I know that the keyboard shortcut to use for the Euro symbol is Option + Shift + 2. But I'm now using the $ key, why can't I just re-assign or reprogram the Shift + 4 key combo to give me ?

Does anyone know a way this can be done?

  • UK keyboard € is opt/2, opt/shift/2 is ™
    – Tetsujin
    Jul 14, 2018 at 9:52
  • ... or did you actually mean American keyboard?
    – Tetsujin
    Jul 14, 2018 at 11:20
  • @Tetsujin If his normal shortcut is option shift 2, then he is using the US input source for English. Jul 14, 2018 at 12:08
  • Yeah, eventually I figured that out - title says english keyboard... which is somewhat confusing if you are English, not American ;-)
    – Tetsujin
    Jul 14, 2018 at 12:21

2 Answers 2


Two apps for remapping keys are Ukelele and Karabiner.

Also the Dutch keyboard layout is the same as US but has € at Option 2, if that is easier.

You can also set up a text replacement in system preferences/keyboard/text/replace with, so that for example $$ gives you €.


One other possibilty for non-Apple apps like MS Office is to use autocorrect to replace the euro symbol with the dollar or vice versa...

Edit based on comments : many programs have an autocorrect function, this is from Excel : enter image description here


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