I have a US English keyboard. How do I enter a euro symbol in Ubuntu? I can't find the symbol in character map, and I don't really want to change keyboard layout just to type one symbol occasionally.
Method 1) Use the compose key.
Compose key sequences for €
In fact, you can type the characters following the compose key in either order.
So compose key+=+c or compose key+=+e also work.
To set the compose key in 13.10,
To set the compose key in earlier versions,
Compose key options are hard-coded in Gnome-based systems. See the Gtk compose key table.
Method 2) Use the Alternative Characters Key (also called the 3rd level chooser in earlier versions
This way is a little more complicated to set up, but will give you a 2-character sequence.
The single-quotes are required. If you already have options listed, separate strings with commas.
For example, I have the compose key set to
The order of the strings doesn't matter. You can see that I chose the menu key and put the euro symbol on 4.
Now, alternative char key+4 produces
If you use English (US) keyboard layout and you don't want to change it, the the fastest way would be to use Ctrl+Shift+U key combination and then type
Now if you want, for example, to change the
From now you can type
To switch back to
To get this change for every session, create a file called
Then, create a file called
In the same mode you can set any other key combination to type
On a Ubuntu 13.10 equipped macbook air 2013 with a English (mac) keyboard, the shortcut is
Alt Gr + 4 = € on my keyboard
so clearly different depending on keyboard mine bought in UK