Typing French accents in Windows documents

If you’ve got a UK-style keyboard (ie QWERTY, as opposed to French AZERTY keyboard), you will be familiar with the difficulties to include accents or other special characters in your French text.

Here is a quick and easy (once you get used to it!) solution:

Just hold down the ALT button and type the following codes:

a with grave accent à ALT + 133 À ALT + 0192
a with circumflex â ALT + 131 Â ALT + 0194
a with tréma ä ALT + 132 Ä ALT + 142
a e ligature æ ALT + 145 Æ ALT + 146
c with cedilla ç ALT + 135 Ç ALT + 128
e with acute accent é ALT + 130 É ALT + 144
e with grave accent è ALT + 138 È ALT + 0200
e with circumflex ê ALT + 136 Ê ALT + 0202
e with tréma ë ALT + 137 Ë ALT + 0203
i with circumflex î ALT + 140 Î ALT + 0206
i with tréma ï ALT + 139 Ï ALT + 0207
o with circumflex ô ALT + 147 Ô ALT + 0212
o e ligature œ ALT + 0156 Œ ALT + 0140
u with grave accent ù ALT + 151 Ù ALT + 0217
u with circumflex û ALT + 150 Û ALT + 0219
u with tréma ü ALT + 129 Ü ALT + 154
French quotation marks « ALT + 174 » ALT + 175
Euro symbol € ALT + 0128

HAPPY WRITING IN FRENCH!!

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