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

[email protected], 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 ??

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Samsung Galaxy A8 review: Hands-on

Illustrator Juan Esteban Rodriguez on creating highly detailed official film posters for Star Wars…

iMac Pro review

Comment savoir si quelqu'un a bloqué votre numéro de téléphone ?