Cleaner euro symbol for LaTeX

Cleaner euro symbol for LaTeX

I typeset the euro symbol (€) regularly and I’ve always thought the version produced in LaTeX sticks out a bit like a sore thumb. (I re-assure myself that noticing these things is evidence that I adequately proof-read my prose.) The code below makes a new command \yuro that (in my opinion) fits in better with the surrounding text.

\documentclass[12pt]{article}
\usepackage{eurosym}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\newcommand{\yuro}{\scalebox{0.95}{\euro}}
\begin{document}
This is the size with the \euro 1,000 original configuration.

This is the size with the \yuro 1,000 newer configuration.
\end{document}

The code shrinks the size of the symbol to make it fit better with other characters. Similarities to the status of the eurozone are unintentional.

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