Thursday, June 09, 2011

How to get the º (degree symbol) and € (Euro symbol) in Windows 7

This is a follow-up to my post of two years ago on how to get the above symbols in Ubuntu and OS X.
First, you must make sure that NumLock is activated for the number pad at the right side of your keyboard.
Then, hold down the Alt key (left alt) and hit the following key sequence on the number pad:

€ = Alt 0128
º = Alt 0176

The symbols will appear when you release the Alt key.
They work equally well in Windows XP but not in Ubuntu.
Here's a link to a lot more symbols you can get with the Alt key and the Number Pad.

1 comment:

  1. Me, again...
    Ubuntu 12.04
    Keyboard: USA, laptop
    Layout: English (International AltGr dead keys)

    I think this work for every ubuntu

    ComposeKey+o+o = °
    ComposeKey+*+0 = trouble with my layout
    ComposeKey+0+* = trouble with my layout

    The default ComposeKey is Shift+AltGr that's the conflict with my layout

    If I manually set ComposeKey to Right Control then:

    ComposeKey+*+0 = °
    ComposeKey+0+* = °
    ComposeKey+o+o = ° (same behavior)

    but there is some kind of delay that complicates the typing