EUR (Euro) - the single European currency currency introduced in 1999.For the first time the currency was introduced in 11 member states.Then, gradually joined by eight states.
introduction of the euro in 1999 is an important step in European integration.He was also one of its major successes: over 337 500 000 EU citizens in 19 countries currently use the euro as its currency.
- What does the icon euro
- How to insert the euro symbol in the text
- History icon euro
- Background introducing currency
What does the icon on the euro
Today, the euro is the official currency in Austria, Germany, France, Finland, Belgium, Greece, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Ireland, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Estonia and Luxembourg.
the future of the euro plan to go Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary.
Since the origin of the characters has a different interpretation, the euro symbol carries multiple meanings.
So, from the point of view of the Greek alphabet, "euro" is a combination of the Greek Upsilon, indicating the importance of European civilization, the letter "E", which means "Europe" and the sign "equal", speaking about the stability of the euro as a currency.
From the perspective of the Slavic alphabet "round Glagolitic" icon euro - this is nothing but the word "Yes."
As for the logo, it has the exact proportions and colors, developed and approved by the European Commission.Also approved by the icon size.Initially, it was found that the icon size should match the size of the Arab numbers denomination notes and coins.
At the same time there are differences in the writing of characters from different fonts, depending on the operating system.Also, there are differences in the writing of the icon in relation to the figures, depending on the language and spelling rules.
generality of the icon is that its basis is the capital letter "C".Top
How to enter the euro symbol in the text
Depending on the operating system icon euro is introduced with the help of keyboard shortcuts:
- Windows: digital English keyboard layout - Alt + 0128;digital Russian keyboard layout - Alt + 0136.
- Windows 7: any keyboard layout - Alt + Ctrl + E (Y).
- OC Linux: Compose + sign "=" + f.
- Mac OC: on the English keyboard layout - Alt + Shift + 2;on the Russian keyboard layout - Alt + Shift + 4.
You can also use the symbol table, which is located in the tab "Standard".
icon euro has its own spelling and programming languages.For example, in HTML euro written as «& amp; euro».
encoding UNICODE: U + 20AC.
History icon euro
Graphic icon euro was formed long before its implementation.The official date of birth of the single European currency symbol is 12 December 1996.
History icon has a lot of ambiguities and even linked to the conflict.It is known that for design icon euro was a competition in which the team won the design experts, whose names were not disclosed until now.
At the same time claim to the authorship of the leading graphic design of the European Community - Arthur Eyzenmengerm.
Background The introduction of the currency
When the euro was launched on 1 January 1999, the currency became the new official currency of 11 Member States, replacing the old national currencies, such as - the German mark and the French franc.
Replacing currency took place in two stages.Firstly, the euro was introduced as a reference currency for payments and accounting, while the mark and franc continued to be used for cash payments.It is only from 1 January 2002 the euro entered into circulation in the form of banknotes and coins.
But today, the euro is not the currency of all EU Member States.Two countries (Denmark and the United Kingdom) have refused to adopt the euro into circulation, leaving its currency.The rest (some of the newly acceded EU member states plus Sweden) have yet to meet the conditions for adoption of the single currency.
States such as Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican City have adopted the euro as their currency by virtue of specific monetary agreements with the EU.However, they may issue their own euro coins within certain limits.However, since they are not members of the EU, they are not part of the eurozone.