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December 20, 2013 at 05:45:21
Specs: Windows 95B, 800MHz /256mb
Hello,

I cannot display the euro currency symbol in word documents and i cannot format excel spreadsheets with the euro currency symbol.

I am using a Toshiba Satellite pro 4300, with Windows 95B and Microsoft Office 95 (Both using legal licences). I searched the internet and found a windows 95 update from Microsoft's website. I cannot remember the KB number but the file download is called tahoma32.exe. The update completed successfully and the Tahoma fonts appeared in Windows 95 fonts folder and showed up in word.

However, excel did not give me the option to format the cells with the euro currency symbol.

In word. when i select the Tahoma font and tried to search for the euro currency symbol, it did not appear in symbol. I then opened character map and selected the Tahoma fonts, the symbol for the euro currency was not present.

I tried re-installing, restarting the PC, but the story was the same. It isn't a vital solution, i just write the word euro at the top of the excel spreadsheet. It is just that Microsoft offered a solution that doesn't work. There is more information from them if it doesn't print, but i am not trying to print.

Any information would be useful....many thanks
Apart from that i am enjoying the windows 95 experience. It is very fast and responds instantly all the time. All of the device drivers installed OK...well the main ones...display, sound and network.


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December 21, 2013 at 12:29:59
Have you actually installed the Euro symbol update for Windows 95? Just the TAHOMA32.EXE package does not provide Euro support, only an updated font that contains a Euro symbol.

You need the full update in order to have that functionality, but I have no idea whether it will fix the problem inside Excel.

http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#EUR
http://www.mdgx.com/files/W95EURO.EXE



#1
December 20, 2013 at 07:36:24
Did you try Alt-0128?

I also found this with a Google search:

http://forums.techguy.org/business-...


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#2
December 20, 2013 at 17:19:46
Yes i did. I forgot to mention it.
If you hold the alt key and type 0128 nothing happens. If you repeat it, then word crashes. Word does not restart unless you restart the PC. Then everything is OK until you hold down the alt key and type 0128. First time nothing happens. Try again and word crashes again. I went round this cycle 5 times. I tried reinstalling microsoft word, but the result is the same. I am wondering about how to check the registry for this font/symbol.


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#3
December 20, 2013 at 22:57:55
I'm not sure if it'll fix it but you might consider 'upgrading' to office 97. Disks should be easy to come by.

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#4
December 21, 2013 at 02:12:43
According to this document, "www.sysmod.com/euronotes.pdf", page 15, Word 7 requires AltGr (or Ctrl+Alt) + X, where X depends on your country settings as specified on page 8.

Could be worth a try.
Nigel

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#5
December 21, 2013 at 12:29:59
✔ Best Answer
Have you actually installed the Euro symbol update for Windows 95? Just the TAHOMA32.EXE package does not provide Euro support, only an updated font that contains a Euro symbol.

You need the full update in order to have that functionality, but I have no idea whether it will fix the problem inside Excel.

http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#EUR
http://www.mdgx.com/files/W95EURO.EXE


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#6
December 21, 2013 at 15:41:14
Well would you know it! Microsoft don't mention that or offer a link....kind of ridiculous really.

Many thanks for the info. I will download try it and post back.


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#7
January 6, 2014 at 11:45:55
Probably a silly question but in the examples given were you using the numeric keyboard on the right?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#8
January 12, 2014 at 11:05:32
Lone Crusader was 100% correct! Many thanks Lone Crusader. After i installed the two files from the links provided:-

1) It fixed an issue i was having with office 95, not related to the euro currency issues.
I had installed tahoma32.exe to try and get the euro currency symbol and it caused another issue with office, because it had no support files behind.

2) It did install the euro currency symbol support.

The only thing that is a bit funny for me, is that i have to press AltGr and type 04 then the euro symbol pops up on the page. It works in Excel as well.
Just to be clear, whilst holding down AltGR, type 04 and when you let go of AltGR, the 04 will appear in the document at the place holder.

In excel, format cells, custom and choose the formatting for the £ sign (don't choose currency from the list, but from Custom. Delete the £ symbol and hold down AltGR and type 04, release and it euro currency symbol appears. When you click OK, the column is formatted with the euro currency symbol. Works a treat.

Many thanks


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#9
January 12, 2014 at 11:13:04
Good to hear and thanks for popping back to let us know.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#10
January 12, 2014 at 17:21:05
You're welcome! Glad you got it straightened out.

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