RE: European Currency Symbol

From: Chris Pratley (
Date: Wed Feb 11 1998 - 03:31:18 EST

I'm not sure if anyone addressed the actual question in this mail. Microsoft
has reserved a code point in the various 8-bit European Windows code pages
for the Euro for data interoperability with non-Unicode applications. As
noted by others here, the position in Unicode of the Euro is actually
U+20AC, which is what is used in TrueType fonts from Microsoft.

The Euro code point in the various European code pages is 0x80 for cp1250,
1252, 1253, etc.
The Euro code point in cp1251 (Cyrillic) is 0x88
No code point is reserved in non-European code pages

I'm not sure which printer manufacturers have yet adopted this code point in
actual devices, if any.


        -----Original Message-----
        From: TUK - Richard Bright []
        Sent: Monday, February 09, 1998 8:01 AM
        To: Multiple Recipients of
        Subject: European Currency Symbol

        I am trying to understand code position 20A0 as proposed for the new
        Euro currency symbol.

        I work with computer printers which use 8 bit coding rather than 16

        Do you know what the byte code (00 - FF Hex) is proposed for

        Also, which printer manufacturers (Hewlett Packard, IBM, Epson) have
        accepted this proposal.


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