Euro in GnuCash for Mac

John Ralls jralls at
Fri Nov 13 18:22:54 EST 2009

On Nov 12, 2009, at 11:42 PM, AllanonIV wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm a new Mac User. Long time I worked with Linux and GnuCash.  
> Everything
> was alright. Now, I downloaded the GnusCash Version for Mac.
> The EURO sign € hasn't the correct view. Instead of € I get the  
> short form
> EU.
> € 1234 instead of EU 1234
> How can I change this?
> Thanks for help.

It's coming from Apple's LC_MONETARY files, and they don't have the €  
symbol in them. You'll have to first make the appropriate one writable  
(I'm guessing which one is appropriate from your email domain):
sudo chmod a+w /usr/share/locale/de_DE.UTF-8/LC_MONETARY
Then edit that file and change the "Eu" on the second line to €.

This unfortunately doesn't work for all currencies, just the one  
selected as the primary locale. That means that the folks who work in  
multiple currencies get a symbol for their primary currency and a 3- 
letter code for everything else.

John Ralls

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