French accents on english keyboard

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  1. lechinois66 macrumors newbie

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    Can anyone tell me how to get the accents from the english keyboard? It seems really hard to get most of them...
     
  2. Nermal Moderator

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    They're typed with the Option key (which I think is called Alt on a British keyboard).

    Option-e for acute, followed by the letter, eg. Option-e then a for á.
    Option-i for circumflex
    Option-` for grave
    Option-c for cedilla

    Are there any others? I haven't done French since my first year of high school :p
     
  3. Rajani Isa macrumors 65816

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    If you are using a Windows keyboard, I use this site for the alt codes (hold down alt, type the code, release alt.)
     
  4. jgaudet macrumors newbie

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    French accents on a bilingual keyboard

    This is my first IMac and I ordered a bilingual keyboard so I could have the French accents. Why am I not getting them? Worse, the keys on the keyboard don<t match (as you can see I can<t even find the apostrophe?) HELP, please!
     
  5. Vihzel macrumors 6502

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    When I want to type in French (I'm a French speaker), I just use the French AZERTY keyboard and just switch back and forth. It makes it so much easier while typing out a paper. It takes a while to get used to AZERTY but once you get it, it becomes second nature typing in full English and French on it. After a long paper, I always make mistakes writing in English on the English keyboard. hehe
     

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