[OS X TeX] Euro symbol

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Dec 11 21:33:05 CET 2008

On Dec 11, 2008, at 1:32 PM, Friedrich Vosberg wrote:

> Morning.
> On 10.12.2008, at 22.14, Christoph Hoh wrote:
>> \usepackage[right]{eurosym}
>> Then type something like
>> "I have spent \EUR{100} two days ago."
> I want to type € (ALT+E), i.e. tapping two keys simultaneously, but  
> not \EUR{}. This are first three keys simultaneously, then one key  
> holded and three keys and for the braces holding another key and tap  
> two more keys. This is not efficient.
> Kind regards, Friedrich


If you don't need lots of nicely matching maths (at this time) the  
easiest way to go is to use UTF-8 encoding and go straight to xelatex.

%%!TEX TS-program = xelatex
%%!TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode

\setmainfont[Numbers=Lining,Scale=1.05]{Hoefler Text}

Here is a line worth 100\,€!

You must be sure that the font you choose has the euro symbol but I  
think most otf fonts do nowadays.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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