6. The Euro in the X Window System

With default configuration AltGr-e (the right Alt for those who have no AltGr) produces the generic currency symbol which looks like a four legged spider. When the font of the program is changed to a ISO-8859-15 font the currency symbol is replaced by the Euro symbol. In Debian this can be achieved by adding line

     .XTerm.VT100.font: -*-courier-*-*-*-*-*-100-*-*-*-*-iso8859-15

to the file /etc/X11/app-defaults/XTerm. The fonts available in distributions and installations vary.

If AltGr-e does not work add line

   keycode 26 = e E EuroSign

to the file /etc/X11/Xmodmap