Estonia now using the Euro (or how to set currency in Windows)

On January 1st 2011 Estonia joined the single EU currency and is now getting to grips with using the Euro on a daily basis.  Funny thing is with money that it affects all sorts of things, not least the layout of all those keyboards!  Imagine everyone in Estonia now needs a new keyboard with the correct symbol.  Also they need the correct mappings for the keyboards.  Luckily we’ve released updates to make that happen but it’s a good time to explain the manual way of changing currency.

  1. Click Start, type Change the date, time, or number format in the Start Search box, and then click Change the date, time, or number format in the Programs list.
    Note If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
  2. In the Region and Language dialog box, click Additional settings under the Formats tab.
  3. Click the Currency tab and then change Currency symbol from kr to €.
    Note If you have applied the update that is described in the "Resolution" section, and you want to change the currency symbol to the earlier version, click the Currency tab, click to select in the Currency symbol list, and then type kr.
  4. Click OK two times to apply the change.

After you make this change, the new currency symbol is displayed as your system currency in all Windows and Microsoft Office products.

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