begin John P . Looney quotation:
> On Mon, Mar 12, 2001 at 04:16:44PM -0800, Rick Moen mentioned:
>> Meanwhile, ISO-8859-15 (Latin-9) has the Euro at position 164 (A4h). To
>> quote the Linux kernel documentation, it's "an update to Latin 1 that
>> removes a handful of rarely used characters and instead adds support for
>> Estonian, corrects the support for French and Finnish, and adds the new
>> Euro character." That's probably your best standards-compliant
>> solution, unless and until we start bandying bad words like "Unicode".
>> But, what do you press in X to get it ?
>> Kate, who uses iso-8859-15
I'm not sure. It may be application-dependent. You may want to try
holding down Alt and pressing 164. Somewhere, I read that you press
"AltGr + E". Maybe that'll make more sense to you than it does to me.
By the way, the following excerpt from the Belian-HOWTO might also be
Support for the Euro symbol
Since Europe had to invent a new character, the Euro, there's a new
standard. It's called ISO-8859-15 (aka Latin-9 or Latin-0). To add
support you need both a
new font and new keymaps. This is part of every major distribution
nowadays, if you have an older distributions you probably need a newer
The changes in the keymap-file consist of the following lines:
keycode 18 = +e +E currency
keycode 46 = +c +C cent
And the following environment-variable should be set:
to make sure you're using the right font.
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