Keyboard help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by AuburnTiger, Jan 12, 2006.

  1. AuburnTiger macrumors member

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    I know this may be a silly question, but is there a way for me to type l'accent grave and l'accent aigu with a US keyboard? Is there a keystroke I'm not aware of?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Try OPTION-` and OPTION-E before typing the character you want it to appear over. In fact, run through the whole keyboard holding down OPTION for some cool characters. :p
     
  3. AuburnTiger thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm trying to figure out the keystrokes for french letters without having to change my entire keyboard over. The only one I've found so far is "ç"

    I'm still trying for the l'accent grave "e", the l'accent aigu "e", and the Le tr(l'accent aigu e)ma i, o, and e.

    *Sigh*
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Remind me what they look like again. Are these good enough: è, é, ê, ë, ç? They're all enabled by pressing OPTION on various keys before typing in the e. :)
     
  5. AuburnTiger thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh, ok! I see how you're doing it now. One thing though, i can't figure out how to do the circonflexe (look like a little hat). One letter are you pressing for that one?
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  7. dorqiekat macrumors 6502a

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    I SO know what you're going through, I almost lost my nails during french. I doubt you'll use them all but here they are. I'm not sure if this is all, but it's what I found.

    à- option, `, a

    î- option, i, i

    â- option, i, a

    ï- option, u, i

    ç- option, c

    ô- option, i, o

    è- option, `, e

    ù- option, `, u

    é- option, e

    û- option, i, u

    ë- option, u, e
     
  8. ryandeschamps macrumors newbie

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    Straight-forward answer to your question:

    For grave: Hold down OPTION and hit ` - then hit e.
    For aigu: Hold down OPTION and hit e - then hit e again.
    For circumflex: Hold down OPTION and hit u - then hit e.

    If you want to apply the accent to other vowels, you simply replace the "e" with the other vowel you want.
     

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