French Accent on an e'

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  1. bwfc0907 macrumors regular

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    How can I do this on my iPhone? I can't find it on the French keyboard.
     
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  4. mstrze macrumors 68000

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    Hold you finger over any letter that you want to type with an accent...after a second or so, options will show up for you.
     
  5. bwfc0907 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Cheers guys, cracked it.

    Any idea how u do it on a windows based laptop?
     
  6. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    You have to press Alt and the number key(s) on the number keypad corresponding to é (alt + 0233).

    Here are others.
     
  7. mstrze macrumors 68000

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    UGH! that sucks!
     
  8. bwfc0907 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Apparently that doesn't work on laptops just keyboards with a numpad.

    Any other ideas?
     
  9. viggen61 macrumors 6502

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    Start off by going: start-[all] programs-accessories-system tools-character map. You can select the character here. But it's slow.

    At the bottom of the window, it gives you the Unicode character code, and the ALT-code. On an extended keyboard, you would press and hold the 'ALT' key, while typing the numbers on the numeric pad. Not certain if that works for a laptop without the extended keyboard. Perhaps if you switch on 'Num Lock'?

    So, to type a Swedish Å (that's a capital A with a ring above it, you would hold an alt key, and type '0197' on the numeric pad.

    Much simpler on the Mac... That same character is shift-option-A. For other diacriticals, say, the umlaut (two dots over the letter), you simply type [Shift-]Option-U, then the letter you want. Works with A, O, U...

    Almost forgot - you can always turn on a different keyboard map. For Swedish, that would turn your {,} & | into the three extra letters English doesn't have.

    Good luck!

    :apple::apple:
     
  10. DisneySMAX macrumors member

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    On Windows just press and hold the "ALT GR" key (right of the space bar) and E for é

    Easy for all the vowels á é í ó ú
     
  11. bwfc0907 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Brilliant, thanks so much, got browny points from the wife!!
     
  12. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Sure it does. Your laptop must have a way to type the num pad (usually it;s the Fn key with blue numbers on the letter keys.
     
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    Not all laptops have soft num pads. In fact, MacBooks haven't had one for some time.
     

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