+u, o
¢ = option+$

Hope that makes sense. There are a whole bunch of other symbols if you play around with the option key, including pounds sterling, but that escapes me at the moment.

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Old Jun 28th, 2006, 02:51 PM
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Old Jun 28th, 2006, 02:57 PM
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Flashback:

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34664331

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Old Jun 28th, 2006, 04:09 PM
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Ansel,
That is so cool! I couldn't get over my new power!
€€€€ !

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How about the standard Alt + 0128 €
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Old Jun 28th, 2006, 04:44 PM
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Well shift + option + 2 works on aol - not sure about others.
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Wow!!! Thanks so much.This is one thread I will send myself..
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Old Jun 28th, 2006, 08:45 PM
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£ is the easiest (just another reason why I LOVE my mac and don't have to remember amperands, number strings and such - but of course some people won't approve they think writing code is the be all and end all )

opt + 3 £ £ £ two key strokes - soooooo easy.

Anselm - thanks for the others

é, ö -- ooh this is fun
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Old Jun 28th, 2006, 08:52 PM
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ampersands - - - - Oh well, it's late . . . . .
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I have the Apple powerbook... and somehow I found a character palette (this appears as a small American flag in the upper right hand corner of my screen) that let's you simply open a list of currency symbols, accented latin characters et. - you just click the one you want and hit insert and it appears in your text.

oh wait ! I found it again. click on systems preferences, click on international, then on Input Menu.
when the screen comes up, click on Character Palette and the little US flag if it's not checked. make sure you check the little box at the bottom that says "show input menu in menu bar".

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