French Accent ??

  gudda96 10:02 29 Nov 2004

Can anyone please tell me if/how I can use a french accent using Word/XP

  Diodorus Siculus 10:04 29 Nov 2004

click here

TRL+` (ACCENT GRAVE), the letter

à, è, ì, ò, ù,
À, È, Ì, Ò, Ù

CTRL+' (APOSTROPHE), the letter

á, é, í, ó, ú, ý
Á, É, Í, Ó, Ú, Ý

CTRL+SHIFT+^ (CARET), the letter

â, ê, î, ô, û
Â, Ê, Î, Ô, Û

CTRL+SHIFT+~ (TILDE), the letter

ã, ñ, õ
Ã, Ñ, Õ

CTRL+SHIFT+: (COLON), the letter

ä, ë, ï, ö, ü, ÿ,
Ä, Ë, Ï, Ö, Ü, Ÿ

CTRL+SHIFT+@, a or A

å, Å

CTRL+SHIFT+&, a or A

æ, Æ

CTRL+SHIFT+&, o or O

œ, Œ

CTRL+, (COMMA), c or C

ç, Ç


ð, Ð

CTRL+/, o or O

ø, Ø







  Diodorus Siculus 10:05 29 Nov 2004

Accents & Special Characters
click here


  gudda96 10:47 29 Nov 2004


Thank you so much for your quick and effient response.

From what I can gather, the first answer will suffice.

  curlylad 11:48 29 Nov 2004

Start , all programs , accessories , system tools , character map. Here you will find all manner of different language based icons and characters and the like.

  gudda96 12:38 29 Nov 2004


character map does not show after system tools on my pc.I use XP if it helps

  anchor 13:49 29 Nov 2004

In Word 2003, click on "Insert", then choose Symbol. This will give you all the characters you need, in what whatever font you choose.

I assume its the same in Word XP.

  Carafaraday 14:15 29 Nov 2004

Many thanks - very useful information and much quicker than going through insert symbol route.

  Diodorus Siculus 14:32 29 Nov 2004

Carafaraday - yes, I agree that it is quicker; it just takes a little time to remember the various combinations. I have a little MS word chart that has all combinations listed and that is on a notice board for easy reference.

  curlylad 17:15 29 Nov 2004

I also use XP and that is the path to it from my PC , dont know why yours is not the same ?

  gudda96 11:08 30 Nov 2004


Thanks for coming back, problem solved now but out of curiosity, this is my system tools pic, sorry..thought I could copy/paste or attach.

How do you do those "click here" links ??

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