There are already many questions about typing the € symbol on keyboards where it is not one of the keycaps.
Unless I have missed one of them, the answers fall into several categories:
- Alt+E, which works on European keyboard layouts, maybe even UK English layouts, but not the US English layout.
- Pressing the AltGr key together with some key, usually also E from memory.
- Holding down the Alt key, then typing the Unicode hexadecimal codepoint for the symbol on the numeric keypad while holding the Alt key, and then releasing it.
- won't work because in Australia we use the US English layout and there are no symbols mapped to any Alt-key combinations.
- won't work because my HP ProBook 430 came with a US keyboard, and US keyboards have no AltGr key.
- won't work because the HP ProBook 430 is a nice small portable size and doesn't have a numeric keypad.
Yes I can install a different keyboard layout, but those move around many symbols programmers use and I'm a touch-typist so it would slow me down considerably.
Is there no other method I've missed among the other answers? Will I have to stick to cut-and-pasting the € symbol in Windows?