UK Keyboard Layout CTRL+(left)ALT+E Produces Euro Symbol Along with Accented Letter E

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On a computer that is running Windows 2000, with the English United Kingdom (UK) keyboard layout in use, pressing CTRL+(left)ALT+E produces both the symbol for the Euro and an accented e, where you expect only the accented e. This issue can occur in WordPad.exe.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date        Time    Version       Size     File name    -------------------------------------------------------    10/12/2000  07:21p  411,920  Riched20.dll   				

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Windows 2000. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 2.
For additional information about how to install Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes at the same time, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
249149 Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Hotfixes

Article ID: 275128 - Last Review: 12/05/2015 22:00:10 - Revision: 3.3

Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition

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