The Euro symbol

Sarah Reichelt sarah.reichelt at
Mon Aug 4 03:20:21 EDT 2008

Hi people,

Can anyone give me some advice on the cross-platform issues with the
Euro symbol?

On my Mac, numToChar(216) gives the Euro symbol, but on my Windows
virtual machine, that doesn't work, but numToChar(128) does. Is this
correct for all varieties of Windows?

I am helping with an app that switches currencies and is
cross-platform. The currency symbol occurs in fields all over the app
so it takes a while to change. Before building a standalone, we set
the symbol as required, then build the version for that currency. Now
it appears that we have to set the euro symbol to one thing, build for
Mac, then set it to something else and build for Windows.

Surely there has to be an easier, more standard way to handle the Euro symbol?


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