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    How to get the Euro into Debian?
    Contributed by Anonymous on Thursday, January 03 @ 08:46:38 GMT

    Ask Debianplanet
    Several European countries have replaced their old currencies with the euro. For those who live in these countries, or anyone else for that matter, euro support is a necessity; see the Debian Euro HOWTO.

    Hint: there's a nifty little euro-support package in woody.

    text later edited by joy

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    Re: How to get the Euro into Debian? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Thursday, January 03 @ 08:55:25 GMT

    I saw on that a document is available on this adress :

    It's a document provided by Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pena

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    Re: How to get the Euro into Debian? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Thursday, January 03 @ 08:59:42 GMT

    In woody/testing there is a 'euro-support' package with documentation and a simple 'euro-test' script. I solved most of the euro problems by setting fonts charset from 8859-1 to 8859-15.

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    Re: How to get the Euro into Debian? (Score: 1)
    by DanielS on Thursday, January 03 @ 09:17:58 GMT
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    Here are a few handy tips from IRC:

    * Tv has euro in AltGr-e
    Tv: The French keymap I use doesn't have it.
    Tv: There's another French keymap, but that one doesn't provide Meta, Compose or Menu, so it's a no-no.
    Lo-lan-do: i edited the keymap and s/EuroSign/currency/ and it works ...
    buxy: I spent two hours trying to find out what file was to be edited. $verbose++?
    Lo-lan-do: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb/symbols/fr but it's not a conf file, so you'll lose the change at the next upgrade
    you can copy it to fr-euro and change XF86Config to point to fr-euro
    Doesn't seem to work...
    AltGr+E does nothing, while AltGr+Shift+E does the cent sign.
    Lo-lan-do: xmodmap -e 'keysym e = e E EuroSign' worked for me
    Okay, locale problem, it seems.
    Lo-lan-do: Change to -15, not -1.
    Yep. Seems to work.

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    Re: How to get the Euro into Debian? (Score: 1)
    by DanielS on Thursday, January 03 @ 10:15:36 GMT
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    Thanks to robster for rephrasing this article to make it more clear.

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    Re: How to get the Euro into Debian? (Score: 1)
    by Pflipp on Thursday, January 03 @ 12:28:36 GMT
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    Pfft... when we had guilders, I couldn't find the guilders sign on my keyboard either, so I just typed "f 10,-", or "fl. 10,-" instead of this nice cursive F that is the guilder sign. I'll type "E 10,-" just the same.

    Having your own currency sign on your keyboard is for weenies, Englishmen and Americans 😉



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