(featured image by: brandedflashdrives.com shows how it can be frustrating to try to French accents)
Do you study or speak French? If so, you’ve probably had to type something in French and have encountered the issue of the accents. How do you type them on an American or non-French keyboard? Do you always have to go to the Insert – symbol menu and choose from there? Do you always have to copy and paste the accents you need from a French website? The answer is no! There is a quick and easy way to type those French documents without slowing down your typing by using the ALT key.
Here’s a chart of the most commonly used French symbols
|Lower case||Upper Case|
|Accent grave (à)||ALT + 133||ALT + 0192|
|Circumflex (â)||ALT + 131||ALT + 0194|
|Cedilla (ç )||ALT + 135||ALT + 128|
|Accent Aigu (é)||ALT + 130||ALT + 144|
|Accent Grave (è )||ALT + 138||ALT + 0200|
|Circumflex ( ê)||ALT + 136||ALT + 0202|
|Circumflex (î )||ALT + 140||ALT + 0206|
|Circumflex ( ô )||ALT + 147||ALT + 0212|
|e dans l’o (œ )||ALT + 0156||ALT + 0140|
|Accent Grave (ù )||ALT + 151||ALT + 0217|
|Circumflex ( û )||ALT + 150||ALT + 0219|
|French accents - left «||ALT + 174|
|French accents – right »||ALT + 175|
|Euro €||ALT + 0128|
Check out this great website with the ALT control cheat sheet for typing in French- also covers MACs. Have fun and type away!
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