How to include the € symbol? [duplicate]

In my *.cls class file I loaded

``````\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
``````

(does the order of the two matter?)

and get the following error message: `Command \texteuro unavailable in encoding T1.`

• Why can't I insert the EURO € symbol?
• Do I need to to load a special package, e.g. `eurosym`?
• Can I just type it plainly, or do I need to wrap it in TeX-code?
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marked as duplicate by Stefan Kottwitz♦Apr 17 '13 at 16:58

HEre are some tips on typesetting the euro symbol: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/9866/… (possible duplicate?) –  Matthew Leingang Apr 17 '13 at 16:27
thx! I was googling the error message (see my question) and it returned no entries on SX... I'll take a look at that € thread. –  nutty about natty Apr 17 '13 at 16:32
@nuttyaboutnatty Make sure to also use the site’s search function. A simple search for `euro symbol` would’ve sufficed. –  doncherry Apr 17 '13 at 17:06
@doncherry it's not where I searched but for what I searched: I was after the error message (which now, thx to this duplicate, will be found). –  nutty about natty Apr 17 '13 at 17:41

``````  \usepackage{textcomp}
or, in a `.cls` file
``````  \RequirePackage{textcomp}