How to Add Currency Symbols to Text on Android

Q Do you need a special keyboard to make a euro symbol on Android 6.0?

A. The standard keyboard that comes with most versions of Android includes the euro symbol (€), but this character is not immediately visible. When typing an e-mail or other text and you need to insert the euro sign, press the ?123 key in the lower left corner of the keyboard.

In the second row of numbers and symbols, press and hold the dollar sign key. Above your finger, a box will appear showing several currency symbols; these include the peso, euro, cent sign, pound sterling and yen. Without lifting your finger from the screen, swipe to the euro symbol, then lift your finger from the glass to insert the character into the text. (Apple’s iOS 9 keyboard puts the currency characters in a similar place under the dollar sign and includes the Korean won symbol for good measure.)

Android 6.0 includes more keystrokes that provide additional characters to its on-screen keyboard. By pressing the question mark and exclamation point symbols, you can get the reversed versions used in Spanish. Press the number row keys to display the available fraction characters. On the standard ABC keyboard, pressing characters on the top row of QWERTY keys leads to shortcuts for numbers or accented vowels. Other letters that also take accents in some languages ​​(like a, c, and n) show their alternative versions when you tap them.

As an alternative method, while on the ?123 keyboard, press the ~[[emoticons collection.

James V. Hayes