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It's available the euro symbol inclusion for operating systems : Caldera/DR-DOS, Novell DOS, MS-DOS 3.30, MS-DOS 3.31, MS-DOS 6.22, Windows 3.xx, Windows 95 and Windows 98.

With the euro appearance, a new symbol has been incorporated to our keyboards. Technically, that means to change the computer and printer character set and to assign a new key. If printer is later on year 2000, it may have code page 850 already modified. You can find it such as 850 or 858. If your printer is prior, unless you print from a graphical environment, probably you can't obtain it.

Character code corresponding in the modified code page 850, also known as 858, is 213 decimal or D5 hexadecimal. In the modified code pages 819 and modified iso-8859-1 (known as iso-8859-15), it corresponds to 128 decimal or 80 hexadecimal.

Once the patch is installed, you can type € (euro) symbol pressing [altgr] [E] or [altgr] [5] depending on wich keyboard layout you have. If your keyboard layout has not the [altgr] key, you can obtain it pressing [ctrl] [alt] instead.

If you want to show this symbol on a web page, keep in mind if the navigator used by who looks at, has not an upgraded code page, he will see any other character instead.

INSTRUCTIONS

To know which version you need, from DOS, type VER [intro]; from Windows, locate mouse cursor on "My pc", click right button (if it's setup for left-handed, click left one) and select "Properties". Select your needed patch from the following relation.

After installing the corresponding patch, from DOS or from DOS window, type TYPE C:\CONFIG.SYS | MORE [intro] and check if there is a line like :

And also TYPE C:\AUTOEXEC.BAT | MORE [intro] and look for lines like :

or :

If not, edit them with EDIT C:\CONFIG.SYS [intro] and EDIT C:\AUTOEXEC.BAT [intro]. Remember it's advisable to make backup copies before. Keep in mind files DISPLAY.SYS, EGA.CPI and COUNTRY.SYS will be in your system directory, that is you must include the full path before. For example :

or :

To know which is your system directory, from DOS, type PATH [intro] and you will see a sort of directories with ";" (semi-colon) between them. If you have DOS or Windows 3.xx, you will see :

If you have Windows 95 or 98, you may see :

In the following instructions, we hope your system directory is the usual one depending on your operating system. If on prior instructions you saw a different result of that we show, keep it when proceeding with install.

If you need to uninstall DOS upgrades, go again to your system directory and run EURO /U [intro]. To uninstall Windows 95 upgrade, go to "Start/Settings/Control Panel/Add or remove programs". Windows 3.xx upgrade can't be uninstalled.

Those patches were tested under MS-DOS 3.30, 3.31 and 6.22; Novell DOS 7.10; DR-DOS 7.03, and Windows 95 and 98 DOS window with Spanish keyboard layout. Any other operating systems and keyboard layouts were not tested but you can contact us at info@sima.cat.

DR-DOS

You must install the patch made from one of CALDERA for DR-DOS 7.03.

Save EURO.BAT and EURODR.EXE to C:\DRDOS directory and after from system type CD \DRDOS [intro] and EURO [intro].

NW-DOS

You must install the patch made from one of CALDERA for DR-DOS 7.03.

Save EURO.BAT and EURODR.EXE to C:\NWDOS directory and after from system type CD \NWDOS [intro] and EURO [intro].

MS-DOS 3.30

You must install the patch made from one of IBM for IBM-DOS 7.00.

Save EURO.BAT and EURO330.EXE to C:\DOS directory and after from system type CD \DOS [intro] and EURO [intro].

MS-DOS 3.31

You must install the patch made from one of IBM for IBM-DOS 7.00.

Save EURO.BAT and EURO331.EXE to C:\DOS directory and after from system type CD \DOS [intro] and EURO [intro].

MS-DOS 6.22

You must install the patch made from one of IBM for IBM-DOS 7.00.

Save EURO.BAT and EURO622.EXE to C:\DOS directory and after from system type CD \DOS [intro] and EURO [intro].

Windows 3.xx

You must install the patch that was supplied by Microsoft for Windows 3.1 and the one for MS-DOS 6.22. Probably it will run on versions prior to 3.xx.

Save EUROW3X.EXE to C:\ directory and after run it from program manager.

Save EURO.BAT and EURO622.EXE to C:\DOS directory and after from system type CD \DOS [intro] and EURO [intro].

Windows 95

You must install the patch supplied by Microsoft for Windows 95 and the one for MS-DOS 6.22. Patch must be according with your language version installed.

If you have the catalan version, save EUROW95C.EXE to C:\ directory and after from "Start/Run" type C:\EUROW95C.EXE [accept].

If you have the basque version, save EUROW95E.EXE to C:\ directory and after from "Start/Run" type C:\EUROW95E.EXE [accept].

If you have the spanish version, save EUROW95S.EXE to C:\ directory and after from "Start/Run" type C:\EUROW95S.EXE [accept].

Anyway, save EURO.BAT and EURO622.EXE to C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND directory and after from "Start/Run" type C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\EURO.BAT [accept].

Windows 98

If you have Windows 98, you must already have the euro symbol, pressing [altgr] [E] or [altgr] [5]. But for using it from DOS window, you must install the patch for MS-DOS 6.22.

Save EURO.BAT and EURO622.EXE to C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND directory and after from "Start/Run" type C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\EURO.BAT [accept].