Euro Currency Not Available in Windows NT Character Sets

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SYMPTOMS

In 1999, countries in the European Community (EC) will begin to use a single currency named the euro. The euro has an associated symbol called the euro currency symbol. There currently is not a keystroke in Windows NT that maps to the euro currency symbol.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
152734 How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack

For your convenience, the English version of this post-SP3 hotfix has been posted to the following Internet location.

ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/bussys/winnt/winnt-public/fixes/usa/NT40/hotfixes-postSP3/euro-fix/

NOTE: This Post-SP3 hotfix was updated on May 18, 1999 to include the following fonts. The updated version of this hotfix will ship in the next Windows NT service pack:
  • Arial Black
  • Comic Sans MS
  • Impact
  • Lucida Sans Unicode
  • Lucida Console
  • Tahoma
  • Verdana
For developers who use the euro currency symbol, you may need to recompile the resources on a computer running Windows NT 4.0 with SP4.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT 4.0. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4.0 Service Pack 4.

MORE INFORMATION

For information on the Windows NT 4.0, Terminal Server Edition version of this fix, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
196538 Euro Currency Not Available in Windows NT WTS Character Sets
For information on the Windows NT 3.51 version of this fix, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
197290 Euro Currency Not Available in Windows NT 3.51 Character Sets

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Article ID: 182005 - Last Review: October 7, 2013 - Revision: 1.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
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